I've had a funny relationship with REI over the years. At times it's felt like a magical place, a toy store full of ideas and inspiration. But at other times, it's felt like a mockery of the reality of my life.
The whole idea is, we don’t need fancy and expensive things to enjoy the outdoors.
Could I create an entire ultra-light backpacking setup, all from IKEA products, for under $100? Backpack, shelter, sleeping-system... and as much of the extras as possible... maybe not shoes, but... maybe! I've had this odd notion ever since reading "Beyond Backpacking: Ray Jardine's Guide to Lightweight Hiking" and more recently Mike Clelland's "Ultralight Backpackin' Tips. …
It was always a challenge transitioning back to everyday life, returning to the unanswered, sorting through the unnecessary, holding onto that sense of community as we went our own ways.
what happens under the stars at 10 years old can last a lifetime
why easy mtn?