Have you ever laid out all your camping gear next to your backpack before a trip and snapped a picture just so you can point to it later and say that you fit such a great big assortment of gear in your pack? There’s a certain feeling of satisfaction that comes from having a well organized camping pack – a pride in your preparedness.
ACK Web Developer Jeremy Arntz is one of the company’s most frequent paddlers who is typically found on the water at Austin’s Lake Travis once or twice a week. Recently, he landed a new piece of gear and wanted to share his excitement about it – the Kelty Noah’s Tarp.
Despite camping once or twice a month, I never felt like it was worth investing in a quality camp chair. I had bought a pair of $5 brand-less chairs and had been using the one that hadn’t fully broken down after the first use.
Summer marks a time when your water bottle never seems to be quite as full as you’d like and you start to notice that every time you go out to paddle or camp you end up swimming or (gasp) not doing anything at all. While this summer in particular has already brought record breaking temperatures throughout many parts of the nation there is hope for those that want to continue playing outdoors.
This post was originally published at by Dylan Peeples (ThriftyGear Founder). Weekend camping trips are my thing.
Those are just a few of the words that would describe my weekend camping in Garner State Park back in the fall of 2011. With good friends, gear, and kayaks in tow, we set off for the Hill Country for a gorgeous autumn weekend of camping, paddling and hiking.