This is going to be the first in a series of weekly blog posts in which I share links to my favorite outdoor-related websites, blogs, blog posts, YouTube videos, gear, etc.
So here goes:
Favorite blog post of the week
Waterproofing Your Backpack by Just Your Average Hiker (JYAH) – Great how-to article on maintaining and improving the waterproof-ness of your backpack. This guy’s got a great blog. If you’re into hiking and backpacking then you should be reading this guy’s blog.
Favorite blog of the week
Desk to Dirtbag – Paraphrasing from his website: After Ryan’s desk job of more than 5 years came to an end he decided to take advantage of the opportunity and spend some time with a pack on his back, exploring a few of the most spectacular mountains and rocks out there. His blog chronicles his journey from desk jockey to dirtbag climber.
Favorite YouTube video of the week
How to Fold a Waterproof Jacket by ColinOutdoors – This short video shows a great tip for how to fold your hooded jackets for storing in your backpack. I’ve been subscribed to Colin’s YouTube channel for several years and I love his videos, so be sure to check out some of his other videos too.
Favorite tweet of the week
I love the tweet shown below. I know hikers that carry four knifes and six ways to make fire, but they don’t even have a band-aid!
Hiking Tip #7. Learn first aid and carry a kit. The best medicine for adventures is prevention!— CAMPMOR (@Campmor) March 8, 2013
Do you have any favorite websites, blogs or videos? Tell me about them in the comments section below.