We can all agree – not much beats some great backpacking! But have you ever thought about doing it on two wheels? By now, you may have heard the term ‘bikepacking.’ Simply, backpacking with your bike! If you're interested in giving it a go but not sure how to get started, here here is a quick guide to get you started in all things bikepacking for your next singletrack adventure:
This blog post is not meant to be an end all of how to prepare for a winter hike. Winter hiking in the south – where LightHeart Gear is based – is different than winter hiking at higher elevations and deeper snow where avalanches can occur. Winter hiking in the New Hampshire White Mountains, the Rocky Mountains or the Sierras is not something I am familiar with, but hiking in North Carolina during the winter months is delightful.
Contrary to popular belief, dental floss is NOT a good choice to use as thread to repair gear in the field. While floss is readily available, an understanding of what dental floss is will help explain why it’s not best for sewing.
I consider the inside of my LightHeart Gear tent my “Mosquito Free Zone”. Any hole or tear in the netting voids that space. The last thing I want at night is the whine of a mosquito buzzing in my ear as I try to sleep – let alone waking up covered in nasty bites.
The worst situation is to be inside a tent during a downpour and finding out you have a small hole in the fly. Drip, drip, drip. Your down sleeping bag is getting wet. Don’t despair though! Here are some ways to be warm, happy and – most importantly – dry again.
Everyone dreads the thought of closing the zipper on their tent, only to have it separate behind the slider and gape back open. In a rainstorm, or heavy mosquito infested area, this can make life more than miserable. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to fix this in the field.