Articles written by: Patrick Hutchison

Hide and Seek for Adults: Become a Search and Rescue Volunteer
Hammock Culture

Hide and Seek for Adults: Become a Search and Rescue Volunteer

When things go bad in the wild and you get stuck, an elite force of highly trained and well-paid rescue workers are deployed to find and rescue you. Unfortunately, the government can only afford about 4 of those guys, and depend on search and rescue volunteers to form the backbone [...]

5 Must Haves for the Hammock Lumberjack
Hammock Culture

5 Must Haves for the Hammock Lumberjack

When Paul Bunyan set off across the country, his ax was so large it supposedly carved the Grand Canyon when he drug it behind him. Now, in a modern age of innovation and wonder, such a large tool seems unnecessary, especially on the trail. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t [...]

Night Hiking Tips and Tricks
Outdoors Tips

Night Hiking Tips and Tricks

Backpackers and hammockers spend plenty of time in the wilderness after the sun goes down, but in most cases that time is spent curled up in a sleeping bag, wishing away monsters and things that go bump in the night. Night hiking reveals a whole new wilderness. For real night [...]

5 Ways to Travel With A Purpose (Without Going Broke)
Travel Tips

5 Ways to Travel With A Purpose (Without Going Broke)

While traveling is admittedly a selfish endeavor (the desire to see beautiful or bizarre things, to eat delicious food, to get away from studies and work, to achieve personal growth), it doesn’t have to be only that. You can have a fine time with plenty of adventure and also leave [...]

How to Become a Master Packer
Outdoor+Travel / Outdoors Tips

How to Become a Master Packer

In a perfect world, backpackers could have the packing skills of Mary Poppins and keep ludicrous items like floor lamps and umbrellas tucked away into stylish carpet bags. Until that perfect world becomes a reality, you’ll just have to do your best and train in the ways of the master [...]