We are making a 17" laptop backpack with solar panel, 20,000 mah power bank, 4-5 USB plugs and a headphone jack. It will be waterproof, Antitheft and Antitear and available in black, blue, grey, burgundy and maybe yellow. It will retail for $169.99 but on our crowd funding campaign it will be available for $99.99
Any feedback would be great.
I would like to receive Outdoors Drop email alerts, however, about 90% of what I get are about flashlights or knives. I would like to get alerts about tents, sleeping pads, jackets, etc., but I'm good on knives and I haven't used a handheld flashlight while camping in years (who does that?).
Is there some way to control that???
In the market for a 0 deg sleeping bag. Not hardcore backpacker right now, but might do so in the future. Prefer not to spend too much. Have been looking at the Teton Leef, Cascade Mountain Tech and Kelty. Any thoughts on them? Thank you in advance.
Seeking affordable 2 person backpacking tent for beginners
Hello, I am looking for a cheap 2-person backpacking tent to give to a friend as a wedding gift. They don't get out too much so I don't think it has to be too fancy or expensive but preferably big enough for two people and a small dog. I am currently using the Big Agnes Fishhook UL2 and I like it for the most part although I'd prefer a zippered door.
Help! So I'm in need of some good recipes and meals people make when camping and backpacking. I'm already not the most skilled or creative when I'm in the kitchen at home, and it tends to just be worse when I'm on the trail (oatmeal, oatmeal and dried fruit, oatmeal...you get the idea).
I generally carry a Jetboil when I'm backpacking (and often when I'm car-camping just to heat up water for coffee), and a nice skillet and pot when I'm at campgrounds. So I have tools to at least get the job done, I just am terrible at figuring out what to do with them.
I'd love to hear about what people make when they are camping, or see pictures, or even get full recipes! Sharing creative ways to transport and pack food would be a nice bonus as well ;)
Many times the doctor sends people to "exercise", or we may think that we need to loose some weight or get fitter. We need to start by checking the SI joint (gait) as well as the Inner Ear and Vision..........
Please, ask, comment
Hmmmm, I've been away from MassDrop for a couple months, decide to check-in and see what's new... .....
Hmmm, NOTHING... All the same stuff I was seeing months ago, I don't see one single thing thats new or different, and not one of the expired Drops that I'd "requested" be re-offered have been re-offered...
What's going on? Is MassDrop fading away?
After watching legends Les Stroud and Ray Mears apply primitive craft to survive, I was impressed. I love to backpack, hunt, and camp. I figured that some additional, basic knowledge of bushcraft would only help me be better prepared, so I set about learning some of those skills.
You might ask, "Why would someone go to the trouble of, for example, learning how to make a fire by friction, when there are far simpler ways?" I, for one, plan to carry a small lightweight lighter, but the process helped me to understand the basic steps better; if you can ignite a flame with a bow drill, they you’ll be better prepared to be successful with a ferrocerium rod, matches, lighter, or whatever you have (or don't have).
Ultimately, I came away with a stronger belief in myself and my abilities, in addition to a greater understanding of the tools and principles. These have in turn, made me a better outdoorsman, and I recommend for any outdoor lover, to take the time to learn more...
Over the past 3 decades, I have come to realize, that in my pursuit for the optimal outdoor experience, there are many paths to choose from - each with their own pros and cons. As I look back on the changes I've made to my approach each season, the underlying similarity seems to be to find a way to enjoy a new challenge.
When I was a teenager, just getting into backpacking, the word that always seemed to float off every retailers tongue was "bombproof". People made purchases based on longevity, lifetime guarantees, and Kevlar was the fabric of choice.
Despite the weight differences from the lighter gear available today it made sense at the time. Most of my friends used gear their parent's had when they were young. It was handed down, and to be honest, didn't seem to be all that different from the new stuff on the shelf. With that in mind you generally made purchases thinking about the long term viability of the thing, and passing down this heirloom piece of gear to...
Drop used to provide a great range of low priced outdoor equipment. In the past I have picked up great bargains on fleece, jackets, hats often provided by name manufacturers such as OR, Rab, marmot and the like.
This has really contracted in the last few months. I get that the profit margin on overstock items from large manufacturers is low and that Drop is a business, not an organisation designed to provide me with variety. I also get that the profit on in-house development is high - the massdrop x-mid being an example of a high quality and really well selling product.
That said, I have to lament the lack of range of produce evidence lately - really is little reason for me to even browse.
if it wasn't for the watch community, and my watch collecting interests, I wouldn't even look at Drop anymore.