Top 5 outdoors and adventure stores in the US

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When you go outdoors or on an adventure holiday, the tools or gear you take with you are very important. You should make sure that you have the right clothing, boots, sleeping bags, etc. ready before you head for your vacation. Here are some great outdoors and adventure stores in the US where you can buy all the necessary tools required for an adventure holiday.

Gear to Go Outfitters

This shop is one of the largest outdoor stores in the US. It has a special ‘try before you buy program’ which allows you to use 50% of your rental fee in purchasing similar piece of a new item. There is also a loyalty program for frequent shoppers. You will find all kinds of outdoor gears in this store. The store also offers guided trips to local destinations.

Hatchet Outdoor Supply Co.

In this shop, you will find heritage and technical clothing. The items here are good looking and very functional. You will find knives, backpacks, boots, hats, etc. This shop will give you a boutique experience of shopping.

Panda Sport

This store offers great customer service. This store first opened in 1987, and since then has been offering the best gear and cloths for your outdoor experiences, particularly during the winter. The representatives of this store will install car racks while you wait; they will give you information and advice regarding snow boards and boots. Basically, you will get what you want in this store.

Tent & Trails

This store focuses on hiking, camping and other outdoor activities. You will get all kinds of clothing and equipment here, including backpacks, watches, outerwear, helmets, bottles, etc.

Paragon Sports

Here you will find lots of sports gears including golf jackets, tennis rackets, etc. You will also get many camping gear such as tents, clothes, stoves, headlamps, shoes, books, etc.

These shops will give you quality products and useful advice on maintaining these products so that they last for a long time.

4 essential tips for camping

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Camping with family or friends is a great way to spend your holiday. Before you go on camping, you should know about some essential things required for camping so that you can have a great camping experience. Here are some essential tips for camping.

Clothing

You should carry your own backpack or duffel bag to take your clothing. You can take a large garbage bag for keeping your dirty laundry. Make sure to take towels and shower shoes as the shower facility may be a bit away from your campsite.

Gear storage

You can use plastic storage bins to store your camping gear at campsite. You can keep an empty storage bin next to your tent for keeping your shoes. This will save your shoes from rain or dew.

Knives

You’ll always need the best pocket knife – when you’re in the wild/camping this is an essential tool. It’s also best to carry a multi-tool  too!

Sleeping bags

During the day, you should unzip your sleeping bags in order to let the air out and keep the bags dry. During the night, sleeping bags absorb moisture from your body. If the moisture is locked inside, it will decrease the insulation level inside the bag.

Tent care

There is a waterproof coating on the exterior of your tent. This coating is vulnerable to damage from UV rays from sun and abrasion. You should protect the floor of your tent using a footprint. This is a special material that you will find in tent shops. During the day, keep the tent zipped-up to keep away insects.

These tips are extremely helpful in making you prepared for a great camping experience. By keeping these advices in mind, you can avoid many unwanted or awkward situations during camping.

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3 craziest sports you have to try

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As travel is becoming more affordable and accessible, people are trying out extreme sports to fulfill their desire for adventure and thrill. Here are some craziest sports you can try.

1. Zorbing

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This is a very popular extreme sport now that has taken the world by storm. It is easy and fun. You are strapped into a big plastic orb. This orb is an inflatable sphere that is cushioned by a thick layer of air. You are put inside it and it is rolled down a hill. This sport was first invented in New Zealand in the year 2000.

2. Riding a water jetpack

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This sport can fulfill your childhood dream of becoming a superhero. A marine engine is used to pump water upwards. You are thrust up to 30 feet on top of the ground. You can use two nozzles to steer yourself and control the jets. You can find this sport in Caribbean island resorts.

3. Slacklining

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This extreme sport requires good balancing skill. It is similar to tightrope walking. But here, nylon webbing is used. This makes the line stretchable and elastic making the slacker to experience a number of challenges. The highest slackline is 3,280 feet high which stretches across the Norwegian fjord in Kjerag.

These extreme sports will give you a great adrenaline rush and a new experience in your next vacation.These sports can change your personality and change your perspective about the world. Safety is a big concern in this kind of sports. So, you need to take enough precautions before you try one of these out.