When planning a trip to an international destination, there are a lot of things we should look at well in advance of stepping foot on a plane. There are also some things to keep in mind when you reach your destination. Not only does this give you peace of mind, but it also helps prevent any unforeseen issues that may pop up.
It can be a pain to carry all the stuff we “need” on a daily basis, but the weight and bulk can add up. If it becomes too much, we start looking for stuff to leave at home based on nothing in particular other than, “What do I use the least?” While this has some merit to it, maybe we should rethink the things we leave at home in terms of how critically important they could be in the rare situation we find ourselves needing them. If you’re not carrying a tourniquet on a daily basis, we hope we can convince you to change your mind.
We are fortunate to live in a day and age where our options for backpacks are seemingly limitless. However, this overabundance of choices can also make it extremely difficult to make a decision on what to buy. When buying a backpack with gray man use in mind, there a few features and attributes you need to be mindful of. Let’s discuss what to look for when it comes time to make that next purchase.
You don’t have to enjoy talking to people to be able to carry on a conversation and diffuse situations. However, you should be good at it. It is an important skill which is vital across numerous aspects of life. Let’s take a look at what communication is, why it is important, and a few of the techniques you can utilize if the need ever arises.
A stuff sack is a great option for lightweight travel, from going on a cross-the-world flight or spending time camping to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. To make using them even easier, GOBI GEAR created a segmentation system that creates five compartments in each stuff sack. Let’s take a look at how to organize and fit in enough gear for a multi-day trip into an 18.5L size stuff sack.
Secondary EDC is gear that is carried in a separate bag or container but is still with you as you go about day-to-day life. Learn about this second tier of EDC and get inspiration on what types of gear you should consider as you build a kit unique to you.
If you’re overloading, car camping, or taking a short backpacking trip, good food is important. We wanted to share one of our go-to recipes for camping pancakes. Made from ingredients that are probably already in your kitchen, you’ll be surprised at how easy these are to make.
Maybe you live in a safe neighborhood in safe town, and you try to be prepared for what can come your way. But, the reality is no matter how “safe” you feel, bad things happen all the time. Learn what travel means to a gray man and how you can be better prepared as you move from one place to another.
It may be paradise, but the king lion reigns supreme. With safari 101, the best time of year to go, where to stay, and tips on how to talk to the locals, check out why Maasai Mara National Reserve should be high on your bucket list.
You’ve got a lot of valuable gear that is critical for your trip and you are entering a country with people that have the authority to not let you enter. They can go through and confiscate your stuff, and even have the authority to detain or arrest you. It’s serious and should be taken that way. But, what can you do to make your border crossing much easier? Here are six lessons we’ve learned when crossing a border, specifically in developing countries.