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Hey Crew Member! It's Daniel and I'm one of the founders of Hyke & Byke.I just wanted to thank you for entering our continuous monthly gear giveaways, tell you a short story about me, and let you know 10 ways we have cut non-product related costs so that you can buy from Hyke & Byke knowing that you are getting top quality gear for the best possible price. My Story and How Hyke & Byke was Born I worked as an engineer for 5 years...
Hey Crew! It's Daniel with Hyke & Byke. How was your sleep last night? We hope you had a good one :) Please keep in mind to always rest to your body's needs despite your busy schedules.Sleeping is definitely an essential part of your day, regardless of whether your in the comforts of your own home or out there on a backpacking trip. It gives your mind & body a chance to recharge and regenerate.   Fire Camping GIF from Fire GIFs   Camping has...
Hey Crew Member, how's your day going? Have you done any hiking trips lately?We have!And let me tell you this: whenever we're indoors or outdoors, there's only one thing that can make the experience extra enjoyable; food! However, in the wilderness, one of the ubiquitous organisms you’re going to see are animals. And just like you, they are also attracted to your food.   Kandaar Bear GIF from Kandaar GIFs   Bears (Oh dang!) Rodents, squirrels, birds, and all the other critters will chew right through...
Duck and goose down provide the same level of insulation, and they both have the required structure that makes down a good insulator. Both kinds of down have the ability to retain their warmth and loft for several year if they are well taken care of. Here are a couple of aspects to consider when choosing: Durability There is no major difference between the durability of goose down and duck down. Furthermore, down is an organic product and its durability...
Stuff sacks vary from bag to bag, depending on the size and shape of the sleeping bag, as well as on the fill. Sleeping bags filled with down are more compressible than synthetic filled ones, and need lesser volume stuff sacks. You can use a regular dry sack for a down sleeping bag, except for winter weather sleeping bags where a more complex compression sack is needed to reduce volume that the sleeping bag takes up in your backpack. Here are the...
Compression sacks are one of the camping gears that could make your packing either a breeze or a challenge. These sacks compress and reduce the volume of your sleeping bag, so you could easily stuff it in your backpack without eating up too much space. They are the most preferred to compress large down-filled winter sleeping bags or bulky three-season sleeping bags. While a lot of compression sacks use extra straps to mechanically scrunch up a bulky sleeping bag, some...