The Kindness Rocks Project

Kindness Rocks Project, hand holding a painted rock

Have you ever been hiking and stumbled across a rock that was turned into a canvas for an art piece? We have been finding these a lot lately; from the trail, to the grocery store parking lot. It turns out this is part of the Kindness Rocks Project. A project that has the mission of blocking out all of the negativity that surrounds us in the world, and focusing in on positive and uplifting messages. It could be a drawing, a kind word, or an inspiring quote.

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Weekend Adventure – Lake Norman

danner boots, map

Ah, a three day weekend. How refreshing. It’s just enough time to get your life in order, have some fun, and recharge the batteries. If you are following us on Instagram, you know that we have been struggling with time management. There are so many ideas we have, and projects we want to start working on. The issue though, is finding disposable time to tackle everything with. The goods news is that we may have found a system that will keep things running smoothly around here. If it actually works, we’ll do a post later and fill you in. This weekend we headed out for a little fun at Lake Norman State Park.

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How to predict the weather with an old adage.


You most likely know the old saying. “Red sky at night, hiker’s delight. Red sky in morning, hiker’s warning.” Ok, maybe not that “exact” version. Chad’s mom used to tell him that old adage when he was growing up. We’re not sure if she knew any actual science behind it though. It’s just one of those proverbs people pick up along the way. The reaquestion though, is there any truth to it? Could it actually help you while you are out in the backcountry with no cell service? Well, let’s dig into it and find out.

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Gear Review – Battle of the Packs – Gregory Baltoro vs. Osprey Atmos

gear review, backpacker, osprey atmos, gregory baltoro

Maybe you are ready to embark on your first backpacking trip into the wild. Or maybe you are an experienced packer that is looking to improve your gear setup. If you have started your research, the two quality backpacks that are surely going to show up in your searches are the Gregory Baltoro 65 and the Osprey Atmos AG 65. You most likely have already been eyeing them up at your local outdoor retailer. How do you choose though? They are both quality packs. Sure, tossing a few sandbags and walking around in the store will give you a general idea of the comfort, but once you live out of them, the pros and cons become much more evident.

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