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Hey! It's Daniel from Hyke & Byke.So, we all can agree that cooking is an activity essential to our day-to-day lives. We head into our kitchen each morning and quickly pull out pans and skillets to scramble eggs and fry some bacon.Great, right?! Agreed, as long as you have all the right cookware and knowledge on how to use it. This is not generally a problem at home because we have plenty of space to store our large heavy cast iron...
I hope you’re having a fantastic week! It's Daniel from Hyke & Byke.When hiking, your hiking boots are one of the essentials that you cannot overlook. Even great-fitting and well-made boots need to get adjusted with your feet. If you take the time to break in your new pair of hiking boots, you will enjoy many more comfortable and trouble-free miles out on the trail!Various boots take varying time to break-in. Boots like "light-hikers" may feel great right out of the...
Hey! It's Daniel. How have you been?! Been on any amazing recent hikes/treks/rides?I am prepping for my upcoming trip to Hawaii and wanted to pass along some thoughts regarding my preparation work for taking my tech gear outside! FYI - These are some basic tips below as I am not a huge techie. So, I won't be too upset if you stop reading based on your level of tech savviness :) I'm sure you might be reading this email on...
The best way to train for hiking is to simulate the activity as closely as possible. The amount of preparation you need depends on your present fitness and the kinds of hiking terrains you have planned to take on. Tip: Before starting any exercise program, consult your medical practitioner. Best: Get Outside   Start with shorter, less exhausting hikes with a daypack or light backpack. Nothing else is better to condition your muscles for the trail than the trail itself. Slowly increase the...
Who doesn’t like hammocks? They are undeniable one of the most relaxing ways to grab some shut-eye after a long day on the trail.These hanging slings are one of the best examples of a minimalist shelter. They require no ground preparation, leveling, or staking. When used with a eco-friendly suspension system, hammocks don’t affect the natural environment.Needless to say, the smaller your "footprint" you leave in camp, the less likely you are to impact plants or wildlife.Here are some tips...
Hey! It's Daniel from Hyke & Byke.I admit, I used to become somewhat of a hermit once winter hit. However, the cold weather doesn’t have to stop you from hiking and backpacking.You just have to be ready with the right clothing and the right gear!The picture above is of me and some of the Hyke & Byke team on one of those Colorado 14er winter trips that I have now come to love since having the right equipment!Here are my...