So, there I was… (that’s how all good stories start out, right?) In a remote region of Ireland, hiking up a mountain with a massive rucksack weighing me down and a camera bag strapped over my shoulder. The wind was whipping at me in bursts of seventy and eighty miles per hour, nearly bowling me over. As I staggered with each step up the crooked, narrow steps, my mind went numb with the task at hand and for awhile I lost track of progress and simply inched forward. The day was cloudy and warm, and the fresh sea air from the Atlantic blew in a subtle chill that kept me cool enough to go on.
The Spate EH INS Boot is a dynamic industrial boot that may be the perfect option for travelers who rough it and explore the wilderness. Not only because they’re made surprisingly well, but due to the wide range of features that Dr. Martens has designed and included in the shoe. Dr. Martens are one of those famous brands that are better known for their fashionable shoes, especially when it comes to their boots with the more youthful markets of the world. And what they’re lesser known for are their industrial line of boots; at least in the fashion circles. But there’s no reason for that, because they make a fantastic hardcore boot with all of the safety features one could dream up and desire. Read further as I’ll cover these features more in-depth.
Backpacking the world and roaming from place to place is a special thing that only people who do it truly understand. There’s a freedom in being able to wander, where there are no time crunches and no external expectations, and (if you’re lucky enough) no end date. It’s not the easiest way to travel, but it certainly can be the cheapest. Sure, your back is burdened with the weight of your rucksack, and everything you own is strapped over your shoulders, but when you can go for months, living out of a pack, and see and experience the different cultures, the landscapes, the difference from where you originated, you’re giving yourself a unique opportunity to be reborn as a new you; one that has seen things that few others have and one that has experienced other cultures, ways of life, and new perspectives that you never knew existed. Because once you’ve expanded your mind to accept the new world view, a real understanding of what life is, can and will grip you, if you search long enough and with a true enough heart.
When it comes to the perfect pair of sunglasses for traveling, it all depends on what you will be doing and where you’re planning to go. Because if you’re going on an African safari, I’m guessing you will need a specific pair of sunglasses and lens polarity for the environment there. And the same is true if you travel to Scandinavia or Japan, or New Zealand. All around the world, there are different lights, and different environments. If you’re hiking the wilderness and camping in Norway, you will want specific gear, and the same goes for sunglasses.
Most bags and gear for photographers are unisex, but the fine folks over at Aide De Camp specialize in marrying the perfect camera bag with the perfect purse. I don’t know about you, but when I first began shooting photography outdoors, I couldn’t find a suitable camera bag that fit all my needs. If I’m going to go from location to location and shoot senior photos or landscape shots, I’m not carrying my purse, AND my camera bag, because it’s simply too much weight, and typically I find myself struggling to manage both bags with the addition of a camera strapped around my neck.
Camping and eating well haven’t always been so in sync as they are in the modern day, with so many great technologies and well-thought out products, like the Adventure Base Camp Cook Set by Stanley. No more super heavy pots and pans, and clunky silverware, because they’ve sought out to change the way people eat and cook while they camp with this set. It’s important to have a quality cook set when you’re spending nights in the wilderness, because you never know what might happen. You might find yourself in a situation of survival, where you must build your fire completely naturally, and eat wild game to survive. It will help to have something that holds and can transport water, as well as prepare food.
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