It’s Great Outdoors month. If you are like me then you are in desperate need of screen-free time outdoors. It’s easy to get caught up in the morning hustle and bustle, and then when you’re finally ready to break away the summer afternoon heat is upon you. Get out early, get to higher altitudes, and soak up the fresh air and that incredibly important Vitamin D!
Be well, and happy Summer Solstice!

The Ten Essentials of Hiking
Ten Things You Should Bring on Every Hike

The American Hiking Society recommends everyone pack the “Ten Essentials” every time you head out for a hike. Whether you plan to be gone for a couple of hours or several months, make sure to pack these items. Become familiar with these items and know how to use them.


Sun-Protective Clothing

Your clothing doesn’t just look great. It also absorbs or blocks harmful UV radiation and remains one of the most effective forms of protection against sun damage and skin cancer.

What’s more, sun-protective clothing is the simplest way to stay safe; unlike sunscreen, you never need to reapply!


Garmin eTrex 10 Worldwide
Handheld GPS Navigator

The eTrex 10 makes a great choice in handheld navigation for the budget savvy outdoor enthusiast. This eTrex model is equipped with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, a 2.2-inch monochrome display, and a worldwide basemap making it easier than ever to see where you are and where you have been.