Afraid of the dark? Don’t let that keep you from experiencing the great outdoors. In today’s episode we’re reviewing all things lighting. We have invaluable tips and resources to keep you and your group out of the dark on your next adventure.
Even the most weathered footpaths can become dangerous when the sun goes down. Whether at the campsite or on the hiking trail seeing your way in the dark is essential to any overnight outdoor trip. We’re covering all the old and new technology for lighting the way.
- Hikers rely primarily on headlamps. Hands free is what it’s all about.
- And old-fashioned flashlight in a camper’s arsenal is timeless.
- If you grew up camping, it was likely under the glow from the an old fashioned lantern. There are now countless options available to light the way.
- When it comes to headlamps, a red light feature is essential to provide less light in the night. It can also serve as a terrific map reading tool.
- Having a headlamp with locking mechanism is important to avoid surprise battery issues.
- Safety is key when using any source of liquid fuel to light torches or lanterns.
- Campfires are not a source of light but perfect for smores!
- Glow stick lights or glow ropes are a useful and fun way to light up gently. Some are now even rechargeable.
- Lighting kits are available for your tent. USB string lights give off ambiance and glow.
- Word from the wise. Glow-in-the-dark sleeping bag zipper tabs don’t usually work.
- Don’t forget the moon – tune in to hear Chris’s unforgettable moonlight canoe story!
Links and Resources:
“There is so much that can’t be put into a picture.” Nate Harrington
“The moon can offer so much light.” Nate Harrington
“My go to is a little flashlight that is indestructible. It never breaks down, it always seems to work.” Chris Hiller