the best french press for camping (planetary design ovrlndr review & comparison)

The Best French Press for Camping (Planetary Design Ovrlndr Review & Comparison)

There’s nothing like a relaxing morning at camp with a hot beverage. But making coffee while camping can be frustrating, as it’s hard to control the variables that go into making a good brewed drink in the field. Cleaning filter parts with limited water is a hassle, and disposing of used coffee grounds can be…

mt. lemmon control road: a beginner’s guide to the wild side of the catalina mountains
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Mt. Lemmon Control Road: A Beginner’s Guide to the Wild Side of the Catalina Mountains

We’ve written previously about the Catalina Highway: a winding, paved road that makes its way through saguaro fields, grasslands, and rocky canyons before terminating in pine forests and the village of Summerhaven. But did you know there’s another way to reach the top of Mt. Lemmon? The U.S. Forest Service built the Mt. Lemmon Control…

adventures in the remarkable rincon mountains: mescal road dispersed camping
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Adventures in the Remarkable Rincon Mountains: Mescal Road Dispersed Camping

Just north of I-10 and the community of Mescal in southern Arizona, a road cuts up the east side of the Rincon Mountains. After passing by an Old West movie set, you lose the pavement in favor of dirt and gravel and begin your journey into Coronado National Forest. Mescal Road leads to a forested…

enjoy the scenic santa rita mountains: a quick guide to box canyon road
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Enjoy the Scenic Santa Rita Mountains: A Quick Guide to Box Canyon Road

Box Canyon Road is a scenic drive through the Santa Rita Mountains. At around 4500 feet in elevation, it’s a great destination for anyone looking for an escape from the summer heat. This area offers endless opportunities to explore the natural beauty of southern Arizona. 40 miles south of Tucson, Arizona, the Santa Ritas are…

4 ways to keep your dog happy and healthy in the desert

4 Ways to Keep Your Dog Happy and Healthy in the Desert

The southwest USA is a place of extremes that often complicates dog ownership. In other areas of the country, you can let your doggo do its thing without much to stress about. But here in the desert, many things will attack, poison, stick, or otherwise injure your pet. Some dangers, like rattlesnakes, are obvious. Others,…