Full disclosure, Matador Sent me some products to review, however, there were no special instructions on what to say or how to use this gear. As a traveler, photographer, and a person that has been known to jump off waterfalls whenever she runs into them.... I couldn't be more happy with all of these products! I'm sure you can imagine how useful they all are! Yes I have written on most of these products before, and that's because I really felt that they deserved their own post! This brand is a hikers best friend!
The filtration in the Matador Hydrolite Hydration Backpack is made by Sawyer. The great thing about this filtration is it takes out pretty much all of the bad bacteria. The In-line assembled Sawyer® MINI water filter removes 99.99999% bacteria + protozoa for up to 100,000 gallons of water. It removes things that can cause stomach irritation and serious infections. It takes out fecal coliform(E-coli), giardia, and Cryptosporidium. When you are drinking out of streams and rivers, these are the most common molecules that can harm you. So not only is the water pack perfect for festival travel, but for any traveling! If you are going to a foreign country and you’re not so sure about the water, just run it through this! Or if you’re outside on a hiking trail, you can drink easy out of streams you may find knowing that you have this filtration system on your back! Check out the slide show to see all the steps to put water in your pack!
First things first, this is not just a bunch of colorful rocks someone put in the desert. It’s actually an art installation. The art piece was constructed by Ugo Rondinone. This piece is a critique on destinations such as Las Vegas and was placed midway between the artificial (Las Vegas) and the natural world (the desert).
The piece, as colorful and beautiful as it is, clearly acts as an invasive opposition to the natural surroundings. You’ll read many reviews claiming the art installation is an eye sore on the natural landscape, but isn’t that what all cities are? As beautiful as a city can be, every city is mankind’s scar on the surface of the Earth. This piece acts as a reminder that humans will has left many marks on the natural surface of our beautiful Earth. Perhaps will it inspire you to only purchase from brands that are eco-friendly, or that give back to repairing our Earth.
The Birthing Cave in Sedona Arizona is an amazing experience for the adventurous soul. We decided we wanted to make the trek, but as far as how to get there, we got a little turned around. So here you’ll find everything you need to know to make your journey nice and simple!
First, there is no cell reception, so if you have a map pulled up on your phone, make sure you save it offline!
The Beast28 backpack is one of my favorite hiking essentials for local adventures and exploring while traveling. What makes it a great travel pack is how compact it is. When traveling, You can easily attach it to your carry-on or additional backpack, or you can fit it in nicely into your luggage. You can see in the picture that it rolls up into a nice little pouch very easily...
Ever been out on an adventure and stumble across an unexpected body of water that you just had to take a dip in? I know I have! I also know that I don’t usually carry around a giant towel to dry off with after the spontaneous swim is over. However, I have found a solution! It’s a compact, light towel that is super absorbent!