Category: Outdoor Activities

How to Read Trail Signs, Markers, and Blazes
What Are Trail Markers Used For? Trails just don’t spontaneously appear. They are planned, built and blazed so people can travel safely from trailhead to summit and beyond. The purpose [...]
How to Hang a Bear Bag the PCT Way
There are multiple techniques to hang a bear bag, but when I first learned the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) method, it’s been my favorite option. The PCT method is actually [...]
MyLifeOutdoors – Backpacking Tips, Tricks, Technology, and Thoughts
I’m Steven, a backpacker who is a little too obsessed with gear. I talk about backpacking gear, tips, tricks, technology, ultralight and traditional load-outs, epic trips and more. A little [...]
TREAD Lightly!
TREAD PRINCIPLES Travel Responsibly on land by staying on designated roads, trails and area. Go over, not around, obstacles to avoid widening the trails. Cross streams only at designated fords. [...]
Respect Wildlife
Respect Wildlife means… Putting the well being of wildlife ahead of your own wishes. Even the best intentions can cause harm. When you disturb wildlife, animals can become stressed and [...]
Play Clean Go
Follow these simple steps to Stop Invasive Species in Your Tracks REMOVE plants, animals and mud from boots, gear, pets, and vehicle. CLEAN your gear before entering and leaving the recreation site. [...]
National Park Access Pass
The Access Pass, part of the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series, is available free for US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. [...]
Virginia State Parks License Plate
Revenue from the sale of these plates will be used to improve, maintain and conserve Virginia State Parks. Virginia State Park license plate owners will receive free parking on Earth [...]
Don’t Move Firewood
Virginia The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has issued several quarantines to protect the state’s natural and agricultural resources from harmful pests like the spotted lanternfly and thousand cankers [...]