It’s that time of year again, to get all your favorite adventure gear ready to go for the season. So break out your tent from the loft, roll it out and let the fresh smell of spring enter the nylon fabric. You’ll also want to check your supply of backpacking gear. Get rid of those old dehydrated meals and lack luster instant coffee. You’ll want to level up your breakfast routine with our quality coffee pour overs. Trust us when we say quality is never instant, so take a moment to heat your water and enjoy the act of the pour over.
We're just as stoked as you to get out and wander, here’s some spring cleaning tips to help you prepare for the most epic adventure season yet.
Clean Your Boots and Clothes
Boots are an essential item for any hiker, back packer or outdoor enthusiast. Making sure your boots are clean is extremely important for comfort and peak performance. Most boots are made of leather and are super easy to wash with dish soap, water and a little elbow grease.
Breaking your clothes out of storage is just as important. Give them a wash to bring new life into your favorite pair of athletic short or fleece pullover. Make sure to read the washing instructions, especially for items like down jackets or cold weather pants.
Prepping Camping Gear
First things first, you’ve had your gear packed up all winter long and you don’t remember the condition you left your tent or backpacking gear in. It’s time to evaluate your gear, especially before you head out on a trip. Once again, that dish soap will come in handy, along with some tent cleaner to bring your humble abode back to near pristine condition.
Now for your backpack, a staple item for transporting all your gear, snacks and pour over coffee up to alpine lakes. Check all of your pockets to make sure there’s no left over goodies from last season. Then, you’ll either want to hand wash with dish soap or wash in your washing machine. If you choose the latter, you’ll want to place your backpack inside a pillowcase so the straps don’t get caught. In both scenarios you’ll want to hang to dry.
Next, the coveted sleeping bag. You can 100% machine wash, but make sure to check the label for instructions if your sleeping bag is made of a special fabric. Additionally, you’ll want to check in on your sleeping pad to make sure there’s no holes and give it a good wipe down.
Finally, we’ll need to check on our equipment. Evaluate your first aid kit to make sure you have the necessary contents needed in an emergency. Check on your headlamp to make sure the batteries are still working. And of course, you’ll want to check the expiration date on all your dehydrated food and coffee pour overs. Make sure to stock up on the goodies, before you head out this season.
We hope these tips will help you get ready for whatever adventures you have in store this year!