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How Do You Pack Your Pack?

When it comes to getting your pack ready for a trip, there are common tips everyone knows: Keep it as light as you can, heavy stuff at the bottom, and always carry emergency gear.

Inspired by this graphic we found floating around on Pinterest, we put our brains together to come up with a few Insider Tips

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A new Snow Resource from Grind Media

mtnadvistorHave you seen the new website that Grind Media just launched? It's called MtnAdvistor, and it's focused on snow & ski resorts. As one of Source Interlink Media's top brands for outdoor adventure, Grind Media carries over 20 brands and brings much of that content together with this new site.

It's still new, but so far the information is pretty well laid out and easy to use.


Well Worn Gear: Worn Wear from Patagonia

Patagonia put together a nice short film featuring some of their gear that's been well used for decades. It's really great to see equipment & clothing that can be used for more than one or two seasons, and most Patagonia gear fits the bill quite nicely.

Diagrams for "Essential" Camping Success

How to build a campfire diagramBuzzfeed put together a collection of 22 diagrams to help your ensure next camping trip is a success.

These diagrams come from a variety of sources, including survival websites & scouting resources.

While many are very useful, some leave major holes. For example, the fire starting diagram mentions several ways to create sparks, but misses many common tinder sources (such as petroleum & cotton balls).

Still, these are useful for their entertainment value if nothing else. There are certainly some gems in these diagrams.


Camping = Great For you! Of course...

Camping is good for you in many ways.So a lot of data shows what we already know to be true: Camping is good for your health.

Not only does getting outside & exploring help with physical fitness, eating habits, and provide much needed stress relief, getting away from artificial light resets our 'circadian clocks'.
When you spend a week in the woods, your body gets into the rythym it's supposed to be in. You get to sleep earlier, and rise with the sun (generally). It gets your body back on it's evolutional track, so to speak, and helps reset your entire physiology.

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Babies, Trucks, Adventure!

FJ on Black Bear in OurayThe last couple of months have been a whirlwind for Zaxyn Media, to say the least. On June 21st we welcomed our daughter to the world, so sleep has been a luxury we haven't had lately. We managed to publish the June issue of Tacoma Magazine just before her arrival, and followed with the July issue of FJC Magazine a couple of weeks later.

We took Alana on her first outing at a young three weeks old, just an overnight to Peak 7 at Breckenridge to see how she would handle a car ride + condo stay. It worked out well so we decided to take her, Brenden, the GX 470, and the FJ Cruiser to Ouray for the 7th Annual FJ Summit. We had to keep our record of seven straight events intact :)

That brough us to the end of July and we've been catching our breath the last few weeks. Alana will be 2 months old next week so we're starting to settle in a little better, and we're already planning our next adventure! In September we'll be at Miller Motosports Park in Tooele, UT for the annual CruiserFest event where we'll be making a major announcement on the Toyota front.

Stay tuned for more great things from Adventure Insider!

Camping Hacks: Genius? Well, some of them

TP coffee canFound this little story over on BuzzFeed thanks to our friends at Living Overland, "41 Camping Hacks that are Borderline Genius". While some of them are certainly innovative, most have been seen before in various forms, and many are just plain silly.

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