The perfect accessory to any hike. ManCan photo.
Packing alcoholic refreshments into the backcountry can sometimes be a difficult proposition. Personally, I like to go with a small plastic bottle of some high class spirits like Jim Beam or Jack Daniels. Other friends that I know are not above tossing a couple cans of PBR into the mix for a mid-activity thirst quencher. Some companies like Pat's Backcountry Beverages have you carbonate your own beer from a syrup solution.
Now there is another option for the true craft beer connoisseurs. This is called the the ManCan. The ManCan is a portable, keg-sized growler that will keep your beer brewery-fresh. It is made from stainless steel, and can be pressurized with a custom system to keep optimal carbonation. It comes in two sizes, a 64 oz. and 128 oz. option.
The ManCan is small enough to stow in a backpack for all types of adventures. It can be used for any type of carbonated beverage, like kombucha or soft drinks. I don't know if I would recommend it for a long hike, but for a day on the raft or a small sunset escape, nothing would be better than a cold, carbonated beer.
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These views will still be here after this all blows over. Now is not the time for a desert vacation. Max Ritter photo. Earlier this week, the Southeast Utah Health Department issued an order closing lodging facilities and campgrounds around Moab to visitors, in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 by stopping the flow of outside visitors. Moab and the surrounding area are traditionally full of visitors looking to rock climb, mountain bike, or visit National Parks this time of year.
Check out Samsara MTN Training's Bodyweight program if you are looking for a way to stay fit while staying inside. Zahan Billimoria photo. If you’re stuck inside for the foreseeable future, and would rather be out playing in the mountains, there’s still plenty of things you can do to pass the time productively. Might we suggest something to put high on that list: checking out Zahan Billimoria’s Samsara Mountain Training bodyweight workouts. Z is now offering part of the classes for free
Ever look at a mountain and think: “Holy sh*t, that looks even harder to descend that it does to climb?” Cerro Torre might be on top of that list, with its icy spire of a summit that towers high above the Patagonian ice cap below. It’s a summit that might be high on some climber’s ticklists - and some notable ascents have been made over the years - but it was the location of another first just a few days ago when German alpinist Fabian Bühl became the first to climb it and paraglide off the