You may have noticed from the pictures I’ve been sharing lately, that we were lucky to spend a good chunk of time camping in the desert this spring. Our biggest trip was to Moab, but there were several others scattered in here and there, as well. It’s been wonderful; days filled with exploring our campsite, trails around us — both new and familiar, and looking and listening for signs of nature all around us.
The other day, a friend asked me: “If you were stranded on a deserted island, with only three pieces of baby equipment, what would they be?” (click to tweet)
It didn’t take long for me to answer.
The first piece of of equipment would definitely be our pram.
Our go-to campground of neatly ordered, paid spots, in close proximity to pit toilets was completely full — probably even over filled, so we explored a newer dirt road, just outside the campground, where there was “dispersed” camping. I’m using quotes, because there was nothing that I would consider dispersed about camping within a 10′ radius of your neighbors.
It’s amazing how packed not to mention impacted camping spots have gotten lately. Not sure if the secret is just out, if there has been an exponential growth in the camping market in the past 18 months, or if there is something else going on, but that’s a story for another day…
Free hub, what does that mean?
The axel in the rear wheel of the bike that allows the wheels to spin without moving the pedals.
A free hub is great for going downhill, allowing the wheels to spin faster and faster, while the pedals can remain static — coasting.