Monthly Archives: March 2018

Greening your Easter

Happy Good Friday! Easter is almost upon us, and kids will enjoy a day with family while hunting for those hidden Easter eggs and other fun activities. As with any holiday, there are ways to reduce the environmental impact some products can have on the planet. In preparation for the exciting day, here are 5 tips to make your Easter Sunday a bit greener than the last. Continue reading

Packing for Musical Festivals with EcoGear

Ready to go out to see your favorite musicians perform? Music festival season has returned, and fans are preparing for nights full of great entertainment and company. If you have ever been to one of these festivals, you would know that most venues are strict about what can be brought into the concert. One good example is the size restriction on bags and purses. This may seem like an inconvenience for some, but think about it: would you want a heavy backpack to weigh down your night?

Hip packs (also known as fanny packs for some) have become a music festival staple! Not only do they fit snugly around your waist and keep your items close to you, but they also have plenty of room for your essentials. As such, EcoGear’s Skipper Hip Pack is a great accessory for next music festival.

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10 Best Hiking Spots in the United States

Hiking is one of the best ways to escape from civilization for a while and just explore. Especially if you love the serene feeling of nature, finding a perfect hiking destination is a must. Whether you’re already planning your next hiking trip or just want to scope out some locations for the future, here are 10 breathtaking hiking spots in the United States (in no particular order because they’re all great!)

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Endangered Spotlight: Ili Pika

Ili Pika / Ochotona iliensis
Current conservation status: Endangered
Population: Estimated 2,000 in early 1990s

Jacob W. Frank / Wikimedia Commons

Note: Because of copyright, the photos used in the post are of the related Collared Pika and not of the Ili Pika that is discussed. A photo available in in the article linked down below.

Never heard of the pika? It’s probably because this cute but rare Ili pika has only been spotted in the wild a few times (both times by the same person!). We wanted to celebrate this endangered small mammal with our modern Pika Backpack.

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