Do you think that when you go trekking, you need some music to help your trip become more interesting? Yes, but first, let’s find you some tips to have a great trip.
Some tips about the shelter
Do not be afraid to use a simple tent instead of a tent in the warm season and even in the off-season. In this case, you will need to make it or buy a mosquito net. Thus, you can save a few pounds. When buying a tent, be sure that its size fits your task, the size of the group. A surplus tent is unlikely to be useful.
Racks of some tents and awnings can be safely replaced with trekking sticks, sometimes connected together. You can reduce the weight of your tent by buying lighter arcs.
If you have a favorite tent, but you want to lighten it, sew a new tent of silicone-nylon for a pattern of the old one. Make or buy new lighter pegs, for example from an aluminum profile. Instead of a tent cover, use several office elastics; they are much lighter than standard packaging. Pegs and arcs, too, twist the elastic band so that the pegs are in the middle of the arcs, so they do not hole anything. Make sure to have best Police Flashlight for night moving.
If a small expedition is to be made during the dry season, leave the tent at home, the bivouac
bag or poncho will be a full-fledged shelter. Also in a warm time (very warm – note ed.) You can refuse from a sleeping bag, a bivouac bag or an emergency (silver) blanket will replace it. A simple rectangle from a mosquito net will come off as a good shelter from mosquitoes with minimal weight.
A simple tent has many options for installation and use, the tent is less demanding for a flat surface and space for installation. As a protection against insects under the awning and throughout the day you can use a cheap Chinese hat mosquito net from a fishing store.
Many poncho designs can serve as a tent simultaneously. If you are to trek through forest land, you can save weight on trekking sticks and awning racks.
If you decide to use additional litter under the tent or awning (for example, in stony areas) try to choose a litter with the best weight-strength ratio. In any case, the easiest litter is the one that you left at home, so think again – do you need it. You need to be sure that the litter is smaller than the tent, if not – then waiting for the flood.
You can think of a bivouac in a hammock, hammocks have several advantages, for example indifference to the condition and topography of the ground. In slightly-mosquito areas, there is enough repellent instead of a mosquito net. If the tent of your tent can stand apart from the inside, think about using it separately, especially when the mosquito comes off or has not yet appeared. To remove excess moisture from the tent (in the morning), shake it well before packing
Some tips about clothing
Check weather forecasts for different sources, this will help to make more objective conclusions and abandon unnecessary items of equipment. At the last minute, you can save a few hundred grams, leaving in the car leggings or rain pants (if the sally is short, and the weather allows). If before the weekend trip the weather forecast says that rain is unlikely, and then you can generally give up ponchos and rain pants. In fact, even a light rain will not wet much, and slightly moist clothes will quickly dry out in a warm day. Don’t forget to bring Best Bipod for AR 15 for your trekking trip, you will need it to hunt some interesting animal.
In the early 70s on the West Coast of America a new kind of country-influenced rock emerged. Harmony vocals, pedal steel guitars and a soft rock backbeat typified the style that first came to prominence with Poco, the band formed by ex-Buffalo Springfield-ers Richie Furay (lead vocals and guitar) Jim Messina (bass) and Rusty Young (pedal steel guitar).
Pocos first album, Pickin’ Up The Pieces (1969) was the blueprint for this Californian country rock approach. They followed with three albums in a similar vein: Poco (1970), From The Inside (1971) and A Good Feelin’ To Know (1972), which showcased some of Furay’s finest songs.
Poco, Just For Me and You, 1972.
1973’s Crazy Eyes was probably Pocos greatest album, but disillusioned by their lack of success Richie Furay left to join JD Souther and Chris Hilman in The Souther Hilman Furay Band. Although conceived by David Geffen as a country rock supergroup, this band failed to live up to its promise on either of its two albums, the self-titled debut and 1975’s Trouble In Paradise.
The acknowledged LA supergroup of the era was Crosby Stills Nash and sometimes Young. Their second album, Déjà Vu (1970), was wrapped in the same sepia tinted cover styling as The Band’s second album, and featured country-ish edges in songs like Country Girl, Everybody I Love You and Teach The Children, the latter boasting some cool licks from Jerry Garcia on pedal steel guitar.
Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Teach Your Children, recorded in 1970.
As a solo artist, Neil Young’s After The Gold Rush (1970) and Harvest (1971) showed definite country colourings on songs like Out On The Weekend and Old Man. On the other hand the song Southern Man was a direct swipe at the redneck culture of the South.
Meanwhile, Stephen Stills released Stephen Stills/Manassas (1972), an ambitious double album with a band including Chris Hillman and Al Perkins, covering everything from bluegrass and country to hard rock and Latin salsa.
However, the biggest act to form out of the LA scene started out as Linda Ronstadts backing band. They soon became much better known as Eagles, perfecting a sound that catapulted country rock into a global phenomenon and in the process made them one of the biggest bands in rock history.
The Complete Guide to Country Rock Part 3: Gram Parsons, the Flying Burrito Brothers and the Grateful Dead
With Dylan’s endorsement and The Band’s influence, the country rock movement was primed for take off. Free of The Byrds, Gram Parsons recruited Chris Hillman on Mandolin, Chris Ethridge on bass and ‘Sneeky’ Pete Kleinow on pedal steel to form The Flying Burrito Brothers.
Gram Parsons envisaged his new band as an expression of ‘Cosmic American Music’, a blend of soul, R & B, rock ‘n’ roll and country music. Released in March 1969, the bands debut album The Gilded Palace Of Sin was a potent brew and a signpost for a new style of country rock.
The Flying Burrito Brothers, Christines Tune, from the Gilded Palace of Sin, 1969.
When the Rolling Stones came to LA in late 1969, Gram was one of the prime hangers on. At this time, there was a mutual respect and influence between Gram Parsons and Stones guitarist Keith Richards that affected the direction of both musicians.
Keith Richards has said that he learned all about country music from Parsons. ‘We used to sit around at the piano for ages, trying to figure out little licks, and he’d show me the different ways that Nashville will play it from Bakersfield,’ said Richards.
As for Parsons, he explained that the influences were two-way: ‘They wanted to get further into what I was doing, and I wanted to get into what they were doing.’
The Flying Burrito Brothers second album, Burrito Deluxe, saw the fruits of this relationship, featuring a brand new song by Jagger and Richards called Wild Horses. Richards had sent Gram Parsons a demo of the song, asking him to suggest a pedal steel player to play on it. Gram asked if he could record it himself, and with their blessing released it a year before the Stones themselves recorded it on 1971’s Sticky Fingers (which itself also contained another country rock classic in Dead Flowers).