Let me start by saying I hope you are safe and healthy during these uncertain times. I am writing to assure that everyone in the Bushka family is healthy and in good spirits (and using the lessoned traffic to spend more evenings night hiking. Not all social distancing needs to be done at home!)
Due to increased demand, some meals are currently out of stock or we have limited supply on remaining freeze dried meals. At this time, we are waiting for our next shipment of packaging so we can begin making more freeze dried meal pouches. We thank you for your understanding and patience.
If you are looking for guidelines on gathering emergency supplies, check out our blog post on creating an At Home Emergency Kit or Grab Bag.
Getting outside and exercising is essential to health, happiness, and mental well-being.
However, before you hop in the car to go adventuring, take a moment to reflect on your impact to another community. Small mountain and desert communities that act as our gateways to adventure are at risk when non-locals travel into their area. With limited health and social services, residents in gateway communities might need your tourist dollars, but definitely can't afford the Coronavirus some of us may unknowingly carry. If you do plan on travelling, make sure you are 100% self-sufficient - food, water, hand sanitizer/soap, TP, shelter, etc.
Many of our beloved National Parks are temporarily closing or limiting access until we have a better handle on the virus. This doesn't mean you cannot enjoy the local wonders that are around you! Take to the trails in your local community, go out in your kayak if weather permits, set up the tent in your own backyard. Breathe in, look at the stars, and remember, this too will pass.
As always, thank you for shopping small and supporting small businesses! We will get through this together ❤️ If you have any questions on our availability or concerns about how we are addressing the virus in our manufacturing, please do not hesitate to reach out.
As far as mile per view goes, backpacking the Trans Catalina trail is hard to beat for the amount of effort and miles you need to put in for the grand, sweeping ridge views! While low mileage and a non technical trail, don't let the mile markers fool you into thinking this is a simple backpacking trip along a fire road. You'll climb up to the ridge, down to the ocean, and back up to the ridge, pretty much every single day!
Easy, yet excellent backpacking trip for the winter season as the mileage between campsites is low enough to accomplish in limited winter daylight hours.
Great trip for a gear shakeout if you're testing out new gear or simply looking to see what items you can go without.
Great intro to backpacking as there’s a lot of trail support or for experienced backpackers who want a low stress, minimal planning trip.