Hammock Camping 101: 5 Reasons Why You Should Switch From A Tent To A Hammock

Hammocks are now everywhere in the camping, hiking & backpacking world. What are the benefits to hammock camping and why should you leave the tent behind? Learn how to "think outside the tent" with this handy guide.

Beauty In Business: How A Hammock Really Can Change The World

A huge part of the joy I get from running a business like Trek Light Gear is the stories.  [...]

Trek Light Gear Introduces the World’s First True Floating Hammock

For immediate press release: Boulder, Colorado-based Trek Light Gear has added to its line of hammock lifestyle products with [...]

Prepare To Have Your Mind Blown: Guy Solves 3 Rubik’s Cubes in 6 Minutes, While Juggling Them

Too amazing not to share.  “Sir Ravi The Juggler” made a name for himself earlier this year when he [...]

How to Make an Alcohol Burning Stove From a Coke Can

I just came across this great How To courtesy of Snapguide and thought you'd all enjoy it: How to [...]

Let’s Rally To Ride The American Dream!

The American Dream is for sale, and we want to buy it and share it with you – but we need your help.  Just watch this video and everything will be clear: If you’ve followed along with us you’ve seen us mention this amazing creation before – it was designed and built by the brilliant minds at North Street Labs and has been featured all over the internet since it’s debut.  I reached out directly to the NSL crew back in 2010 when I first heard about the project and immediately got them a Trek Light hammock to use with it.  We’ve stayed in touch ever since and now they’re selling the American Dream to generate money for future projects – and if the amazing CentriFury is any indication I expect big things from these guys. (Even better – the NSL team just posted a video of their latest creation, a propeller-powered car built in 48 hours – watch the video and you’ll even see them grabbing quick power naps in their Trek Light Hammock during the build!) Ever since I first saw the video of the drivable hammock stand I’ve been dreaming of ways to put it to use.  My goal has always been to spread the message that life is better in a hammock and to bring social good in the form of a business –  what better way to get there than with an attention-getting drivable hammock?!? […]

Be The Change: We’re Doing Something Awesome Together

As many of you know, last year we introduced a brand new Trek Light Gear product called the Bindle Pack to our lineup.  The backpack has been creating waves since we introduced it, even getting a huge amount of press thanks to features in Gizmodo, GearJunkie, Entrepreneur Magazine and more. It’s not just the incredible design that’s causing the buzz – it’s the fact that with your help a tiny company like Trek Light Gear has been able to make a huge difference in the world every time a pack is sold. What happens when you purchase a Bindle Pack? Watch the video below to find out. And when you do, allow yourself to smile back when you see the look on the children’s faces – if you’ve purchased a Bindle Pack it’s you who made this possible. […]

Dreams Can Come True: A Story Of Happiness

What do you want to be when you grow up? Back in November, I came across an article titled “Planting Seeds For College Early”  which told the story of a 3rd grade class at Linden Elementary in California.  While the ‘What do you want to be?’ question has always been a common one for young kids, Linden Elementary was taking it a step further and actually having a career day of sorts – Pam Knapp, the high school college and career counselor, spoke to the kids about not just doing well in school and getting into college, but why it’s so important to find your passion and begin following it early. In the end the class was asked that famous question and a few of the answers ended up quoted in the article – the one which brought the article to my attention in the first place, was from 8 year old Mario Ruvalcaba: “I either want to be somebody that gets to test out hammocks, or be a spy”. […]

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