The Outdoors Blog

Prepping for a Backpacking Trip

July 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

 photo backpacking-trip_zpszrydzlpu.jpgFrom the rugged mountain ranges of BC to the sprawling forests of northern Ontario, there are few other countries besides Canada that seem so well-suited to outdoor adventuring.

If you’re preparing for a backpacking trip this spring or summer, you might be overwhelmed at the amount of tasks to check off your list, and the amount of items you’ll need to lug around with you. By simply purchasing flexible polyurethane foam from Canada before embarking on your excursion, many typical camping obstacles can be overcome with ease.

How can foam be used to make your outdoor camping or backpacking trip a success? 100% Canadian-made foam can be utilized in many different ways for many different purposes, from packing luggage for long car trips to padding custom outdoor cushions. Foam offers a protective padding for boxes and bags carrying heavy or fragile objects, and fills out custom outdoor cushions and bedding so that you can sit by the campfire or curl up in a tent in comfort.

Foam sacks—covered in a variety of differently coloured fabrics—are highly useful for backpacking trips, as they are lightweight and compactable. Kick back and stargaze in the wilderness on a plush bed of foam! In the past these sacks gained popularity in university dorms and elementary school classrooms, and with businesspeople whose jobs required frequent relocation, but hikers and backpackers are starting to jump on the bandwagon too.

For the more creative outdoorsmen, custom outdoor cushions can be designed and crafted using a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles. When cushions are made with durable, long-lasting foam–such as Dryfast or natural latex, both of which are built to withstand high levels of moisture and dampness—they are sure to last through the most unpredictable weather. You may not be able to control the elements, but bringing polyurethane foam sheets along with you on your backpacking trip will at least bring you peace of mind.

Bio: The Foam Factory Inc. offers polyurethane foam from Canada, including sheets that can be custom cut to any size or shape. Order now for free shipping on orders over $100.


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