The only thing that people who live in Brooklyn like more than living here is getting the hell out of Brooklyn for a weekend. But your options can be limited if you don’t have a car and a good plan of action. Better to have someone else take care of things like that for you and just reap the rewards of a quiet day avoiding the hustle and bustle. The folks at Brooklyn Outfitters are more than happy to take care of the logistics for you. So happy to do it, in fact, that they’re offering a discount on their hike to Harriman State Park on Sunday. (more…)
We’ve all been there: wistfully admiring the cover of National Geographic Traveler at Barnes & Noble while waiting for a movie at Court Street Cinemas. On the cover are happy, wealthy suburbanites traipsing along a wooded ridge, a family huddled around their freshly-caught fish or the sunrise on a distant lake. They are miles away from the city and loving it. You think, “Camping must be for rich folk who can afford all that gear.” And you never go often enough to justify dropping hundreds of dollars on the necessities. Dejected, you turn and head to the 9 o’clock showing of That’s My Boy, alone.
But fear not, potential backpacker! Brooklyn has two home-grown outdoors stores that rent camping equipment to the casual camper without the REI (Really Expensive Items) or EMS (Extreme Measures Suggested) prices. No more eating ramen for a month just so you can go to the woods and eat ramen! (more…)