It’s a day of appreciation and being together.  Doing something out of the ordinary with each other.  Valentine’s Day is about really enjoying having your loved ones in your life, whether you live with them or go on dates with them.  So do something different – the best alternative is camping, of course.  Or picnicking, or ice-skating, or sitting on your porch looking at the stars.  Besides, everyone else is going to the movies or a restaurant. An outdoor Valentine’s Day requires an outdoor Valentine’s Day meal.  Fortunately for you, packets of dehydrated meals are easy to come by.  They’re also pretty dang tasty considering that they look like this: This particular one is pasta vegetable parmesan.  Cook up a pouch of garlic herb mashed potatoes as a side, followed by a pouch of mocha mousse pie for dessert, and you’ve got an awesome backpacker-friendly Valentines Day feast.  Hang up a couple Loungers or DoubleNests around your campfire and spend some time with each other. Don’t forget the mason jar of red wine!  Fits nicely in the Lounger’s built-in cup holder or the hammock’s stuff sack, too. Happy Valentine’s Day everybody!!  
It’s nearly love day…are you ready to grab your DoubleNest and share it with a special someone? If you are, here are some ideas courtesy of mikeoffthemap and the National Park Foundation for the best ways to combine two glorious things – the outdoors and your loved one! 1. Instead of falling in line behind copious amounts of other last-minute-gift-getters at the flower shop, why not treat yourself and your partner to REAL flowers in your national parks? Check out the National Parks Web site for a list of the top national parks you can enjoy an exceptional Valentine’s Day in. As a bonus, just think of all the places you can hammock with such a beautiful back drop?! 2. Find a wonderful outdoors spot to watch the sun go down. Cheesy – maybe. But cheap and beautiful – definitely! Try Arizona’s breathtaking canyons! 3. Get historical and explore cities full of stories! Places like Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia are perfect for this kind of thing! You can always stop for a picnic in your hammock when you need a re-group. 4. Participate in a shared activity such as rock climbing, zip lining or kayaking! Think of the memories created doing...

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