Happy Friday, Campers! Did this week just fly by for anyone else? I feel like I blinked and it was Friday! (Love weeks like that- so busy you can’t think straight and then BOOM- it’s Friday.) So, in our usual tradition of celebrating the weekend, we’re featuring another one of our awesome #WeekendWarriors! Meet Jennifer. She is the owner of a super dope company (that you will probably want to bookmark for later) CampRents. It’s a gear rental company for the great adventurer (albeit a budget friendly one)! So let’s get to hear more about Jennifer, and her Weekend Warrior ways…
1. Where did your love of the great outdoors come from, and what does it do for you?
I started hiking in graduate school when I made outdoorsy friends for the first time – I decided to accompany them on a hike up Old Rag Mountain in Virginia on a whim, and absolutely fell in love. Outdoors time is the perfect antidote to my natural state, which is wound tight and overthink-y. Give me a few hours in the woods and I’m a new woman.
2. What does weekend warrior mean to you?
Ha – is it fair to say it’s me right now? I have two small kids, a day job, and a side hustle, so epic backpacking trips are a rarer occurrence these days. But I can always find time to get out on the weekends. To me, weekend warriors are those who are finding ways to integrate the outdoor lifestyle into their non-outdoor lives.
3. Where is your next adventure?
In my backyard in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I have a few friends and family members who have agreed to do a long weekend with me this summer, and I’m so excited to get them geared up and hooked on backpacking.
Jenny, thank you so much for sharing! When you’ve got all that on your plate, I agree- being outdoors is the only key to sanity. Best of luck with the launch! And, campers, go check out her IG page and sign up for the newsletter for launch updates!