All posts by Kaila Sharlene

A Child’s Milestone is Not a Race

Life is not a race. A child’s development is not a competition.Wyatt Maktrav is a late talker. When he was 2 years old, I was expecting him to say a few words but to no avail. 3 years old, 4 years old,

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7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Climb Alone

Climbing solo has its own thrills, of which you should enjoy irrespective of whether you are a seasoned or new climber. However, there is this fear that keeps a solo hiker from experimenting on things

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Marmot Force UL 2P Tent Review

Marmot Force UL 2P Tent ReviewIt is a fact that hiking is one of my favorite activities, and have been mountain climbing as long as I can remember. One thing that I have come to realize is that with

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Big Agnes Scout Plus UL2 Tent Review

Big Agnes Scout Plus UL2 Tent ReviewThis is one of the most versatile tents that you can come across today! I’m talking from experience because I happen to be one of the proud owners of Big

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10 Best Alpine Backpacking Sleeping Bags

Do you like mountains and spending night in a wild nature? If your answer is yes, you know that all your mountain trip depends on well-chosen sleeping bag. Let’s learn all about alpine backpacking

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How to Clean the Tent Properly Without Washing

Tents need to be cleaned regularly for them to retain their utility value and last for a pretty long time. It is equally important for you to know that without following a recommended cleaning process,

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The North Face Stormbreak 2 Tent Review

The North Face Stormbreak 2 Tent ReviewIt is a great idea to consider going camping with family and friends, and even a much better idea if you go solo hiking or backpacking. The thrill you feel is

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9 Best Outdoor Watch for Mountaineers

Learn everything about altimeter watches that are going to make your mountain adventure exiting and easy. Let’s make your mountaineering simpler and more exiting with choosing the best altimeter

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Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 Tent Review

Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 Tent ReviewAs a mountain climber who likes to go solo hiking, you need to prepare adequately so that you are not caught off guard by unpredictable weather patterns. One of

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What to Pack on Your First Aid Kit Before a Hike

We all know that hiking is an exciting activity, but we shouldn’t forget that it’s also very dangerous. Hiking experts agree that hiking is one of the most dangerous activities and trip to the

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Marmot Limelight 2P Tent Review

Marmot Limelight 2P Tent ReviewIf you are out camping and need an ultralight weight tent for your use, consider Marmot Limelight 2P. It doesn’t matter whether you are backpacking, going mountain

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Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum Tent Review

Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum Tent ReviewIf you are thinking of camping, mountain climbing, or backpacking, then definitely you need to have a tent that is worth every single coin spent. Big Agnes

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Embarrassing Moments of a Newbie Climber

Being a newbie climber few years back, I have lots of funny and embarrassing moments.On my first climb in Mt. Sembrano (February 20, 2011), I was wearing a doll shoes! My companions said, “Hey, why

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I’ve Found True Friends in the Mountains

Since elementary up to college, I am a loner type of person – an introvert. I don’t have much friends and I rarely talk to my classmates. As I can remember, I only had three friends in elementary,

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A Mountaineer in the City

How long has it's been since your last hike? Maybe you're missing the mountains so much! But you know what, you can also be a mountaineer in the city!A mountaineer in the city is someone who: wears

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Snakes in Mountains: the Close Encounter

When hiking, there are times that you will encounter snakes in mountains. But always remember that we must respect wildlife. If you really want to take a look, just observe them from a distance. Do not

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Never Say You Conquer the Mountains

Before anything else, let's define the word conquer. When you look up in the dictionary, the word conquer means: To defeat or subdue by force, especially by force of arms. To gain possession or secure

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Let the Mountains Change You! Are You Willing to Change?

“Don’t change the mountain. Let the mountains change you.”This is a very common saying to the mountaineers. You can hear it every time you have a conversation with other climbers and you can

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My Points of View Regarding Solo Hike

Sharing this article again, taken from my old blog. I wrote this way back 2011, when I was still a fan of solo hike. But now, I no longer hike alone because I have my husband and our baby. We always

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The North Face Kaiju 4 Tent Review

Camping with more than two people can be a challenge. It can be difficult to find a tent that will accommodate everyone and their gear, without crowding everyone together. An ideal tent would be spacious,

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