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Making the Most of National Work From Home Day

Posted by Rachel Wendling at May 18, 2020 09:00 AM |
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As it turns out, being a hiker has made working from home a little easier.

May 22 is National Work from Home Day!

For many of us, working from home has become the new normal — whether we were prepared for it or not. Transforming our living spaces into impromptu office spaces has been a bit of a challenge, but we've been on the lookout for any small ways we can improve them. And it turns out, our hiking and backpacking gear have made them a lot more enjoyable.

Here are three ways our outdoor recreation gear has benefited our day-to-day lives at home:

No office chair? No problem

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Let's just say our impromptu home offices aren't quite as cushy as the real ones. Sitting for long hours every day on a hard plastic or wood chair is no fun. That's where our beloved camp sit pads come in. This Thermarest Z Seat has been a game changer for turning any ol' house chair into a relaxing retreat.

Coffee for one, please

A mug with a small, backpacking drip coffee filter hovering over it.

At the office, it's totally acceptable to brew a full pot of coffee at 2 p.m. But at home, it's harder to justify a fresh pot when you know you'll be drinking it solo. Our tiny camp pour-overs have been the perfect tool for making a single-serving, mid-afternoon pick me up. 

Smooth Scrolling


Ah, the simple mouse pad. A small luxury we don't notice until it's gone. Thankfully, the thin foam lining from the inside of a backpack can serve as an excellent stand in.

Have you been using any hiking, camping or backpacking gear in your makeshift home office? Let us know in the comments!