3 Easy Ways to Source Water in the Backcountry

When packing to embark on a wilderness journey, we all plan on being prepared. Backpacks, tents, stoves…even the proper "backpacking coffee-making apparatus" (good coffee belongs in the woods too). In fact, if you are like some of us self-proclaimed "gear junkies", you might spend a lot of time and effort researching the very best gear for your trekking needs. After all, the first rule of Leave No Trace (LNT) is: Plan Ahead and Prepare. So, what about water? Your beautifully planned hike in the woods may indeed come to a screeching halt if you haven't put thought into your water needs. ...READ MORE

Giving Refuge to the Refugee in the Dominican Republic

Within the Dominican Republic there are rural villages that don't have safe water nor medical care. Now add thousands of Haitian refugees to those villages. The limited supplies cannot support the need! It is the desire to help their fellow man and Brown Horse Projects, a Christian based non-profit in Ohio, has team up with HydroBlu and other organizations to help those in such great need. Traveling from Ohio, North Carolina, Hawaii, Montreal and Washington, D.C. our team of 18 will meet in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in just a few days to make the 4-hour drive to the remote ...READ MORE

Are You Prepared for Adventure as a Mother: Must Read Interview with Amanda Edmonds

It's common knowledge that motherhood is hard but adventure mothers that want to raise children with a strong connection to nature is a dramatic struggle between preparation, gumption, and full on wrestling with children to put on their coats. Not to mention where to go hiking, is there safe water on the trial, and what insects, plants, or animals can harm your children. Being an Adventure Mother is easier said than done. Preparation for the those spontaneous adventures takes significant work or does it? The HydroBlu staff asked Amanda Edmonds, local Adventure Mama, for her thoughts on pr ...READ MORE

Helping 3.16 Million Haitians with Clean Water, One Person at a Time

Getting a drink of clean water is a simple task to the majority of first world countries. We can simply walk to a water faucet and instantly have clean drinkable water. However, the world water crisis is real and 1 in 10 people lack access to safe drinking water 1. That is 663 million people. According to the World Economic Forum, the water crisis is the #1 global risk based on the impact on society. Haiti is one of nation's most affected, especially since the earthquake hit Port-au-Prince in 2010. Haiti is a nation that speaks both French and Creole with a population of 10.4 million ...READ MORE