Numinous 65L Travel Pack Review

Numinous 65L Travel Pack Review

When searching for a pack, a specific use generally stays at the forefront of my purchasing decisions. Whether it be for day use, extended backpacking[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
Trip Report: New Hampshire’s Pemi Loop

Trip Report: New Hampshire’s Pemi Loop

31.5 miles, 18,000 feet of elevation change, 12 – 4000+ footers, White Mountain Guide book time: 20 hours and 17 minutes. The Pemigewasset Wilderness in[Read More…]

by February 2, 2016 0 comments Community, Trails
Salewa Alp Flow Mid Boots Review

Salewa Alp Flow Mid Boots Review

The Salewa Alp Flow Mid Boots are a “…tough trekking boots made of nubuck and ballistic mesh with a protective rubber edging. Innovative GORE-TEX® Surround™ Technology creates[Read More…]

by January 31, 2016 0 comments Gear
Almost There: A Chance Encounter along the Pacific Crest Trail

Almost There: A Chance Encounter along the Pacific Crest Trail

It was the first day of September, 2013, and I was feeling a little impressed with myself. Starting at the Columbia River Gorge, I had[Read More…]

by January 28, 2016 0 comments Community
Ecuador: “It may not be a success, but always an adventure.”

Ecuador: “It may not be a success, but always an adventure.”

We stood at the memorial at the base of Chimborazo Mountain in the Ecuadorian Andes. The wind whipped across the land and snow grains pelted[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 0 comments Community
When building survival fire in bad weather make sure to use a platform to get the fire off the snow or damp ground.  The platform should be substantial enough not to melt into the snow as the fire burns.  Photo Source: overhang.ca

Building Survival Fire in Bad Weather

With all the rain and snow we are getting this winter, it is time again to brush-up on building survival fire in bad weather. One[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 0 comments Community, Skills
Arnold identified the objects as being slender and crescent shaped.  Later reports would coin the term flying saucer.  Photo Source mccluresmagazine.com

Pacific Northwest Fireside Story – Is Mount Rainier an Interstellar Outdoor Destination?

Scary fireside stories are as much of the outdoor experience as pitching your tent. The next time you are covered in the warm eerie glow[Read More…]

by January 24, 2016 0 comments Community
Icebreaker Cool-Lite Strike T-Shirt Review

Icebreaker Cool-Lite Strike T-Shirt Review

When I’m going camping, I usually throw a bunch of regular, old, cotton t-shirts in my backpack. The moisture-wicking tees that I buy at sports[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Gear
New Cairn App — Trip Safety and Cell Coverage

New Cairn App — Trip Safety and Cell Coverage

We all know that you should tell someone where you’re going and when you plan to return. It improves your chances of being found quickly[Read More…]

by January 20, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
6 Important Packing Tips for International Backpacking

6 Important Packing Tips for International Backpacking

1) Use backpack covers for travel Do not leave a backpack exposed to the rough and tumble of airport luggage travel. There is fabric that[Read More…]

by January 17, 2016 0 comments Community