Articles by: Erika Klimecky

Editor’s Farewell

Editor’s Farewell

Today is my last day serving as Editor and Content Director for SBM and I felt it fitting to let the SBM readers know, since[Read More…]

by February 10, 2014 0 comments Community
PacSafe Camsafe V11 camera pack

PacSafe Camsafe V11 camera pack

PacSafe has a great small pack for camera-toting dayhikers and backpackers: The Camsafe V11. If you are a day hiker who always takes your DSLR camera, or a backpacker who likes to wear your camera up front, this might be the bag for you.

by February 7, 2014 0 comments Gear
Orienteering

Orienteering

Orienteering is a sport where you use a map and compass to navigate through a race course to numbered checkpoints (known as controls). Terrain is usually through forested areas and over rough terrain. Race course check points (controls) register your arrival electronically and mark your progress through the course.

by February 5, 2014 0 comments Community, Skills
Patagonia Super Alpine Jacket

Patagonia Super Alpine Jacket

You’re in luck. Patagonia and Gore-Tex have teamed up with this amazing weather beater Whether you are a backcountry skier, or deluge lover, or alpine climber, this jacket will take what Mother Nature throws at it. I tested the Patagonia Super Alpine Jacket. Here’s what I found.

by January 30, 2014 0 comments Community, Gear
Miss Your Sleeping Bag

Miss Your Sleeping Bag

If you had asked me two years ago about my sleeping bag, I’d have shrugged and said, “Yeah, I have one, so?” and moved on. I’d spent so much time with my sleeping bag that we were a bit tired of each other. We’d seen each other nearly every weekend all summer and we clocked time together every month that year.

by January 16, 2014 0 comments Community
Mt Agung Climb – Bali

Mt Agung Climb – Bali

At 9944 feet (3031 M) Mt Agung is the highest point on Bali and the 5th highest mountain in Indonesia. There are several ways to summit this active volcano. The most challenging is the seven-hour ascent in the dark, beginning at the Mother Temple, or Pura Besakih, a Hindu temple on the flank of the mountain.

by January 10, 2014 0 comments Trails
Osprey Pixel Port Pack

Osprey Pixel Port Pack

Great build quality as I’ve come to expect with Osprey – comfortable back panel, great zipper pull details and strap shape and sizing.

by January 9, 2014 0 comments Community
Training for a Traverse

Training for a Traverse

What if you can’t even get to the mountains regularly? Get as close as you can. I don’t have a gym membership, so I run stairs and hills in my neighborhood. A set of bleacher stairs is usually pretty easy to find. And in the Seattle area, you’re probably not too far from a good running hill.

by January 7, 2014 0 comments Community, Skills
Winter Wishes

Winter Wishes

We hope your holidays are merry and bright.

by December 20, 2013 0 comments Community
Holiday Gear Guide

Holiday Gear Guide

We knew you were just waiting to get your hands on it! Below are our picks for this season’s holiday shopping. Whether that certain someone[Read More…]

by December 7, 2013 0 comments Gear