Interview with Autumn Veatch, 16. Teen that survives Washington plane crash killing her step-grandparents. Veatch survived for two days in the rugged North Cascades of Washington[Read More…]
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With everyday warmth on the brain, staying warm on the trail and prepared for winter conditions should be too. Here are SBM’s top choices for winter boots when heading out in the cold weather this year.
Brooks Range has outdone themselves with this new offering for Summer 2014. I was a little afraid to take this featherweight (weighing in at barely four pounds) out in the late fall in the northwest. It rains a little out here.
Coyotes are generally timid animals — opportunists that feed on plants, small animals, carrion and garbage. They rarely attack unless protecting their young. But there has been an increase in coyote sightings in urban areas, a trend that could lead to more attacks, since they begin to lose fear of humans through close contact.
I’ve been using the Lakota 65 to haul my climbing gear and have caught myself marveling at how I ever managed without features like easy side access and the built-in rain cover. Not having to pack around a black garbage bag to throw over my pack just incase it rains, which here in the Pacific Northwest is more likely than not, of course has its perks but it is the bag’s overall comfort and efficient design that impressed me most.
I crammed the Zissou 15 into a container and poured three liters of water over it the night before my trip. I let it soak overnight – about seven hours. In the morning I pulled the bag out of the container and poured about a liter of water out of it, shook off the excess and crammed it into the stuff sack.