Articles by: Cameron Ownbey

Top 10 List Of 10 Essentials Lists

Top 10 List Of 10 Essentials Lists

Top 10 list of the 10 essentials lists   REI 10 Essentials http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html 1 Navigation (map and compass) 2 Sun protection (sunglasses and sunscreen) 3[Read More...]

by July 23, 2014 0 comments Community
April Hikes 2014 Recommended for Seattle Backpackers Meetup

April Hikes 2014 Recommended for Seattle Backpackers Meetup

April Hikes 2014 If you are a Seattle Backpackers Meetup organizer here are some April hikes from years past that were a lot of fun[Read More...]

by April 5, 2014 0 comments Trail of the Week, Trails
Coexisting with Wolves in Washington

Coexisting with Wolves in Washington

After decades of monitoring depleted wolf populations in the United States, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has called to remove the gray wolf, Canis lupus,[Read More...]

by February 16, 2014 0 comments Earth
Our Top Picks for Winter Boots

Our Top Picks for Winter Boots

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.

by December 16, 2013 0 comments Gear
Brooks Range Tension 40 Tent Preview

Brooks Range Tension 40 Tent Preview

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.

by November 19, 2013 0 comments Gear
(Photo by Ty Smedes.)

Coyote Attacks

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.

by November 6, 2013 0 comments Community
Kelty Lakota 65 Backpack Review

Kelty Lakota 65 Backpack Review

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.

by August 28, 2013 0 comments Gear
Sierra Designs Zissou 15 Degree DriDown Sleeping Bag Review

Sierra Designs Zissou 15 Degree DriDown Sleeping Bag Review

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.

by April 30, 2013 0 comments Gear
Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, Farewell

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, Farewell

It was little quieter at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2013 yesterday as vendors started packing up their tents and the PR teams boarded planes back to their respective corners of the country. But there were still friends to be found walking the floor and ready to share their passions, and still plenty of cool stuff to see.

by January 27, 2013 0 comments Community, Promotional
Three Considerations in Preparation for Winter Backpacking

Three Considerations in Preparation for Winter Backpacking

The weather has to be your primary concern. With winter weather come hazards such as avalanches, deadly temperatures and whiteouts. Poor visibility can make getting lost much easier and harsh temperatures mean that losing your way can have extremely serious consequences. Be sure to check and then double-check the weather, storm systems, and avalanche danger alerts in the area your planning to explore.

by November 10, 2012 0 comments Skills

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