Articles by: Liz Forster

Leatherman Signal Multi-Tool Review

Leatherman Signal Multi-Tool Review

During any backpacking trip, a reliable multi-tool is crucial to basic responsibilities like chopping food to more complex duties like gear repair and equipment improvisation. The[Read More…]

by January 5, 2017 0 comments Gear
Sierra Designs Zissou Plus Sleeping Bag – Gear Review

Sierra Designs Zissou Plus Sleeping Bag – Gear Review

For warmth and comfort, down sleeping bags are the obvious choice. Fears of complete saturation and loss of all of those warmth properties prevented me[Read More…]

by December 4, 2016 0 comments Gear
Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 Tent – Gear Review

Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 Tent – Gear Review

Going to wild places with Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 Tent.  When solo camping, I prioritize light weight. For the past couple of years, though, I[Read More…]

by November 29, 2016 0 comments Gear
Exploring Iconic Colorado Springs Hikes Like a Local

Exploring Iconic Colorado Springs Hikes Like a Local

Colorado Springs, Colo., is often seen as an urban gateway to some of the best outdoor recreation in the country. In fact, it is the[Read More…]

by August 15, 2016 0 comments Community
Iceland Backpacking – 5 Things to Know Before Booking Your Trip to Iceland

Iceland Backpacking – 5 Things to Know Before Booking Your Trip to Iceland

Our adventure travel reporter, Liz Forster, is once again on the trail and filed this trip report from London.  Find out about the next big[Read More…]

by June 21, 2016 0 comments Community
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7 Tips for a Successful Solo Trip

Hiking and camping can be some of the most peaceful, and often spiritual, activities. It reminds us to open our ears to every rustling leaf[Read More…]

by July 23, 2015 0 comments Skills
The SALEWA ALP Trainer Mid Boots “NEW for Fall 2015” Review

The SALEWA ALP Trainer Mid Boots “NEW for Fall 2015” Review

For years, I have owned two pairs of hiking boots: an industrial boot able to carry me through 30 days in Alaska with a 60[Read More…]

by July 22, 2015 0 comments Gear
Life n Soul BM101 Bluetooth Speaker Review

Life n Soul BM101 Bluetooth Speaker Review

With the Life n Soul BM101 Bluetooth Speaker, you get what you pay for in terms of sound, battery life, weight and size. At $24.99,[Read More…]

by July 9, 2015 0 comments Gear
The Truce Between the East vs the West

The Truce Between the East vs the West

Any magazine photo spread illustrating backpacking in the United States feature the grand peaks of the West, from Denali in Alaska to Mt. Rainier in[Read More…]

by October 28, 2014 0 comments Community
Man’s Best Friend Trail Tips – Hiking with your Dog

Man’s Best Friend Trail Tips – Hiking with your Dog

Hiking fosters some of the most profound social interactions whether for four miles or four weeks. The disconnect from technology, work and school facilitates honest conversation[Read More…]

by September 8, 2014 0 comments Skills