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Shooting in the Snow

You only need to take a few photos in the snow to see it. There are all sorts of problems with shooting photos with all that[Read More…]

by December 3, 2010 0 comments Skills
Plants Backpackers Should Know, Part 2

Plants Backpackers Should Know, Part 2

Guess what? The first food I would look for in a survival situation would be a bunch of cattails. Besides being delicious, they are the quickest way to “fill you up” with sustained energy, because their rhizomes (root structures) and shoots are full of easily-digestible starch. In fact, I’ve actually heard that besides its water content, cattail is 80% carbohydrate, about 7% protein and 13% vitamins and minerals.

by December 3, 2010 0 comments Skills
How To Call 911 In The Wilderness

How To Call 911 In The Wilderness

Calling for help when you are out in the wilderness

by December 2, 2010 0 comments Skills
Lefse in the Back Country

Lefse in the Back Country

all you need is a little preparation time and a creative spirit.

by December 2, 2010 0 comments Food
Quinoa – A Superfood for the Trail

Quinoa – A Superfood for the Trail

Back in my vegetarian days I often turned to quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) as an important part of my diet.

by December 2, 2010 0 comments Food
Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe

Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe

Non technical ice axes generally serve a broad class of functions

by December 1, 2010 0 comments Gear
Light

Light

The most fundamental idea to grasp about photography has almost nothing to do with a camera

by December 1, 2010 0 comments Skills
Ultralight Shelters

Ultralight Shelters

In a survival situation, long before building a fire or foraging for food, you must have shelter from the elements.

by December 1, 2010 0 comments Gear
Take Only Photographs- The Importance of Conservation

Take Only Photographs- The Importance of Conservation

What does conservation have to do with me?

by December 1, 2010 0 comments Earth
A Hiker’s Lament

A Hiker’s Lament

I suppose everyone has some pet peeves on the trail, and I am no exception.

by December 1, 2010 0 comments Fireside