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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
Interview with Bob Upton of Rainy Pass Repair inc

Interview with Bob Upton of Rainy Pass Repair inc

The definitive answers on gear care and repair

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Gear
Confessions of a Gearhead…

Confessions of a Gearhead…

having gone to great lengths to have hooks, bins, and drawers to organize my booty.

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Gear
Plants Backpackers Must Know, Part 1

Plants Backpackers Must Know, Part 1

Even as an avid backpacker well into my 20s, my eyes would always glaze-over when anyone started naming plants

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Skills
Water Treatment 101

Water Treatment 101

I mainly use Aqua Mira or boil­ing as I am usu­ally most inter­ested in an effec­tive solu­tion for the light­est weight.

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Skills
Ultralight Backpacking – The Pack

Ultralight Backpacking – The Pack

the number one item to reducing the weight on your back

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Gear
Top 10 Backpacking Meals

Top 10 Backpacking Meals

Ant and Dandelion burrito. Why I like it: In a time when most of us are not in tune with where our food comes from, this will help you get close to nature, overcome food aversions (if you can eat bugs you can eat almost anything), practice survival skills, and it’s packed with high energy protein not to mention the cool factor for impressing others in your group or at least giving them something to talk about.

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Food
Lighten up – light weight gear 1

Lighten up – light weight gear 1

Most of the gear that I use and recommend has developed over years of learning everything the hard way.

by September 2, 2010 0 comments Gear
Proper Blister And Hotspot Treatment

Proper Blister And Hotspot Treatment

You chose appropriately broken-in footwear for your hike, but conditions aren’t what you expected.

by September 1, 2010 0 comments Skills
Review of Marmot Pinnacle EQ Regular Sleeping Bag

Review of Marmot Pinnacle EQ Regular Sleeping Bag

In my never ending quest for lightweight back-country comfort

by September 1, 2010 0 comments Gear