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Alps Ultra-Light Air Pad Review

Alps Ultra-Light Air Pad Review

The Alps Ultra-Light Air Pad is a great choice for comfort, durability, insulation and value. For the recreational 3-season camper and backpacker the quality and price are unbeatable. I prefer this pad over the Therm-A-Rest pad that I have used (and loved) for years.

by March 20, 2013 0 comments Gear
Trekking in Yunnan, China

Trekking in Yunnan, China

The only way in is to hike, there are no roads. There is electricity, and cell service via China Mobile during the day (it goes out at night). There is water from the glaciers in the mountains above. They kill a pig once a week and around 80% of the village is also Tibetan. We spent a day getting in and a day getting out and 4 days hiking and relaxing.

by March 8, 2013 0 comments Community
Trail Food: Chicken Curry and Couscous

Trail Food: Chicken Curry and Couscous

Here’s a trail food recipe that should bring some spice back into your back country cooking. Curry powder imparts a nice yellow color to this meal in addition to its distinctive flavor, while red and yellow bell peppers and carrots add to the eye appeal.

by February 22, 2013 0 comments Food
GSI Cookware Review

GSI Cookware Review

After many cook-sets where the non-stick really was not so “non-stick” or dumping the contents onto the ground while trying to strain the water out, I still had not found the “perfect” backcountry cook-set. Then the GSI Pinnacle Backpacker came in the mail and upon first inspection it appeared to be just what I was looking for.

by January 11, 2013 0 comments Gear
The bear can meal plan

The bear can meal plan

When you habituate bears and other beasts to the availability of easy food from messy or poorly secured camps, it’s always the bear that suffers from the fallout – how often do you read about a ‘problem bear’ that had to be removed, or worse, euthanized? The “problem” very likely had a human cause. And that’s not to mention the added risk of losing your food, having your equipment damaged and or having to abort a life-list trip.

by October 18, 2012 0 comments Food, Skills
Staying Cool in Merino Wool (All Summer Long)

Staying Cool in Merino Wool (All Summer Long)

Our kids are out on adventures with us all year long. We invest in quality gear and clothing because we know it makes a difference. The day just goes better when we are not worried about who is hot, getting sunburnt, fighting the cold, remaining wet or is just plain ol’ grumpy.

by September 17, 2012 0 comments Gear
Camp Visitors – Small mammals that might (or might not) eat your breakfast

Camp Visitors – Small mammals that might (or might not) eat your breakfast

How many times have you awakened at 3 a.m. to the sound of rustling leaves close to your tent? Have you ever misplaced a bag of trail mix only to find it later scattered around your camp?

by August 23, 2012 0 comments Earth, Skills
Park Eshkol National Park – Israel

Park Eshkol National Park – Israel

I recommend traveling there in January – February for the flowers and weather. Desert nights are surprisingly cold – don’t underestimate them – come well prepared for temperatures close to freezing point. If you plan on traveling in summer, plan your trip so that you are out of the sun by 10 am. In both winter and summer bring plenty of water (probably double your normal amount) with you. It is very dry.

by February 1, 2012 0 comments Trails
Gear Review:  The New MSR Whisperlite Universal

Gear Review: The New MSR Whisperlite Universal

Isn’t the Whisperlite already the most successful liquid fueled stove in modern history? And doesn’t MSR have not one but two versions already? Has MSR lost their collective mind? No, not really: There is something new under the sun, something very much worth having: the MSR Whisperlite Universal.

by October 4, 2011 0 comments Gear
Top: light meter set normal Bottom: Light meter set to over expose 1 stop - Photo by Erika Klimecky

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