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The New MSR MicroRocket

The New MSR MicroRocket

Attention PocketRocket owners! Time to put that old stove out to pasture and upgrade to the new MicroRocket… Well, maybe not quite, but MSR has[Read More…]

by January 25, 2012 0 comments Gear
Patagonia Ultra Light Down Jacket

Patagonia Ultra Light Down Jacket

Every time I put this jacket on or stuff it into my pack, I feel like the ultimate alpinist: Light, minimal, and hardcore! Even when I was sick for a week and could not venture outside, let alone into the mountains out my “backdoor,” I still wore this jacket while laying in bed thinking about all the adventures I had while wearing it outside.

by January 16, 2012 0 comments Gear
Hennessy Ultralite Backpacker Hammock

Hennessy Ultralite Backpacker Hammock

The Hennessy Hammock Ultralite model is a truly innovative approach to backcountry sleeping.

by October 25, 2011 0 comments Gear
Selecting a Tent Spot

Selecting a Tent Spot

Believe it or not, there is an art to selecting a tent spot out in the wilderness. If you are accustomed to car camping at those lovely state campgrounds where RVs and stereos reign supreme, then your selection criteria will be different when picking a backpacking tent spot.

by October 25, 2011 0 comments Skills
A *Practical* Ultralight Alcohol Stove System

A *Practical* Ultralight Alcohol Stove System

Alcohol stoves seem to be the darling of anyone trying to “lighten up” in terms of their pack weight. Just one problem: There are so many alcohol stoves out there, how can anyone make sense of them all?

by October 25, 2011 0 comments Gear
Your Backpack – 9 Quick Tips

Your Backpack – 9 Quick Tips

You need to fit all that in your backpack and get it to work best for you! With a little practice it will feel like your favorite pair of fuzzy pink slippers! Here are some tips to get down-home-comfy with your backpack.

by October 11, 2011 0 comments Skills
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
Brazos Walking Stick, your trekking poles’ sturdy, short-trip cousin

Brazos Walking Stick, your trekking poles’ sturdy, short-trip cousin

Indeed, at fifty-five inches long and a meandering diameter that is approximately one inch thick, it is a far cry from those cork topped, svelte pieces of telescoping graphite that collapse nicely on to your outer pack lashings when you don’t need them and feel like magic wands as you make yourself into a four-legged fury of churned mileage and well kept balance.

by September 6, 2011 0 comments Gear
Review-The Hyperion Jacket  – A Feathered Friend, Indeed!

Review-The Hyperion Jacket – A Feathered Friend, Indeed!

Over the holiday break, I tested out the Hyperion down-filled jacket (It got to see the mountains twice on my back). It was designed and constructed by Feathered Friends, a Seattle-based company since 1972

by January 3, 2011 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