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Onto The Shelf

Extremely rare conditions led to a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the stunning ice shelf on Lake Superior.

Rambling the High Sierra

There are so many ways to navigate through the Sierras - why not try them all?

Bikepacking at the Cusp

Nice gear is an added bonus, but don't get distracted by the research or gear hunting - the main goal is to get outside often!

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 7

Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

Jiva Coffee Cubes

Perhaps a bit more exotic than your traditional black coffee, Jiva Coffee Cubes simplify the process of coffee making and are a viable option for backcountry coffee making.

Exped Lightning 60 Review

Due to a robust internal frame, this pack not only excels at carrying either heavy or light loads, but it's also rather comfortable and lightweight.

100 Mile Wilderness

The 100 mile wilderness is vast - and challenging. Thru-hikers often complete the whole traverse in a few days, but slowing down will offer spectacular views and an even more memorable experience.

Mountain Laurel Designs eVENT Soul Bivy Review

While not commonly found in most hiker's packs, the lightweight and superior construction of this bivy offers good value for a bivy that occupies a narrow market niche occupied by very few products.

The Massanutten Ridges of Virginia

Just a stones throw form the DC metropolitan area, the Massanutten Trail offers outstanding views and challenges for new and experienced backpackers alike.

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 6

Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

Training for Backpacking

Training for backpacking (a fun activity) need not be complicated or painful. Get in a routine and make each session count. Your long trips will thank you.

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 5

Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 4

Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

An Introduction to Simple Fly Fishing

"The lesson that we learn from fishing with a tenkara rod is that we shouldn't fear that a simpler life will be an impoverished life. Rather, simplicity leads to a richer and more satisfying way of fishing - and more importantly, living." - Yvon Choiunard

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 3

Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

The Care and Feeding of Lindal Valves

Lindal valves are what makes your stove work (or not work). Their proper care can keep your stove running for years.

Freestanding Double Wall Tents – A Cursory Review of 1P/2P Offerings from Mountain Hardwear, The North Face, and Nemo

Ultralight tents are becoming more lightweight and durable. This is good news for ultralighters.

Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody review

For their first ever attempt, Black diamond created a versatile, durable, and waterproof windshirt that raises the bar for ultralight windshirts.

The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack

From humble beginnings to the sophisticated and lightweight packs, the ultralight backpack is a tale filled with adaptation and pushing the balance of weight and features.

REI Dash 2 (2-Person, Double Wall) Tent Review

A lightweight, high performance tent great for ultralight backpackers looking for more comfort in the wilderness - most notably couples.

Concerning the Wilderness Serape

Despite the added weight, a Serape is a versatile piece of backpacking gear that can help manage the sudden weather changes.

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