These lessons are aimed at beginners and are based on experiences while hiking the JMT. They are adaptable to any hiking setting and can certainly make the trip more enjoyable.
In this Week's News: It's time for the 2015 Packraft Roundup, a father scares a bear away to save his son, five trails to know in the Colorado area, get to know Leslie Hittmeier, and much more!
Introductory Reviews for La Sportiva Helios SR, Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System, and the Nalgene Flask.
An historical comparison of the philosophies of two of the leading pioneers of conservation and the wilderness regions they helped create.
News this week: Get a look at the Tahoe Rim Trail, a stove shootout, meet the founder of Soul RIver Runs Wild, and more.
Backpacking in the west can be physically challenging and logistically belittling to the uninitiated however don't let that stop you! The rewards of this exploration are worth the hardship.
Introductory Reviews for MSR Aquatabs, WoolX Men's Lightweight T-Shirt, and the Thrunite Ti-3.
An author and composer writes a music suite based off his memories on the PCT.
News This Week: Wrangell Alaska is left high and dry, a backpacker survives fifty meter fall, spend the day trekking Tahoma, a Camp Chef Stove that weighs 8.3 ounces, and much more.
A challenging yet rewarding trip exposes these youth to the joys of backpacking and kindles their love of the outdoors.
Introductory Reviews for Paleo Meals To Go, Good Wipes, and Lite Trail NyloPro Bags.
A place of stillness and calm, the desert can be a harsh, dry environment but for many it is a haven for contemplation and peace.
The Bob Marshall Wilderness is home to some of the best wilderness packrafting in the lower 48 with options for novices and experts alike. Explore this beautiful country just remember to be mindful of our responsibility to care for this land.
News this week: Rising Arctic Temperatures, California’s El Nino, Yellowstone Rangers Save a Man’s Life, Turn a Low-Cost Tent into a Great Tent, and Much More.
Introductory Reviews for the Kestrel Knives Ultralighter, Eddie Bauer Men's Quantum T, and the Survive Outdoors Longer Pocket Survival Pak Plus.
A versatile headlamp with an innovative design that fulfills your needs without adding significant weight to your pack.
News this week: Get a look inside the 2015 Everest Climbing Season, Have Some Tea After Completing the Mt. Huashan Trail, Get to Know Author Frederick H. Swanson, and Much More!
Preppers, Primitive Skills, the Military, and Hunters are all groups of people that have learned to thrive outdoors in their own way. Backpackers can take lessons from these other groups to make them more successful.
Keys to layering clothing for outdoor activity - keep it simple, light, and functional. This hiking clothing guide shows you how.
Introductory Reviews for the Fenix HL23 Headlamp, MSR Windboiler Stove, Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Poles.
News this week: Mt. Everest Avalanche Adds to Tragedy in Nepal, The U.S. Outdoor Act of 2015, Take a Trip Through the North York Moors, Craig Weiland Discovers a New Diatom, and much more!