In this Zpacks Free Duo Tent review, we dive into its pros (freestanding, Dyneema Composite Fabric) and its cons (low livability, poor storm performance).
The horizon is our reminder that the way things are now is not the way things have to be. Exploring, even just backpacking into the hills at the edge of town, expands the known and opens us up to the possibility of more.
The transitions from the simple discomfort of the trail to the chaotic comfort of life at home happen by degrees. What can I learn from the trail that will allow me to experience home life in a new way?
Some things actually suck. We can still learn from them.
Sometimes we backpack to get a taste of the unknowable: blue lights and pictographs in the San Rafael Swell.
The Durston X-Mid 2P is a 2-person, double-wall, dual side-entry, silpoly shelter with two vestibules that weighs 40 oz (1134 g).
Ben Kilbourne hikes and packrafts along the Green River in Wyoming.
Why do so many of us still feel compelled to have fires?
The YAR.gear Mountain Drifter 38L (~18 oz / 510 g, MSRP $200) is a light and modular fastpacking pack that can accommodate heavier loads for short distances if need be.
Ben Kilbourne uses the writing of Aldo Leopold to examine his interaction with nature.