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.
What's the perfect pack? One that stays off your mind.
The words you carry with you are just as important as your gear.
The Gryphon Gear Aries 20 Quilt (25.7 oz / 729 g, MSRP from $327) is a three-season quilt with a differential cut, draft collar, an edge tensioning system, and 17.5 oz (496 g) of down fill.
Ben Kilbourne reflects on his first journey in the Bear's Ears National Monument, and wonders how to give back to such special places.
When we trek, we are taking the paintbrush or pencil that is the foot to the page that is the earth.
Ben Kilbourne follows tracks in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument as its fate once again hangs in the balance.
Is backpacking suddenly...hard? Ben Kilbourne understands, and discusses how to deal with it during uncertain times.
BPL columnist Ben Kilbourne uses a close encounter to examine the practice of livestock grazing on public land.