Drew Smith reflects on hiking in the places close to home as he explores a nearby mountain drainage during all seasons.
Yama Flat Tarp Review: our first looks at this 7' x 9' silpoly ultralight shelter for ultralight backpacking.
Drew Smith writes about using public transit to make the travel to, from, and between trailheads more sustainable.
Drew Smith journeys from the Mojave Desert to Badwater Basin finding beauty in a seemingly desolate place.
Drew Smith talks about the place of home freeze-drying in the wider context of trail food strategies, and attempts freeze dried french toast!
Home Freeze-dryers are handy but expensive. Are they worth the cost? We show you how to find out.
Best practices for storing your freeze-dried food (plus one killer chiles rellenos recipe).
Searching for grace and gratitude through the smoke.
The Nitecore NB10000 is a simple portable battery charger built around a carbon-fiber platform for maximum weight savings.
In part four of his ongoing series, Drew Smith tackles freeze-drying a smoothie.
Drew Smith makes the case for backpacking ponchos. They provide more ventilation vs. rain jackets and can also function as ultralight tarps.
In part three of his ongoing series on freeze-drying, Drew Smith explores the science behind how freeze-drying preserves important nutrients - and why it matters.
Why and how does freeze-drying work? The physics and science of freeze-drying your own backpacking food, plus a killer freeze-dried hash browns recipe.
Enriching friendship through fishing and adventure in Colorado’s Middle Park.
In this freeze-drying installment, we discuss the history of freeze-drying and experiment with using a freeze dryer to prepare our favorite take-out town meal for enjoyment in the backcountry.
The Harvest Right Home Freeze Dryer is a fantastic - and fantastically expensive - way to prepare backpacking meals.
After the year of darkness that was 2020, I needed to walk in the light of the Mojave desert.
An off-trail borderlands odyssey during a lunar eclipse in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
With Covid-19 necessitating an unsupported hike, we undertook an ambitious loop through the geysers and lakes of the Yellowstone Caldera.
The best backcountry meals are the ones you prepare yourself. In this article, I will tell you why and how to dehydrate food for backpacking.