Lightweight backpacking in the winter requires more intentionality with respect to gear selection and skill set, but with great rewards.
Lightweight backpacking is growing in Europe. What makes it unique and what are the similarities to lightweight backpacking in the US?
The outdoor market is ripe with marketing ploys and distractions. Jorgen shares the tool he uses to buy outdoor gear – functional analysis.
“Buck” Nelson might be the closest thing to a modern mountain man. Read Jorgen Johansson’s interview with the man who loves the outdoors.
Jorgen Johansson makes the case for one base layer and the best ways to choose and use ultralight long underwear (base layers).
Jorgen Johansson thru-hiking the John Muir Trail in autumn – a time when snow begins to fall and sunny days still abound.
On his Brooks Range Backpacking trip, Jorgen Johansson learns the best ways to cross streams and that paradise is not as far as you think.
Time in the outdoors gives us a chance to question ourselves and find the primary motivation for fear. Oh and there are bears too.
A solo, multi-week expedition along the Brooks Range proves to be mentally and physically challenging as the author faced uncertain conditions and rugged terrain.
It would be so nice to have a light pulk strapped onto my pack so that I more or less would be able instantly to switch back and forth between pack and pulk. Witness the creation of the Incredible Rulk!