Flash Reviews No. 1

Introductory reviews of ZPacks Challenger Rain Jacket & Pants, JepPak Custom Pack, and the Zebralight H52Fw Floody Headlamp (Neutral White).

Expedition Blogging, Part 1: A Satellite Phone-Based System

A series of articles evaluating platforms for social media, photo blogging, and two-way email communications.

Trekking the High Uintas Wilderness: Circumnavigation of the Rock Creek Shelf

Featuring the author's live journals as well as a detailed assessment of trekking gear used on the trip.

Martin Titanium Knife

Weighing about the equivalent of half an ounce (16 M&M's) this knife has a 2.75 inch blade that easily guts fish and small game. Better yet it self-sharpens.

Where the Mountains Meet the Sea: Trekking the Olympic Range (Photo Essay)

Boy Scouts tackle the Olympic range - from rainforest to snowy divide - in lightweight style.

Gear Guide: Packrafts

Review the current offerings in the packraft market and find out which boats are most appropriate for a variety of purposes including alpine lake fishing, incidental river crossings, flatwater boating, expedition packrafting, and whitewater paddling.

Jetboil Joule Review – Part 1, Overview

The Jetboil Joule is a high-volume cooking system that performs very well in ambient conditions; however more testing in cold conditions is needed to asses its overall performance.

Unseen Africa: Francis Tapon’s Four Year Journey Circumnavigating Africa

Taking an ultralight mindset to Africa requires an adjustment, but the lessons learned and the experiences had in Africa are rarely matched.

Rambling the High Sierra

There are so many ways to navigate through the Sierras - why not try them all?

Mountain Laurel Designs eVENT Soul Bivy Review

While not commonly found in most hiker's packs, the lightweight and superior construction of this bivy offers good value for a bivy that occupies a narrow market niche occupied by very few products.

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