It’s four-thirty in the afternoon and I’m feeling a sleepiness only caffeine, napping, or walking can fix. English tea time. Spanish siesta. Utah amble.
Current events, expeditions, commentary, and more - stay abreast of what's going on in the world of the outdoor industry and wilderness exploration.
In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Andrew follows up with journalist Adam Federman about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Jeff Garmire is attempting a Colorado Trail FKT (fastest known time). Here’s his approach, gear, tracking info, and more. He started today.
Am I willing to temper my desire for the pristine with an awareness that the pristine is a cultural construct?
We don’t explore urban landscapes like we explore the wild. But maybe we can apply ultralight backpacking techniques to urban exploration.
This document provides information for the Backpacking Light community on matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus.
Andrew and Ryan discuss the ethics of backpacking in light of Covid-19. They are joined by Jeff Garmire and Maggie Slepian.
We need to take a hard look at what it means to be a long-distance backpacker in 2020 – what types of trips should be off the table, what types of trips are still okay, and how to keep yourself sane if you can’t make a backpacking trip work this year.
After a lifetime of pole-supported shelters and sleeping pads, I’d decided to give hammock camping a try.
What you’re really hooked on is the dopamine rush from buying and trying new gear – which doesn’t last very long.