Various techniques for keeping fuel warm during canister stove operation are described, in order to optimize fuel vaporization.
Tips & Tricks
Short articles targeting unique and/or innovative solutions to backcountry problems.
Chris Smead, who produces Backpackinglight.com’s “According to Chris” video series, goes through his ultralight video gear.
Limiting the number of decisions, and keeping all your gear in one area are the major steps to simplifying your short backpacking trips.
The 60-Second Backpacker is a video series that provides bite-sized shorts about equipment, techniques, and philosophy of ultralight backpacking.
Our National Parks are awe-inspiring places of beauty. Often the backcountry permitting can be a challenge. Don’t let that stop you. Here are some tips to face the process with ease.
Cooking in a tent has revolved around a stigma of gear destruction and personal harm. Cooking in a tent is not that dangerous and being responsible and aware of the hazards allows for safe cooking in a tent.
Single serving packages can simplify shopping, packaging, and preparation of meals.
If you’re a fan of fry-baked meals in the backcountry, and you are reading this article, it’s not likely you’re one who gets real excited about carrying the two-pound classic Banks’ Fry Bake. Here are some options for lighter gear and techniques for fry-baking as a solo traveler, or in smaller groups.
In Part 1, Fany and Nick embarked on a challenging journey with an unlikely companion: their 3 month old. Two years and another 750 km later, 30 month old Flora has completed the entire traverse. Thru-hiking with a toddler can be as rewarding as it is challenging.
Guidelines for evaluating watershed geography and streamflow to help ask the question: is this creek runnable in a packraft?