Gear Suited for Wet, Cold Weather Hiking

Cold & wet: really only good when it describes your dog's nose. But you can still be comfy in these conditions with the right (lightweight) gear.

Podcast: Journey on the Wild Coast – Maintaining Health and Preventing Injury

Erin and Hig discuss their minimal first aid kit and strategies for staying alive and well throughout a year of wilderness trekking.

When Things Go Wrong

Roger Caffin shares his adventure in misadventure.

Done in a Day

Kevin Sawchuk shares his how-to on fast day hikes, and his why-to, too.

Sandals for Summer Backpacking

Chris Townsend shares his sandal wearing experience.

Ditch Your Stakes: A Guide To Alternative Shelter Anchors

Mike Clelland! has gone stakeless!

Packraft Rating (PR) System

Roman Dial demystifies whitewater for the packrafter wanting to understand the natural progression of learning to packraft in the context of increasingly difficult whitewater.

An Ultralighter Paddles on the Dark Side: Packrafting a Remote Canyon “Heavy” Style

Packrafters need to limit their gear so it fits on the bow of their six-foot-long craft. This means dehydrated food for dinner, sleeping under a tarp and wearing wet clothes dry. What is river running like when big rafts haul the food and gear...Can an ultralight packrafter be enticed to the dark side?

Decision-Making and the Lightweight Pack

Carrying a lightweight pack has consequences, but they might not be what you think.


Avoiding and treating hypothermia in the backcountry with ultralight equipment.

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