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Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Travel Day Pack Review

The Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Travel Day Pack (MSRP: $29.95, 1 oz / 30g) is an 18 L summiting daypack that can be compressed to the size of an egg and tucked into a multiday pack for peak-bagging on longer trips.

Podcast 035 | Les Stroud

Ryan and Andrew chat with Survivorman Les Stroud about his new book, "Wild Outside."

Escape from COVID-19 at Corona Ridge

Longtime Backpacking Light author Emylene VanderVeldon takes on a suspiciously-named untraversed route, one of the most difficult she’s ever attempted.

Traversing the Elusive Nahanni River by Canoe – Part 2: River of Dreams

A detailed account of our expedition down the Nahanni River by canoe.

Traversing the Elusive Nahanni River by Canoe – Part 1: Before the Trip

Part 1 of a detailed account of our expedition down the Nahanni River by canoe, including our pre-trek preparation and training.

Field Notes: The Fryatt Valley Hike

My Fryatt Valley Hike trip report - photos, gear notes, planning and prep.

Podcast 009 | The Sun is a Compass

In this episode, we talk to Alaskan writer, biologist, and adventurer Caroline Van Hemert. Caroline is an ornithologist who, along with her husband Pat, undertook a 4,000-mile human-powered journey from Bellingham Washington to Kotzebue, a small town high above the arctic circle.

Case Studies: Using Google Earth to Plan Wilderness Trips

This article presents some case studies of using Google Earth for wilderness trip planning, with a presentation of my process and lessons learned.

Vancouver Island: Trauma on a West Coast Trail Backpacking Trip

Vancouver Island and I are on a collision course for a rematch. Here's a story about my recent trials on a West Coast Trail backpacking trip.

The Skyline Trail: A Canadian Rockies Gem

The Canadian Rockies are full of backpacking opportunities which are well-traveled but secluded. One scenic route is the Skyline Trail in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. I have had the benefit of backpacking many of the trails in the Canadian Rockies. However, I have never managed to make it out to the Skyline Trail. Also, the limited number of backpackers permitted on the trail at one time ensures a relatively private trip, and the elevation of the trail provides unparalleled views.

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