Coffee. What makes a good cup, what makes a bad cup, and what are the best ways to java yourself in the backcountry? All these questions and more are the subject of this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast.
This article provides an overview of coffee-making methods (how to make coffee in the backcountry) while backpacking, with a study of their complexity and weight.
Time in the outdoors gives us a chance to question ourselves and find the primary motivation for fear. Oh and there are bears too.
An alpine ramble along part of the Roper High route of the High Sierras, leaves plenty of time for fishing and relaxation.
A lightweight kettle with a wide base.
The Superior Coastal trail offers stunning views of Lake Superior that for this duo of hikers symbolized a shared spiritual transformation that cannot be erased.
This trip report describes a four day backpacking and alpine climbing trip to Whitetail Peak in Montana’s Beartooth Range, July 9-11, 2002. See end of document for gear notes & gear lists Overview The following describes a three-day trip into the West Fork of Rock Creek, in the Beartooth Mountains near Red Lodge, MT, for […]
Not Your Ordinary Lightweight Backpacker: An Interview with Bill Merchant
Lightweight Backpacking 101: An Introductory Manual for Lightening Your Load Today (1st Edition – August 2001)