Lightweight backpacking in the winter requires more intentionality with respect to gear selection and skill set, but with great rewards.
Back injuries and poor sleep patterns lead the author to purchase an expensive mat: will it be worth it? A trial of the Exped DownMat UL 7.
Community review / giveaway results for the Enlightened Equipment Apex-insulation-filled booties.
Tunnel tents are known for their robust frames and thriving in inclement weather. Does this tent from outdoor industry newcomer Nigor uphold to these standards?
In This Month’s News: Woman Plans 5-Year Trek Across the Americas; Man and Woman Meet and Marry on the PCT; UL Sleeping Bag and Quilt Comparison Table; Ingredients for Planning an Expedition; Beginner Tenkara Tips; and much more!
A quick overnight trip to a nearby lake chain offered opportunities for camaraderie with a friend and communion with nature.
Limiting the number of decisions, and keeping all your gear in one area are the major steps to simplifying your short backpacking trips.
An alpine ramble along part of the Roper High route of the High Sierras, leaves plenty of time for fishing and relaxation.
A Comprehensive Primer and Market Analysis of Top Bags, Quilts, and Wearable Systems
Jay Ham started backpacking in 1990 and went lightweight in 1995. Wanting his children to experience and share in his love of the outdoors, he became obsessed with reducing the family’s base weight to make backpacking with small children possible. He and his wife began designing and making much of their family’s gear (including kid-sized […]