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 […]
Introduction Most of us do not venture into the backcountry alone. Sharing the outdoors with another person heightens our outdoor experience. That person can be a good friend, parent, brother, sister, or our children. Going into the wilderness with a partner (that special and intimate friend) may be the ultimate expression of togetherness. This article […]
If you are a member and would like to view a version that includes full product specifications and high resolution photos, click here Gear Availability Many of these products will be available in Spring ’04. Some are being released in Fall ’03 (as early as September) and a few are available now or in the […]
Gear Availability Many of these products will be available in Spring ’04. Some are being released in Fall ’03 (as early as September) and a few are available now or in the next few weeks. Please contact the manufacturer directly (let ’em know you heard about their products here!) for more precise product release dates […]
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 […]
Clothing and Sleep Systems for Mountain Hiking, 1st Edition (August 2002)
Functional Designs Sweetie Pie Summer Bag Doubler
Book Review: Beyond Backpacking