A curated guide to winter backpacking gear, strategies, skills, podcasts, forums, research, education, product recommendations, and more.
Episode 77 | Planning, Pooping, and Campfires (Backcountry Leave No Trace Challenges During the Winter)
In this episode of the Backpacking Light podcast, we're going to examine some of the principles of Leave No Trace in the context of winter backcountry travel, with a focus on planning, pooping, and campfires.
In this Member Q&A, we'll provide the foundations for recognizing avalanche hazards and a framework for avalanche risk management.
Interested in winter hiking and backpacking? In this webinar, learn how to use your existing kit, plus a few extra strategic items, to be safe and comfortable in the winter. Part 1 of 2.
Roger Caffin proposes several solutions to keep dirty fuel from clogging remote inverted canister stoves.
A well-timed winter backpacking trip allowed for priceless solitude at an oft-crowded Idaho hot springs.
An overview of how Leave No Trace techniques can be applied to winter backpacking.
Longtime Backpacking Light contributor Roger Caffin debuts the V6 model of his inverted canister stove.
The BioLite Headlamp 750 (MSRP $99.95, 5.3 ounces / 150 g) is a performance-oriented USB-rechargeable headlamp with several unique features but crippling reliability issues.
The Outdoor Research Flurry Sensor Glove (2.5 oz / 71 g, $40) is the warmest glove I've found that I can use effectively with a smartphone.
Sometimes the best skill is humbly asking for help. Here's a story about my experience getting unstuck when driving snowy backcountry roads.
A winter backpacking gear list for hiking on packed-snow trails in dry (low-humidity) climates.
In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Andrew and Ryan talk about mental health. As their jumping-off point, they use a recent paper called Levels of Nature and Stress Response.
The Xero Shoes Alpine Snow Boot is a flexible, insulated, waterproof, zero-drop footwear option for minimalist shoe lovers who still want warm feet in cold and snowy conditions.
The Nemo Kunai 2P Tent ($499, 4 lb 5 oz / 1.96 kg) is a four-season shelter capable of withstanding moderate storms and offers ample headroom and good ventilation.
My shelter, sleep, clothing, water, and cook system for when temps drop but full-on winter snow and wind hasn't yet arrived.
This article describes the development of my DIY 4th generation of Remote Inverted-Canister Winter Stoves.
This article describes the development of my 4th generation of Remote Inverted-Canister Winter Stoves.