An overview of backpacking stove types with their pluses and minuses. No such thing a the “best stove”…just what is best for you. Revised October 2018.
Some musings on how industry terms for outdoor gear become marketing buzz. And how people use buzzwords to purchase gear without thinking what the terms mean.
Exploring two unmarked lesser known canyons in the Natural Bridges National Monument and Cedar Mesa.
Here’s a $27 alternative to the $45 Z Lite or the new $50 Nemo Switchback. Similar specs and performance at about half the price.
Deadman anchors are the way to secure a shelter in soft sand or snow. But there is a happy medium between a true deadman anchor and hoping your stakes hold.
An overview and comparison of sleeping pads for backpacking and camping. Updated October 2018.
A very comfortable and light shoe that fits wider toe-boxes well. Not durable, however, and best for maintained trails and non-rough terrain.
An overnight backpacking trip in Arches National Park and nearby BLM land.
A review of the Atlas Guides (Guthook) Great Divide Trail app for Android and iOS-based devices. More than just navigation, it works as a guidebook, too.
A light, functional, and effective jacket that packs a lot of features in a 6 oz package. Including pit zips!