Backpacking gear on the cheap. If you are new to backpacking and/or on a budget, here is a complete gear list for less than $300. Updated Jan 2017.
A quick overview of the Continental Divide Trail for planning purposes. Updated November 2016.
A quick and dirty guide to the Appalachian Trail. Hopefully, makes planning a long hike on the AT a bit less daunting and a little easier. Updated March 2017.
A quick and dirty overview for transitioning from a traditional backpacker to a lighter weight backpacker. Chart to compare and contrast weights and prices,too
Hike My Hike, Damn it! The one true, correct and absolute way to hike. My way.
An overview and comparison of sleeping pads for backpacking and camping.
An overlook at some options for ground cloths when backpacking or camping.
An article I wrote for Backpacking Light. A photo essay and a briefy synopsis of the lightweight backpacking gear I used from the trail. Check it out!
In May of 2004, Rocky Mountain Sports Magazine published an article about the Nalgene bottle craze in Colorado. Not just for outdoor types, but seems EVERYONE has one of these
Isaac Stokes is a neighbor of Marni and Josh. He also writes an outdoor column for the Boulder Weekly. Out of the conversations we had over shared beers, Issac thought