I am loaning out this classic sleeping bag for a little bit. Some musings on why a sleeping bag or quilt is not an item to dirt bag if the budget permits.
A look back at an older shelter that is very versatile. And one I am thinking of cycling back in for some planned trips with possible mixed conditions.
A relatively light, very portable, effective, and just plain fun tool for trail maintenance. With some loppers and a Silky, a good basic tool kit is complete.
A strong and inexpensive alternative to both paracord and traditional outdoor accessory cord.
Long term review of a sleeping pad typically sold at Costco in the spring and summer. Comfortable, high R-value, durable, and reasonable in price.
If you camp in off-the-beaten-places, a good table is helpful. Here is one portable, durable, and excellent option.
A light, durable, pliable, and useful repair tape to add to the kit.
Key items of gear and clothing that have stood the test of time for me. My outdoor trips often take all or some of these items.
What gear I take for three-season backpacking trips, or even how I backpack, has evolved over the years. Here are some differences from now vs. then.