Some inner mittens for cold weather activities that are durable, reasonably light, effective, inexpensive and, most importantly, sized correctly for my shell and liner use.
A fair amount of people ask what to wear on the hands for cool and cold weather hiking. Here’s my take.
A practical, useful, and outstanding gear pick for maximizing your outdoor time.
Some gear or clothing I used to use. But I have now phased out for various reasons. Always interesting to see how styles and preferences evolve over the years.
A $12, practical, and useful “Jack-of-all-trades” utility knife that keeps a sharp edge and requires little maintenance.
A sub-10oz three-layer jacket that works very well for constant precip and rougher conditions.
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.
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.