A look at the second edition of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide by Andrew Skurka.
Hot cinnamon rolls or warm danish for post-trip enjoyment? Why yes.
A quick way to make a meal for winter backpacking.
An introductory overview to winter backpacking.
A quick and dirty way of estimating map mileage using a compass lanyard or similar sized string.
A map, guidebook or race course has one set of mileage listed. Your GPS device has more mileage listed or, rarely, less mileage. Why?
Bushwhacking may be off-trail. But not all off-trail hiking is bushwhacking. Here’s what I think are the differences.
Some thoughts and tips for dry camping.
A grab bag of some quick answers to some common questions I’ve answered over the years.
I’m a big proponent of inexpensive backpacking gear and clothing when it makes sense. But there are some items where it is worth spending more money.