Some tips, pointers, ideas, and caveats about packing backpacking gear when you’ll arrive by plane, train, or bus.
Why basic hygiene in the backcountry is good for you, your health, your gear, fellow outdoor users, and the people in town.
An easy way to make sure the ground is level. Something showed to me when taking crew leader training for volunteer trail work.
A quick and dirty way of estimating the amount of daylight left for hiking, backpacking, skiing, etc.
What are the functional differences between grid and solid (standard) fleece?
Going lightweight (sub-20lbs) with typical gear and clothing from REI.
Some issues and concerns for Colorado backpacking, hiking, and camping that may not be readily apparent.
How to do a fast hike? The real question is how to hike all day consistently. And then repeat. Here are some ideas.
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.