July 3, 2019
This is my typical three-season backpacking gear list, with info about how I use each item.
June 15, 2019
(Updated for 2019) Like pretty much everyone who backpacks, I’ve been looking for ways for lighten my load. Over the past three years, with the purchase of a few new items and the leaving behind of a few more, I’ve cut just over 7 pounds from my pack weight!
May 16, 2019
Finding good meals for backpacking is not easy, especially if you are a picky eater like me. I tried two meals from Bushka’s Kitchen and found both to taste fantastic.
January 21, 2019
The Tarptent Moment DW is a lightweight one-person double-wall tent. This is the pre-2019 version that I purchased at the end of 2016 and have used on over 20 backpacking and camping trips.
May 14, 2018
No more pumping or squeezing! Convert a Sawyer Squeeze water filter and let gravity do the work of filtering water for you.
July 5, 2017
Of all of the gear that I’ve purchased since beginning backpacking several years ago, getting the right sleeping bag has been a bit of a struggle.
May 18, 2017
Clothing for a typical two-night spring backpacking trip in the Pacific Northwest.
March 22, 2017
I’ve made quite a few gear upgrades since the end of last year’s backpacking season, including a tent, sleeping quilt, rain jacket, insulated puffy, GPS device, and a camera. Beside replacing broken or lost gear, most of these items were upgraded so I could carry less weight while backpacking.
March 22, 2017
If you are looking for a lightweight and inexpensive cookset for camping or backpacking, the Survival Hax Camping Cooking Kit is worth considering. The full kit weighs less than a pound, and everything nests together for ease in carrying in the included stuff sack.
December 2, 2016
All of these gift ideas are from my own personal gear kit, items that I use regularly and highly recommend.