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December 1, 2019

Review: Meat Shredz Pulled Pork

Do you need a quick source of protein for hiking and backpacking? Meat Shredz Pulled Pork is a new favorite of mine on the trail. I like it so much that I created a new recipe for backpacking.

September 9, 2019

Gear Review: Outdoor Vitals Backpacking Quilt

If you are looking for a lighter weight alternative to a sleeping bag, or you want an option that allows for more freedom of movement, this backpacking quilt is a good quality option with a low price tag.

July 3, 2019

Backpacking Gear List

This is my typical three-season backpacking gear list, with info about how I use each item.

June 15, 2019

How to lighten the load of your backpack

(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

Review: Bushka’s Kitchen backpacking meals

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

Gear Review: Tarptent Moment DW tent

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

DIY Sawyer Squeeze gravity filter system

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

Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Revelation Quilt

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 two-night spring backpacking trip

Clothing for a typical two-night spring backpacking trip in the Pacific Northwest.

March 22, 2017

Gear upgrades for the 2017 backpacking season

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.