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March 22, 2017

Gear Review: Survival Hax Camping Cooking Kit

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

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: 20 items under $25 for Hikers and Backpackers

All of these gift ideas are from my own personal gear kit, items that I use regularly and highly recommend.

June 4, 2016

Gear Review: Alps Mountaineering Ultra-Light Air Pad

I tested this sleeping pad on a one-night backpacking trip to Siouxon Creek in May.

December 12, 2015

Gear Review: Salomon Ellipse Aero Shoe

Trail running shoes aren’t just for runners.

May 6, 2015

The Ten Essentials

The level of preparation required to be safe on a wilderness hike varies based on location, weather and type of outing, but here are the essential items that all hikers should have while hiking or backpacking.

March 22, 2015

What’s in My Pack: Day Hike

This is what I take on a typical day hike in transitional weather… usually spring and fall.