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POSTS BY YEAR: 2019

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 29, 2019

My backpacking food plan

At home, I don’t have any problem eating enough, but when I’ve been exerting a lot, especially during prime alpine backpacking season when it’s hot and my energy is easily depleted, I have a hard time wanting to eat on backpacking trips. And I’m a picky eater, so that makes it even harder!

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.