These days, folks have learned that packing a minimal amount of equipment means you can go light and fast through the wilderness.
Articles written by: Hans Schneider
As someone who takes a certain pleasure in maintaining and caring for my possessions, it appalls me to see so many people letting their hiking boots dry out, rot, and fall apart.
The race to make the lightest boot for Alpine Touring has Randonée enthusiasts foaming at the mouth for the newest single-buckle carbon fiber boot, and people will pay well over $2000 for the latest and greatest.
If you, like me, have lived in an area where you get more than 6 months of winter each year, you may have found yourself looking for something new. You’ve snowboarded. You’ve skied, both Alpine and Cross Country. You’ve tried randonée skiing or telemarking. You alpine snowboarded. You’ve tele-boarded. You’ve mono-skied. You’ve [...]
Pretty much every season I end up staring at amazement at some item Costco has decided to sell, because the prices are just So. Damn. Low. Earlier this year the buzz was around a midweight down jacket with 800 fill down
Some reports are saying that backcountry ski equipment sales are up 65% for the 2012/2013 season over last year, which makes it the fastest-growing segment of the snowsport industry.
Whether it’s a pristine alpine stream or the Hudson River, the water you find from natural sources really should be treated as if it’s not potable. There are definitely natural spring water sources or glacial runoff that are potable, but without a microbiological assay you can never know for sure.
As the Great Cornholio put it, “Heh heh, fire!”. There are plenty of backpackers that hate cooking, and will go to great lengths never to have to heat up a meal. Some adventure racers looking to save weight will bring nothing but energy bars, trailmix, dried fruits, and candy so [...]
Now, not everyone was a Boy Scout or a Girl Scout, but the amount of people that are in their mid-30s and that have been camping for years with almost no knowledge of knots consistently astounds me.
If you’ve owned a water bladder long enough you know how awesome they are for hands-free hydration. I find I drink 3 times as much water when I’m using a bladder rather than a