Hate the idea of instant coffee, even when it's a more practical solution? So do I. Two years ago before a backcountry cabin trip, my husband and I decided it was time to own a coffee press.
By Patrick Gensel When camping during the colder months of the year, keeping warm is a big deal. A cold, uncomfortable night can easily send even the most seasoned outdoorsy folks packing for the car. That is why it is important to have a adequately warm sleeping bag for your chosen area, season and
Whether climbing on a chilly winter day in Joshua Tree’s Wonderland of rocks, or gearing up for a month long epic on the John Muir Trail, being able to boil water is pretty important. There are many different canister stoves on the market, and as you may have guessed, they are not all created equal.
In the quest for the lightest pack, many adventurers are stumbling across Baladeo’s 22G knife. As itsname suggests, it weighs only 22 grams. Can a backpacking knife this “ultra light” actually get the job done? A knife of this caliber certainly isn’t going to chop down a tree, and cannot substitute for a survival knife.What
Now that I have a few uses under my feet I can safely say I am ready to talk about the Grivel G14 New-Matic Crampons. When I first started researching a new pair of crampons, there were a couple things I knew I needed them to do: Multi-Purpose: General Mountaineering and Ice Climbing Replaceable frontpoints
For me, good footwear is critical, it takes a lot to make my feet happy. I have had my fair share of foot and ankle injuries, so getting my footwear right is key to a happy experience outdoors. When it comes to footwear for mountaineering and ice climbing there are lots of choices and lots
While some people seem to have the whole “food on the trail” thing down to a science, I’m probably with the majority of people who find food preparation one of the more stressful parts of planning for a backpacking or hiking journey. Getting out the stove, preparing a little meal, and cleaning everything
I step off of my porch, my forefoot contacts the concrete toes first. My heel barely touch the surface before my other foot repeats this process. I feel the texture of the ground as it changes beneath my feet, but I am not worried about injury. I am wearing a second layer of
From backpacking stretches of the Appalachian Trail to multi-day climbing trips in Joshua Tree National Park I have spent some time playing outdoors and have found out what works and what doesn't when it comes to gear. Packing the appropriate items is especially important when spending multiple days in the backcountry. Whether your
Finding the right tent is like finding the right house or apartment, it's important because your going to be spending a lot of time in it. If you have spent anytime backpacking or backcountry camping, you know that having space is important, but weight is equally as important if not more. For the