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After more than 30 years in the outdoor writing business, you would think I'd know better.
Tag Archives: Backpacking
Last year was a bad year in terms of human/bear interactions at national parks. There are some who are suggesting that changes in climate may be contributing to the increase in attacks, having impacted the availability of natural foods. Whether … Continue reading
A 50-liter capacity seems awful small for a week on the trail, but there’s a lot to be said for a lightweight pack. The new Mountainsmith Haze weighs just 1.9 pounds, according to a post at Gearjunkie. If you are looking … Continue reading
I have to confess I have looked longingly at the Jetboil stove system for a long time. I own an assortment of backpacking stoves that go back easily 30 years. Every one of them works well and each has its … Continue reading
Over the years I’ve given hammocks some thought, even contemplated switching to one or another of the hammock shelters for lightweight backpacking. Now perhaps there is one worth testing. Jim Bradley, author of huskyhiker.com website, reviews this one on Section … Continue reading
Hiker’s generally agree that next to scenery, good companions and maybe a small flask for a nip at night, nothing makes a hike or backpacking more pleasurable than carrying fewer pounds. And pack manufacturer’s have been responding with new, lighter … Continue reading