Around the third week of January, my snowshoes broke. They’ve finally gotten back to me, and they’re doing all the right things.
Metal breaks if stressed long and hard enough. But on a day with clean, cold, and crisp air, does it matter?
Hydrating in winter is as important as in summer. In this gear review, I look at vacuum flasks that will keep your beverage of choice nice and warm for when you need it.
Gear reviewed are some titanium cutlery from the major manufacturers.
ULA in Logan, Utah makes a fine lightweight backpacking pack. I review my ULA Circuit, which I really like a lot.
It’s the little things in life. In this case, having a well made pack to keep essentials close at hand while hiking. Thrupack makes a good one.
What keeps the weather at bay? A good shell layer, that’s what! In this gear review, let’s look at Outdoor Research Furio pants.
Warm hands on a cold day make all the difference in the world. I review two different mittens from Outdoor Research.
Gear is an intensely personal decision, but that doesn’t mean outside opinions aren’t useful.
OK, so it’s not “new” per se. I’ve had it for several months now — at least since Owl’s Head… To say it’s been doing yeoman’s duty is an understatement. To say it’s not said “boo” to me in all these miles is similar. Packs are highly personal pieces of gear. Let’s get that out of the way. That being said, while humans come in different shapes and sizes, everyone […]
The AMC is discontinuing the WMG Online site as of the end of September. Currently, they’re no longer accepting new subscriptions. If you have saved routes, they’ll continue to be accessible until the end of September, but expect them to be gone after that. Similarly, if you were thinking about a trip, time to start drawing up and exporting maps. Current subscribers will get prorated refunds as appropriate. Right now, […]
Last week, coming back from Zealand Falls hut, I was noticing that with every step, I was feeling an odd twinge in my knees. It wasn’t a pain, per se, but the fact that I’d been wearing a four pound pair of hiking boots all day was becoming acutely apparent. I’d read a paper describing research the British Ministry of Defence did back in the mid-80s, where they found that […]