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 […]
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 […]
De feet can defeat de feat! I’d been having minor issues with foot pain recently. So after speaking with my doc about this, he suggested replacing the insoles in my boots with a more padded one. Feet can be weird. Something that’s being affected in one part of your foot can manifest as pain somewhere completely different. When you think about it, no matter how much weight you shave from […]