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5 Best Leave No Trace Trowels of 2017

34 minutes agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

Using a Leave No Trace trowel is one of the most responsible things you can do to preserve the backcountry for others to enjoy. While there’s nothing quite as satisfying as having a good bowel movement outdoors in the crisp morning air,...Show More Summary

How to Speed Up Esbit Cube Cooking

22 hours agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

Esbit cubes are solid fuel cubes used for cooking backpacking meals. Weighing just 0.5 ounces (14 g) each, they’re ultralight, you don’t need a container to carry them like an isobutane gas canister or alcohol bottle, and you can even...Show More Summary

Backpacking a Pemigewasset Loop

A Pemigewasset Loop is a 31 mile loop hike in New Hampshire’s White Mountains that follows the ridgeline encircling the Pemigewasset Wilderness. The route climbs 8 four thousand footers with 9000 feet of elevation gain and has long stretches of above-treeline travel. Show More Summary

Good To-Go Chicken Gumbo Dehydrated Backpacking Meal Review

Good To-Go’s latest dehydrated camping meal is a savory New Orleans Style Chicken Gumbo made with okra, chicken, and rice with a mild kick.It’s gluten free and takes just 15 minutes to rehydrate in the bag. The spice comes from smoked paprika powder, ancho chili powder, black pepper, and red pepper flakes, but it’s really …

Elete Electrolyte Drops Review

If you’re tired of drinking sickeningly sweet electrolyte replacement powders or mucking up your hydration pack with flavored electrolyte mixes, you need to try Elete Electrolyte Drops. Made from natural salt water from Utah’s Great Salt Lake, they’re tasteless and odor free. They don’t contain any sugars or flavoring, and have no calories, carbohydrates or artificial …

Backpacking in a Hurricane

I backpacked the northermost section of Vermont’s Long Trail during Hurricane Ike in 2008. I didn’t realize that I was hiking through a hurricane at the time, since that kind of weather is the norm on the Long Trail not the exception.  It was only when I’d finished my section hike, that I learned that …

Therm-a-Rest Slacker Super Snuggler Hammock Underquilt Review

The Therm-a-Rest Slacker Super Snuggler Underquilt (MSRP $129) is a simple-to-use hammock insulation layer that’s more comfortable to use than trying to wrestle with a sleeping pad in a gathered-end hammock. While designed for use with Therm-a-Rest’s Slacker hammock, it can be used with other gathered end hammocks that use carabiners to clip into a suspension …

Bikepacking and Bikefishing the Republic of Indian Stream

“Did you get any bites?”, I asked my fishing and bikepacking buddy Ken. “Yeah, mosquito bites,” he replied. We were bikepacking in northern New Hampshire just a few miles south of the US/Canadian Border in an area called the Republic of Indian Stream. Largely owned by lumber companies, it’s crisscrossed by hundreds of miles of …

Sierra Designs High Side Tent 1P Review

The Sierra Designs High Side Tent (available Feb 1, 2018) is a single person, double walled tent that’s a big step up in comfort from a bivy sack. While it features excellent ventilation and a side vestibule, one of the stand-out features of this tent are its tent poles, which collapse down to 12.5?, making …

Enter for a Chance to Win a FREE Granite Gear Crown2 60L Women’s Backpack

The Women’s Granite Gear Crown2 60L backpack (37 oz) is the lightest weight backpack available today that has a women’s-specific hip belt and shoulder straps as a standard option. That shouldn’t be surprising, since Granite Gear has a history of offering more lightweight women’s-specific multi-day backpacks than any other backpack maker. The Women’s Crown2 has …

Slingfin 2Lite Tent Review

The Slingfin 2Lite is a lightweight double-walled two person tent that has excellent interior room and is easy to set up. Weighing 2 pounds 10 ounces (minus tent stakes) it has two doors enabling easy entry and exit, with large side vestibules for gear storage. An exoskeleton-style pole system helps maximize the amount of ventilation …

Backpacking an Owl’s Head Loop

Owl’s Head Mountain is one of the most remote 4000 footers in the White Mountains, deep in the heart of the Pemigewasset Wilderness. Feeling in need of a long hike, I decided to climb it but to take a roundabout route to get there, looping around the peak’s north end in order to hike the …

5 Best Leave No Trace Trowels of 2017

Packing a top-notch Leave No Trace trowel is one of the most responsible things you can do to preserve the backcountry for others to enjoy. While there’s nothing quite as satisfying as having a good bowel movement outdoors in the crisp morning air, surrounded by white-capped mountains and wild flowers, it’s important to leave no …

Hiking in the Faroe Islands by Justin LaFrance and Katie Smith

Located in the North Atlantic about halfway between Norway and Iceland, the Faroe Islands are like towering abraded emeralds jutting out of the sea. It may seem unexpected to compare a travel destination to a precious gem, but for the Faroe Islands it is fitting.

Salsa EXP Anything Cradle Review

The Salsa EXP Anything Cradle is a handlebar rack the keeps your gear away from your bars and cables so you don’t have to worry about crowding or kinking. It’s also compatible with drop bars and Shimano STI levers as long as you limit the length of the dry bag you strap to the cradle …

How to Change a Flat Tire with a Leave No Trace Trowel

Have you ever tried to use the cheap jack that comes with your car to change a flat tire? If it won’t raise you car high enough to get your tire off, try digging a hole under it with your LNT trowel. We were 3 miles from the US/Canada border on a backcountry gravel road …

Diamondback Haanjo Trail Gravel Bike Review

The Diamondback Haanjo Trail  is a 22-speed aluminum bike designed for riding on unpaved gravel and packed dirt roads. It’s a cross between a road bike and a mountain bike with low pressure knobby tires for traction, hydraulic brakes, and drop handlebars. I got the Haanjo Trail for bikepacking in the backcountry areas of Northern …

Katadyn BeFree Gravity Water Filter System – 3 Liter Review

The Katadyn BeFree Water Filter is now available with three different soft bottles capacities: 0.6L (20 oz.), 1.0L (33.8 oz.), and the latest, a 3.0L (101 oz.) bottle. I think the 3.0L size is perfect for backpacking because it can be used to haul additional water for camping or to get through an area where …

Elete Electrolyte Drops Review

If you’re tired of drinking sickingly sweet electrolyte replacement powders or mucking up your hydration pack with flavored electrolyte mixes, you need to try Elete Electrolyte Drops. Made from natural salt water from Utah’s Great Salt Lake, they’re tasteless and odor free. They don’t contain any sugars or flavoring, and have no calories, carbohydrates or artificial …

Bikepacking the Bog Dam Loop

A moose trotted through my camp while I was eating dinner. Startled the hell out of me and him. I’d heard some commotion on the river below the embankment where I’d hung my hammock, but ignored it while I sat there cooking dinner. The moose popped out of the forest and ran about 20 feet …

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