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Topic: Gear: What's in My Pack

March 22, 2017

Gear upgrades for the 2017 backpacking season

I’ve made quite a few gear upgrades since the end of last year’s backpacking season, including a tent, sleeping quilt, rain jacket, insulated puffy, GPS device, and a camera. Beside replacing broken or lost gear, most of these items were upgraded so I could carry less weight while backpacking.

December 2, 2016

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: 20 items under $25 for Hikers and Backpackers

All of these gift ideas are from my own personal gear kit, items that I use regularly and highly recommend.

October 12, 2016

KATU Afternoon Live segment

I was recently on KATU’s Afternoon Live show to talk about backpacking gear.

September 28, 2016

Backpacking Gear List

This is my typical three-season backpacking gear list.

May 6, 2015

The Ten Essentials

The level of preparation required to be safe on a wilderness hike varies based on location, weather and type of outing, but here are the essential items that all hikers should have while hiking or backpacking.

March 22, 2015

What’s in My Pack: Day Hike

This is what I take on a typical day hike in transitional weather… usually spring and fall.