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Topic: Gear

May 18, 2017

Clothing for two-night spring backpacking trip

Clothing for a typical two-night spring backpacking trip in the Pacific Northwest.

May 14, 2017

Backpacking Gear for 2 Night Trip

This is all of my gear for a two night backpacking trip to the Olympic Peninsula rainforest.

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.

March 22, 2017

Review: Survival Hax Camping Cooking Kit

If you are looking for a lightweight and inexpensive cookset for camping or backpacking, the Survival Hax Camping Cooking Kit is worth considering. The full kit weighs less than a pound, and everything nests together for ease in carrying in the included stuff sack.

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.

June 4, 2016

Review: Alps Mountaineering Ultra-Light Air Pad

I tested this sleeping pad on a one-night backpacking trip to Siouxon Creek in May.

February 9, 2016

Guest post: Choosing the best hiking footwear

Questions to ask yourself before choosing your hiking footwear

December 12, 2015

Review: Salomon Ellipse Aero Shoe

Trail running shoes aren’t just for runners.