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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.

November 29, 2016

Cascade Hiker Podcast

I was recently featured on the Cascade Hiker Podcast to talk about my hiking books, the process used to create them, photography, and some of my favorite places to hike.

November 19, 2016

How to Help to Protect Wilderness Areas: 10 Organizations to Consider Supporting

Make a positive difference: support non-profit environmental and trail-related organizations that are doing important work to help protect wilderness areas.

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.

March 25, 2016

Women in Design

I’m honored to be featured in AIGA Portland’s Women in Design interview series.

February 9, 2016

Guest post: Choosing the best hiking footwear

Questions to ask yourself before choosing your hiking footwear