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POSTS BY YEAR: 2017

June 13, 2017

SheJumps

SheJumps is a non-profit dedicated to increasing participation of women and girls in the outdoors. In this Jumper profile, I talk about what the wilderness has done for me.

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.