With more than 30 years experience, Lorpen has dedicated themselves to making technically advanced socks with an emphasis on moisture and heat management. I’ve tested three different socks from them, and these are my thoughts. … More Lorpen Makes Some Excellent Socks. My Review.
The Catalyst 65 from Kelty brings forth a simple innovation that produces impressive results. At the base of the design is the Perfect-FIT system, an instantly adjustable torso length that provides nearly 16″ of expansion. This simple system combined with solid design results in a supremely comfortable backpack for a surprisingly low price. The Catalyst 65 … More Kelty Catalyst 65 Backpack Review
The Coburn boots from Ahnu are lightweight hiking and backpacking boots, complete with waterproof eVent fabrics and a tough full-grain leather body. I’ve been putting these boots through every test I can find, and this is what I found. The boots are built with a light weight, almost minimalist approach. The boots itself is mostly full-grain … More Ahnu Coburn Boots Review
Winter hiking and backpacking brings forth many new challenges, and those challenges often extend to your equipment. When dealing with thick, viscous snow pack, you’ll often need something a bit burlier and more supportive to get you through. The Flight 3 poles are designed just for this situation. The Poles are built from a high … More MSR Flight 3 Winter Trekking Poles Review
Everyone should know how to navigate with a map and compass, but surprisingly few can. Here is how you do the basics. Parts of the Compass 1. The numbered Ring, that’s the “azimuth ring”. These numbers give you a numerical angle of direction, or “bearing”. A 90 degree bearing means you will be heading to … More Map and Compass Navigation (The basics)
It’s not as easy as you think, especially when you’re on a long trip and a water source you were relying on turns up dry. Don’t panic, with a little thought and consideration you can still make it out without having to drink your own pee. Bring the right amount of water: So often people … More Staying hydrated