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Mountain Scrambling Guide

Maybe you’ve been on hiking trip and glanced up at a scree slope that leads to a mountain top and thought: “I’d like to climb up there! It looks pretty accessible.” If you’ve never scrambled a peak or do so infrequently, below are some suggestions for your next day out….

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Bears and Food Storage Safety When Camping or Backpacking

If you’re going to be spending time outdoors in bear country, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself and your property or supplies from harm. Bear safety should not be scoffed at or taken lightly, as the consequences are not worth risking. Without fear mongering, backpacker.com…


What is Cuben Fiber and How it’s Used for Ultralight Backpacking Gear

Cuben fiber fabric, now called Dyneema Composite Fabrics, was originally used for sails on the winner of the 1992 America’s Cup held May 9-16 in San Diego, California. Skippered by billionaire Bill Koch, the winning yacht was America3 or America “cubed.” hence the name “Cuben.” The fabric is now officially known…


Hiking Yellowstone and the Backcountry Permit Process

In recent years, Yellowstone National Park has broken annual attendance records and 2016 was no exception with the park receiving 4.2 million visitors. Most of them only experience the grandeur of our nation’s oldest national park through a windshield.  A few visitors take to some of the 900 miles of…


Camping in Mount Rainier National Park

Located 54 miles (87 km) outside of Seattle, WA, Mount Rainier National Park has been in existence for over one hundred years. The breathtaking views, a wealth of hiking trails, and an eventful history all make Mount Rainier National Park a world-renowned destination. The mountain itself towers 14,411 feet (close…


What is Ultralight Backpacking?

Not long ago it was common for a backpacker to carry a 65 liter pack loaded with 50, 60, even 70 pounds of gear. When Chris Lundy, the owner of Sawtooth Mountain Guides in Stanley, Idaho, jokes that what a lot of people think about as “suffering” in hiking and…



Swedish Fire Torch – Buschcraft Stove for Cooking

If you’ve never seen a Swedish fire torch, it’s essentially using a single, split log to make and contain a fire for cooking, heating water, etc. This video by Reggie Johnson is a great demonstration on how to make one, which is a very straight-forward process. Essentially, you just split…


6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Although nowhere near as much of a problem as they are in some other countries, mosquitoes can be a major annoyance in the US during the summer months. They’re especially prevalent in the south-east, where mosquito season can often go on until October if the weather is favorable. If you…