Editor April 18, 2009 4

Assessing Your Backpacking Gear

I often get questions about what kind of gear is needed versus what is expendable. The expendable gear for example might be "comforts", i.e magazines, cosmetics, extra utensils. Here is a list of gear that I absolutely feel is essential. Whether y...

ficade April 13, 2009 3

Marmot Aspen 15 Adventurer

One of the pieces of gear I'm always playing with are good quality sleeping bags. There are so many of them and some can get expensive. But for me, it's a matter of what works. Not the money I spend on them. You can caught up in popular trends or b...

Scott and Ariane January 17, 2009 1

Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore was established to preserve and protect wilderness, natural ecosystems, and cultural resources along the dimi...

Staff Writer May 12, 2008 19

Aspen 40 Ultralight by Marmot

When I bought this ultralight sleeping bag from Dicks Sporting Goods, I was a little skeptical about just how rugged or comfortable this bag was going to be. I took this bag into the Arizona Desert r...

Staff Writer March 28, 2008 1

Don’t be Fooled by Warmer Weather

As Spring approaches, keep in mind that just because it's reaching 70+ degrees in Arizona, it's still only reaching 40 in Michigan. Those are the extremes, and we can pretty much tell the difference between the North and the South. However, what ab...