December 16, 2017

why I carry an integrated stove system

In recent years I use either my Jetboil Minimo or MSR Reactor. There are pros and cons to both. I long ago gave away to a friend my dirty, fussy, problematic MSR Whisperlite International. (My friend is still using it. He loves to tinker.) For me the efficiency, speed, and ease of use make it worth extra weight […]

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Muir Song

… set to a quote by legendary conservationist John Muir, and narrated by infamous mountain climber, Lou Whittaker. Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo. related – Sierra Club –

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best 2 person hiking tent

The most popular tent on the PCT 2017 was the … Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL 2 Weighing a scant 1 lb. 15 oz., the Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL 2 tent maximizes floor space and headroom with steep walls and a vertical door …  

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NEW – The Adventure Podcast

 I’m subscribed. An extension to the excellent Adventure Blog online. Kraig Becker: … The first episode is now available to download through iTunes or can be accessed directly here. … weekly news from the adventure world, discussing major topics of interest, talking about gear, and having interviews with interesting guests. It is co-hosted with my friend David Adlard, […]

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proposed – Escalante Canyons National Park, Utah

Most in the hiking community hate what Donald Trump and his minions have done in Utah– shrinking the Bears Ears National Monument by 85%. But here’s some good news out of Utah. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, plans to introduce legislation to create a new national park in a piece of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. … […]

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inspiration for hiking

60 Inspirational Quotes That Will Make You Want To Go Hiking

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We hate Donald Trump

If you love protected wilderness, oppose Donald Trump and the GOP. The Patagonia and REI websites right now: pic.twitter.com/JW60ZgK9eH — Jimmy Tobias (@JamesCTobias) December 5, 2017 You React to @realDonaldTrump and @SecretaryZinke’s #bearsears shrinkage https://t.co/jZK3qTi5vI pic.twitter.com/IPqAbRDDAy — Wes Siler (@IndefiniteWild) December 4, 2017

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PCT Thru-Hiker Survey (2017)

It’s here. Mac’s annual resource compiled from Pacific Crest Trail hikers. 566 completed surveys (up 48% from last year) 57% Male, 42% Female AVERAGE AGE 34  USA 67.44%, Canada 6.98%, Germany 5.9% Essential reading if you are planning a PCT hike. If not the most interesting statistics are on gear.

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Outeniqua Trail, Garden Route, South Africa

Stingy Nomads did the hut-to-hut Outeniqua: The trail is well-balanced, easy to follow, doesn’t require good fitness level or hiking experience. In fact anybody relatively fit can do this hike just choose your own pace and go. We were pleasantly surprised by the trail conditions and the service level. The trail has signs, distance marks, […]

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LetsWalk can improve your hiking and fitness goals

Guest post by Javier Vega: Here’s an iOS application specially design for tracking walks and hikes. LetsWalk allows you to track your daily steps, count calories and record your hikes. It also has social features so you share your hikes with friends and review other people’s hikes. It is very similar to having a Fitbit […]

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