Not quite two years ago Gossamer Gear sent me several daypack prototypes for use and feedback. The largest was a copy of what became the Quiksak, which I really liked. It was big but not too big, light but not too light, had great shoulder straps, and was just the right shape to hold quite […]
The 2016 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open will start Saturday May 30th at 0800 mountain time, at the Bean Lake campground near the Dearborn River, southwest of Augusta. Finish will be the Cedar Creek campground on the Swan River roughly equidistant between the towns of Condon and Swan Lake. Course area will be any public lands […]
When it’s cold outside, insulation is important. And it can be cold outside at just about any time. My new article over at Rokslide detailing the strengths and weaknesses of the various types of synthetic fills might help you keep warm.
A couple years ago I spent a few nights, alone, at the Baring Creek cabin along St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park. A few days ago it burnt down in the Reynolds Creek fire. The press copy about “the historic” cabin is somewhat misleading. Yes it was built in the 1930s, possibly by CCC […]
“Go for a short walk, and you’ll know if your gear fits. You might notice the stretch, the lightness, the breathability, the warmth. But you won’t really know if it can keep you alive.” -Sitka blog Fire during the 2011 Wilderness Classic, still the coldest I’ve ever been. Photo by Paige Brady. The article/post linked […]
First of all, my article on baselayer technology and the excellent Rab Meco 120 and Kuiu Ultra Merino 125 shirts was recently published over at Rokslide. It is free to all, and I reckon most of you will find it interesting. Second, the most recent stage of the fight (which is the right word) to […]
Ingredients: 9 jalapenos 4 small onions 1 head garlic 2 cans stewed tomatoes with garlic 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar salt olive oil Slice jalapenos into ~1cm pieces, roughly dice onions, peel and halve garlic cloves. (If you’re averse to spice, de-seed the peppers entirely or in part.) Place in skillet or pan, drizzle with […]