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We love when gear innovations make previously unconsidered adventures possible. Witness the new trend in packrafting, which let’s you cross massive rivers that were formerly barriers, allowing you to cover big distances in remote wilderness with surprising ease. Simply put, where there is water, there is a way using these inflatable boats. Fishing in aContinue reading

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The first time people hear of backpacking, they typically ask why. Not the travel-type backpacking, mind you. Nothing against train-hopping, hostels, and hangovers. We’re talking about walking the path somewhat less traveled, far from the car-camping hordes and deep into the backcountry. And while we love it, we also understand the reason the concept isContinue reading

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Picking a backpack can become quite a daunting task given the variety of options on the market today. But before you fret, let us help out with your selection process by honing in on a few key elements. Start here, and let your own personal preference and usage help narrow down the universe. Volume Pack size isContinue reading

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As July leads into August, the heat and humidity become a constant nemesis. A trial to endure. If you’re fortunate you can escape by fleeing to the closest closed air-conditioned environment: work, movie theater, idling car (PRO TIP: don’t do that). But you don’t have to let the summer sun rule the scene. Here a fewContinue reading

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We’ll give credit where it’s due: just-add-hot-water meals have infinitely improved since the sad days of Ramen and college dorms. But that shouldn’t mean you only eat ready-made dishes on multi-day backpacking or paddling trips. In fact, your first night should be dedicated to true decadence. Think steak with Argentine chimichurri sauce, cooked peppers, cheese, andContinue reading

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