Removable Pulk Sled Poles

I recently began using a new pulk sled, the Pelican Snow Trek 60. The first task was to build some sort of pole system for pulling the pulk sled. This inexpensive system works very well. [...]

Stoves for Winter Camping

Members of have displayed variety of cooking options – using a fire for simple meals, white gas stoves, canister stoves and alcohol stoves. has a great article entitled “How to Choose a Backpacking Stove”. The article addresses factors such as fuel types used, fuel availability, weight and fuel efficiency, speed of cooking, cooking [...]’s Softshell Jacket Buyer’s Guide posted a soft shell jacket buyer’s guide that provides information on the different options a buyer should consider before purchasing a soft shell. Soft shells are great for the edge seasons of winter camping. They can be considered heavy when compared to a down or synthetic jacket if you are just seeking warmth.

Softshell [...]

Homemade Trekking Poles

I recently discovered a nice blog “Gear Talk with Jason Klass” who blogs a running commentary on backpacking gear and DIY gear projects. His most recent post is a nice one describing how to make Carbon fiber trekking poles on the cheap – the components included:

42″ Carbon golf club shafts. $5 each on eBay. [...]

Gearing up for Winter

Craig Hill has a news article in the Tacoma, WA News Tribune today recommending 16 different pieces of gear for winter camping.

REI Mountain 2 tent Voile Telepack Snow Shovel SMC Sno-Tent Anchor Marmot Never Summer Pacific Outdoor Equipment Cruiser Lite Therm-a-Rest Z-lite Gregory Palisade 80 REI Duck’s Back pack cover MSR Denali Classic Snowshoes [...]