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 […]

Timex Expedition Watch Received

As one of the 15 Finalists in the Return to the Outdoors Contest we won outdoor gear featuring products from The North Face, Camelbak, Timex and Ahnu footwear. Friday I received the Timex Expedition Adventure Tech Altimeter watch.

It is a heavy watch; in addition to date/time functions it has temperature, barometer and altimeter […]