Panty Liners for Backpackers

One thing you need to understand when winter hiking, you’re not going to smell better after that walk in the woods! Go winter backpacking or long distance trekking and you can expect to ruin some underwear at the very least. The combination of trail chow, less than adequate bathroom facilities and the befouling nature of backpacking […]

Stove Wars

Timur looks at the all backpacking stoves in his backwoods life.      Throughout my lifetime of hiking I’ve had the opportunity to cook my meals on many different heat sources. My favorite method will always be the classic campfire, but the reality of backwoods travel today is low impact camping. There are many other […]

What Is In Timur’s Pack?

This list reflects the load for a 4 day/3 night trip in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in January. Expected temperatures may be down to -30 degrees fahrenheit with moderate snow coverage. Small day hikes from a base camp location. (January 2002) In the pack… Sleeping system ◦down sleeping bag (rated -10 degrees F) […]

Marcus’ Backpack Unpacked

Backpack – 2002 Mountainsmith Frostfire Sleeping system Everest Qualofil sleeping bag (rated -40 degrees F) Therma-Rest sleeping pad (Full length) Therma-Rest sleeping pad (3/4 length) vapor barrier bag REI Cyclops bivvy bag 9×12 nylon tarp plastic ground sheet Cook system MSR Whiserlite stove w/ 1 liter fuel bottle (filled) MSR Cook Pot sierra cup spoon […]

Bruce McAnus’ Pack List

This list reflects the load for a 4 to 7 day trip in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in January. Expected temperatures may be down to -30 degrees fahrenheit with moderate snow coverage. Small day hikes from a base camp location. Backpack – The North Face / Capacity: (I forgot, but it’s real big) […]