Torres del Paine W Trek and Circuit Trek – Quick and Easy Guide to Essential Trip Planning

We believe this is the best guide to the Torres del Paine W Trek and Circuit Treks, in-print or online. This guide was inspired by Alison and I finding a scarcity of accurate and up-to-date information on how to plan for hiking Torres del Paine. In fact mainstream, supposedly reputable materials about the trek were missing essential information, out-of-date, or plain wrong. Here is the the information you need to plan a great W Trek or Circuit Trek in Torres Del Paine

By | 2018-01-17T23:45:43+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Backpacks, Gear List, Trip Guides|266 Comments

Quick ways to reduce backpack weight

Want to shed backpack weight with the minimum of effort? The following are quick ways to reduce backpack weight. A few may surprise you...

Recommended Lightweight Backpacks

Do-it-all Packs: These are your first choice if you want one light pack to work for all your trips. These packs will carry gear and food for trips up to 7 days or more—yet at around 2 pounds they are not too heavy to use for a long weekend on the Appalachian Trail.

By | 2017-11-21T23:10:32+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Backpacks, Beginners, Recommended Gear|34 Comments

The Big Three – Recommended Backpacking Gear

To save as much as 10 to 12 pounds with with the minimum of effort, look at The Big Three. 1) Backpack, 2) Tent/Shelter, and 3) Sleeping bag (or quilt). The lighter versions of these are just as functional as their heavier counterparts.