Guide to Lightweight Down Jackets and Pants for Backpacking

Forget synthetics! Down rocks. A lightweight down jacket is the most weight and cost effective way to stay warm. Lightweight down jackets are less expensive than synthetics,* they weigh less, but most importantly they are so much warmer! It is true that down jackets may be one of the most expensive items in your kit. BUT, if [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Clothing, Recommended Gear, Uncategorized|5 Comments

Quick and Efficient Training for Backpacking

Pre-trip training is the most important thing you can do for trip success and enjoyment of your next backpacking trip. You can do this Quick and Efficient Training for Backpacking in less time than you think—as little as two core hikes per week. My wife and I did the GR20 in Corsica last summer. It’s considered the [...]

By | March 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|6 Comments