Who Is Adventure Alan?
Whether you are a beginning or experienced backpacker or hiker, Adventure Alan is about helping you become a better, more efficient & happier backpacker. To this I bring 50 years experience of backpacking all over the world (20 years ultralight backpacking), professional guiding in extreme places like Alaska. And I bring my no-nonsense engineering expertise to evaluating gear and techniques. As such, am happy to bust many backpacking myths with solid facts and many years of field experience.
I have been backpacking over 50 years, Ultralight Backpacking the last 20 years, Professional Guide, and an elite triathlete athlete, etc.
I co-founded Backpacking Light in 2001 and was their Gear Review Editor for years. I have been reviewing and writing about backpacking gear and backpacking techniques for almost 20 years.
I bring no-nonsense engineering expertise to evaluating gear and techniques. As such, am happy to bust many myths with solid facts and many years of field experience.
While trail hiking is great, there is a whole world of off-trail hiking. As such, I am on off-trail adventurer and route establisher who’s been backpacking all over the world. I can give viewers a broad range skills and hard-won experiential knowledge that will far surpass what they will not get trail only hikers.
As an elite triathlete athlete, and national masters kayaking champion, I know about an athlete’s body and how to sensibly train. As such, this site will give you tips and training techniques to bring you trail conditioning up to the next level. This of course, makes backpacking and hiking a lot more fun!
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