When you’re out having a good time, you’ll need to eat many calories. Many hikers make this mistake when packing. I often forget to pack enough fat on the trail and end up regretting it. There’s just so much trail mix one can consume in a single day. I’ve recently started delivering high-octane cookies to the peaks in Juneau, Alaska, where I live and work. Baking is not an option for someone who lives in an automobile. As a result, no-…
Weather Basics For Adventure Planing
Always check the weather forecast before going out so you know what to pack and what to expect. The following are the relevant metrics for most outdoor activities:
The amount of cloud cover
Four Must-haves for Wilderness Survival
Wilderness survival is no easy feat. But, having these things will make it more manageable:
Shelter protects you from the elements, insects, other nasties, and the cold and heat. It can also serve as camouflage (a negative if you …
Travel BlogsHiking & Backpacking in California Winters: From Cold Weather Gear to Trail Safety Skills
Are you thinking of backing in California during the winter season? In that case, here are some of the important things that you need to know about what footwear to wear and the cold weather.
Snowshoes vs. Crampons vs. Microspikes: Which One Should You Wear?
Microspikes work well on flat hiking trails with packed snow or ice. When your boot treads quite gripping well, they provide that extra bit of traction. Here’s an example of a car analogy: regular boots have a more aggressive tread than winter snow tires, but you put on tire chains to …