Get a Grip!

About 2 weeks ago, I wrote a post on Waterproofing Your Backpack. In that post, I mentioned Rust-Oleum Leak Seal Flexible Rubber Sealant to waterproof the bottom of the pack. In this post, I am going to show you another way I put this miracle stuff to use… Midway through the winter season, I dropped […]

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Winter is officially here! Do you know where your crampons are?

Yes, the season of winter is finally here (well, for us in the northern hemisphere…). And with that comes the time to start getting out that winter gear. Or, if you are anything like me, you’ve already being doing since Summer came along :) Backpacker Magazine recently had an article on their site covering micro-crampons. […]

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Ice Axes for General Backpacking Use: Bent or Straight Shaft?

I don’t often hike or backpack in the winter, but, when I do, I like to have an ice axe with me as a precautionary measure… I like to be prepared, even though I was never a boy scout. Now, Having done a lot of research into Ice Axes – the popular consensus is that […]

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