Settling Down for a Long Winter’s Nap…

This is a checklist for what to do when camping in the winter to ensure you have just as comfortable of a night’s sleep as you would any other time of year out in the sticks… Hot Water About an hour before going to bed, boil up some hot water, and put it in a […]

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Winter Backpacking Trip Part 2 of…?

In my initial post about my winter backpacking trip… I said there would be more posts… here is the next in the series. A short but sweet one. While we’re not quite doing Mt. Washington – they do have a gear list for the trek (their guided trek via EMS): http://www.emsexploration.com/gear-list-mount-washington-observatory/ Having the right gear […]

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Excel-based Backpacking Checklist

Finally, after a few months, I am finally ready to release it into the wild. My Excel-based backpacking checklist. I am a technology geek, so, instead of using something simple like a printed notepad or Microsoft Word document, I wanted to use a tool that can help me automatically calculate weights and whatnot on each […]

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Winter Backpacking Trip Preparation Part 1 of… ?

photo credit: wintercampers.com My friends and I are in the early planning stages for our winter backpacking trip. We’re all (mostly) married with kids, demanding jobs, etc. So, we don’t get out too often, but, beginning to plan a few months ahead gives us something to look forward to. Even if it is only an […]

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