Winter Layering System: Upper Body

The winter season just offers a wealth of topics that are season specific to write about! In today’s post, I’ll be discussing the first of a two-part series on my winter layering system. Most of this gear has been tested, but there are some new entries. Layering is an extremely important part of outdoor activities, […]

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Carrying Water in Winter

Something folks don’t often think of in the winter time, as they transition from 3-season hiking to 4-season hiking, is water. The rest of the year you don’t need to worry much about your water. Toss it in a Nalgene, or in a hydration bladder, and be on your way. When winter comes around, and […]

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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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Options for Sleeping Bag Liners

Photo courtesy of Backpacking Light Sleeping bag liners… if you don’t know what they are, then you are missing out. Sleeping bag liners are inserted into your normal sleeping bag, to add warmth, and help drop the rating by a few or more degrees, effectively getting your 25 degree sleeping bag down to 15 degrees. […]

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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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