If you’ve ever been backpacking, you’ve probably heard people boast that their pack weighs 50 or 60 lbs. Those days are over. With a little knowledge and careful gear selection, it is possible for anyone to reduce their pack weight to a comfortable 20 or 25 lbs, even for a multi-day trip. By carrying less […]
For those interested in learning how to build the G4 backpack. The following video is a great clip that was just recently sent to us about how to build the backpack. This can be a great video for any level hiker, as it can help educate or re-educate any hiker on the steps necessary to […]
For those interested in seeing how the Gorilla backpack rated according to Joe Newton. Trail Ambassador Newton recently created his ‘Tuff Stuff’ post in which he lists his favorite gear of 2010. Included in his favorites is the Gorilla backpack.
Our newest Trail Ambassador recently lighted his load even further by going with a SpinnTwinn tarp instead of his hammock. His motivation was partly to lighten up but also to get his lab Coco in on the action. You see, Coco was feeling left out. Brian has written a most excellent tarp article on his […]
Steve Burgess created an ultralight backpacking video that has some pretty amazing footage. The scenery is of the Elysian fields in Mount Ranier National Park, where Steve and his 15 year old daughter, Cassie, take a three day trip and show some of our gear in use. Check out his video and enjoy!
If you are in Boston, this Tuesday, March 15th, Philip Werner from Section Hiker is going to present on his recent hike across Scotland on the TGO Challenge. If you’ve ever been interested in hiking or mountaineering in Scotland, you should come see this presentation. Philip will describe his route planning process, including Scottish geography and […]
There are many, many uses of the RikSak. That is what struck us the first time we saw Rik Christensen demo this pack. Trail Ambassador Paul Cronshaw took this video of his buddy Rik presenting his pack at the AZDPCTKO Gear Contest. Rik demonstrates the many features of the RikSak, a great uberlightweight daypack that […]
For those interested in learning more about how to make your own footwear. Trail Ambassador Diane Soini recently sent us a very descriptive email about how she designed her own shoe for her hiking trips. It was important to her that she try to make as simple a shoe as possible since it seemed to […]