Gear Review: Goal Zero Lighthouse 250 Lantern

Gear Review: Goal Zero Lighthouse 250 Lantern

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When I first started backpacking, back in the dark ages, there were not many choices for lights. You had heavy headlamps, that slid down into your glasses, lanterns that weighed a ton or flashlights that burned through batteries. I have felt for a long time that what really changed everything was LED bulbs finally being […]

Gear Review: Smartphone Backup Power

Gear Review: Smartphone Backup Power

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For me, technology has been something I have embraced, especially if it is easy to use and makes my life more enjoyable. When I think about hiking and backpacking even 10 years ago, what pops up in my mind is how many things I used to carry on trips, even when going light. Camera, GPS, […]

Campsite Basics?

Not sure if I agree with all of it, but hey, might as well be comfy A funny take on camping by REI. Click on the picture for the whole thing:

Choosing a 3-Season Sleeping Bag

A quality sleeping bag is everything. Trust me on that. I tried cheap. I tried 45 bags in 20 degree weather. I hated every night I slept out. I was always cold. Then one day I coughed up the $$ for my first down bag. It was heaven. It was worth the cost. Lesson? Don’t […]