Go Bag Gear List

In conjunction with my Go Bag Video, here is a list to help you plan what packs to use and gear to bring as you create your EDC / Emergency bag system. Note that this is a additive modular system. It is assumed that items from the one bag will be added to items in … Continue reading Go Bag Gear List

My Backpacks (1995-2021)

To All the Packs I've Loved Before… OK, I must admit to owning a large number of backpacks over the years. But I have VERY good excuses for . . . nearly . . . all of them. Some were necessary for the greater good. Some (most, actually) were packs I only bought to try … Continue reading My Backpacks (1995-2021)

Hiking / Backpacking Checklist

Planning for a short day hike or an overnight backpacking trip can be daunting and even seasoned packers can make mistakes. That's why most have developed a checklist to make sure they do it right. Gear apps like Lighterpack and GearGrams have checklists for this very reason. Here's my checklist to help get you started … Continue reading Hiking / Backpacking Checklist

Foxelli Trekking Poles Review and “Channelversary” Giveaway!

I have been a fan of Foxelli trekking poles for some time now. They are inexpensive, well-built, and have all the wish list features I look for (cork main grips, foam secondary grips, aluminum/carbon bodies, quick-lock bindings, and a full set of accessories). Plus Foxelli is just a cool company with actual humans on site … Continue reading Foxelli Trekking Poles Review and “Channelversary” Giveaway!