A pulk is an adapted sled that you pull behind you to haul your gear. It allows you to haul more gear with less effort, taking the weight off your body and legs. During the winter it becomes a huge asset. The document below is available here and does a great job of summarizing build options and … More Winter Camping: You Want a Pulk
Some ideas nag in your head more than others; an incomplete journey is certainly one of those ideas. A few weeks after our failed attempt to hike around Snowbank Lake in the BWCAW (Part 1, Part2) we became hungry for a rematch against the trail. Winter came and went, and spring gave way to summer. Almost without provocation, … More Snowbank Lake Trail: Resolution
Previously I posted about Little Red Wagon Coffee Roasters Geo coffee packets. I was excited to try another option for coffee on the trail. The thought of high quality coffee while backpacking had my mouth watering. There’s nothing like rolling out of your tent on a cool morning for some vestibule side coffee. Well, the Geo packets … More Trail Coffee: Little Red Wagon Geo, Revisited
It’s new tent time! Who doesn’t love new gear? It just makes you want to jump in the car and drive 4 to 6 hours north and bound through the woods. Today’s excitement is brought to you by the clever folks at Nemo. I have been using an REI Quarterdome T2 Plus for a couple years, … More Nemo Veda 2p Backpacking Tent Review
A buddy noticed an article on Backpacking Light Geo Coffee Review* reviewing a trail friendly coffee product, the Little Red Wagon Coffee Roasters’ Geo. I ordered a 12-pack of the neat little packets in the Panama – Camiseta Estate offering. I decided to test out the coffee in my office. The process was simple: hook the paper … More Coffee on the Trail: Little Red Wagon Geo Review
Last fall, a couple buddies and I hiked the Border Route Trail, an amazing 65 mile wilderness hike along the Minnesota – Canada border. One of my cohort created a couple of videos documenting our trip. It’s a bit delayed, but look out for a write-up in the future.
I’ll admit that I’m pretty much a coffee addict. I love a couple cups in the morning, and on cold mornings it practically transcendent. My go-to coffee solution has been Starbucks Via packets. While I’d prefer a french press, I don’t want to deal with that on the trail. Via packets taste (not great, but) … More Coffee on the Trail
I love preparing for backpacking trips. Making lists, assembling gear, thinking about new gear… Watching Youtube videos has become a standard part of that preparation. Shug’s videos are a favorite in our crew. Getting ready for our Sioux Hustler Trail trip in a month, Shug’s hike of that trail was a must watch. And any … More Preparing is Half the Fun