Winter Camping: You Want a Pulk

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

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Falling Into Winter: Backpacking in November, Part I

It started off like most camping trips: talk of gear and schedules, repeated trips to REI, and sugar plums dancing through our heads.  We had 4 guys, gear, and a plan.  Originally, we had picked a section of the Superior Hiking Trail for this trip, but the deer hunting opener was the same weekend as … More Falling Into Winter: Backpacking in November, Part I

Blizzard Camp 2010

Originally, a couple of friends and I had planned to meet up in central Iowa and do some light winter camping.  Unfortunately, the forecast for Saturday night was for the weather to turn very cold, very quickly.  The temperature was to drop to the low single digits and not warm up on Sunday.  I wasn’t … More Blizzard Camp 2010