Marmot Wind River Negative 10-Degree Sleeping Bag Review

The Marmot Wind River sleeping bag is super warm! I'm 6'2" and went with the regular size and it fits me fine. Wind River zips down on both sides, so it can be used like a blanket when it's not super cold. Also, the foot box can unzipped when it's not super cold, to provide

The Effects of Elevation While Backpacking

Elevation should always be taken into account while backpacking. Elevation effects different people in different ways. Some people lose their voice. Some people become dizzy. Tolerance to alcohol is often reduced at elevation. Temperature typically drops approximately five degrees for everyone thousand feet gained. It may be dry at base camp but it may be

Bear Country – The Only Things Allowed in My Tent

Backpacking in bear country can be dangerous if certain safety protocols are not firmly adhered to. Black bears are typically less aggressive than grizzly bears but if they smell food, they will likely try to find it. For that reason, always use backcountry bear pulley systems to suspend all of your scented items (chewing gum,

Testing Crampons on Ice

Crampons are a must for hiking on ice or slick snow. These crampons are high-quality and it's simple to slide one's hiking shoe or hiking boot into the crampons. They come in a variety of different sizes, so be sure to order accordingly. I've encounter zero issues with them coming off while hiking and the

How to Pack a Backpack for Backpacking

This is how to pack a backpack for backpacking. I've backpacked hundreds of miles and have slept many nights in the Smoky Mountains. Many of those trips included snow and ice. Being prepared for backpacking is a must because there is no turning back! This is how I pack my backpack to better ensure that

How to Use a Bellows While Backpacking

A bellows is a must-have piece of gear while backpacking. This bellows collapses and weighs next to nothing in a backpack. Blowing into a bellows makes the air more focused. When blowing on a piece of burning wood, it more quickly causes the wood to flame up. A bellows is particularly valuable when wood is

Two Ways to Cross a Stream While Backpacking

These are two ways to cross a stream while backpacking. During cold weather, it's especially important to avoid getting wet. Even during seemingly-warm weather, temperature at night can drop and hypothermia can set in. How do you prefer to cross a stream while backpacking? #Backpacking #Backcountry #Wilderness

Sipsey Wilderness During Spring

Sipsey Wilderness is an amazing backpacking destination! There is an abundance of waterfalls, stream crossings, caves, rock overhangs and challenging terrain! There are plenty of established backcountry campsites that can be found but some of the best ones can be found a short distance from the hiking trails. Sipsey Wilderness in Bankhead National Forest will

Bear Country – How to Lessen Food Odors

Hiking is bear country is fun but can be dangerous, if the appropriate precautions aren't proactively taken. Something as simple as eating a meat stick and then carrying the wrapper in a backpack could attract a hungry bear. For that reason, I store all meat stick and other snap wrappers inside of a water bottle

Mountain Hardwear CAMP4 Duffel 65 Demonstration

The Mountain Hardwear CAMP4 Duffel comes in a variety of different sizes. This is the 65 but I have the larger one too. I love these duffels because they fold into a disc-shaped stuff pouch while not in use. I use them to transport all of my outdoor clothing to basecamp. The build quality is

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