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Learning packrafting: the essential skills

In part 1, I gave an introduction about the types of gear that are related to packrafting and what you should have to get...

The 9+ wonderful, fun and occasionally odd reasons to packraft

Why packrafting, why not X, Y or Z? "Packraft...but why?" It's a legitimate question that gets asked quite often when packrafting comes up with people new to...

Outdoors Camera Shootout: 10 excellent cameras to consider as your hiking companion

I've been invested in the Micro Four Thirds system for a number of years now. I have a old and trusted Olympus OM-D E-M5...

Getting started on Packrafting – The Ultimate Guide to Packrafting Gear

A packraft as defined by Wikipedia is a small, portable inflatable boat designed for use in all bodies of water, including technical whitewater and ocean bays and...

7 reasons you shouldn’t buy a Kindle

I buy way too many gadgets. Far too many of my acquisitions end up unsed in the drawer. Not so with the e-reader Kobo...

Taking the Klymit Litewater Dinghy for a Class I ride

During a packrafting course I took recently, I  had the change to put my ultralight packraft, the Klymit Lite Water Dinghy through a test...

7 Reasons to Go Ultralight for Your Next Hike

There are two very dominant trends in outdoors and hiking today: the ultralight and the bushcraft movement. Ultralighters are willing to sacrifice durability and features...

Review: Bergans Nordkapp Jr 18l children’s backpack

I recently made a short (one night) hiking trip with my daughter to the Repovesi National Park. I ended up having the ACT Lite 50+10...
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Klymit LiteWater Dinghy Test Drive

My most recent outdoors gear acquisition is the Klymit LiteWater Dinghy ultralight packraft. Packrafts are rafts that are small enough to fit into your...

Planning nutrition for a ski expedition

There are probably as many ways to plan for the food to be brought along a ski expedition as there are skiers. As a certified geek,...

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