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Articles about living outdoors, survival, small houses, cottages, hiking, and any other topics related to the great outdoors

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Ultralight shelter in test: The Marmot Nitro 1P

I recently had the opportunity to put to test two of my ultralight shelters: the brand new Marmot Nitro 1P (an ultralight pyramid style /...

A gem on Netflix about the John Muir Trail

Check out this movie about the John Muir Trail called Mile... Mile & A Half, available at least on US Netflix. Stunning cinematography and just beautiful...

My Favorite Trail Recipe: Dehydraded Bacon and Mashed Potatoes

I'm not particularily discerning when it comes to food, be it in the wilderness or at the office. A friend of freeze dried trail foods,...

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