Let’s face it: it can be tough getting a good night’s sleep in the backcountry. Despite the fact that I generally hike long days, averaging upwards of 20 miles with several thousand feet of vertical climb and descent, even the … Continue reading
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The previous iteration of the Rab Latok Ultra bivi, this eVENT mountaineering shelter purports 4 season comfort as a single wall, ~3 lb. “two person” tent. Er bivi. Bivvy. Bivy? Before UK mountaineering manufacturer Rab introduced the Latok Ultra bivi … Continue reading
How a simple pee bottle eliminated my most bitter winter elimination complaint The following is a simply a Public Service Announcement from me to you, as the lone author of this blog who consistently and happily relieves his bladder in … Continue reading
Will these lightweight, insulated waterproof snow boots live up to the hype? Disclaimer #1: I am an unapologetic, absurdly dedicated Vasque Fanboy. With high arches and narrow feet, as an ultralight backpacker I hike almost exclusively in trail runners, year-round. … Continue reading
I am NOT a patient internet customer. I enjoy quickly receiving things that I order and have even signed up for the free trial of Amazon Prime to sate my desire for internet goods and services! My patience was tried … Continue reading