If you like my website and you're interested in having me help you with yours I can be reached at sean@mittencamper.com

My name is Sean and I am based in Michigan. This site is a document of my adventures. During my backpacking season you'll find trip reports and some gear reviews. In the winter months you'll find more frequent gear reviews and updates on any new gear purchased.

Being active outdoors is something I've enjoyed for most of my life. Over the last 15 years I have enjoyed mountain biking, bicycle touring, road cycling, hiking, and running. My love of the outdoors was fostered as a kid with time spent at my family cottage near Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada.

In 2004 I landed a job working on the website of a local outfitter and continued working at outfitters in the U.S. and in Canada for the following 7 years. Through this experience I learned a lot about the gear and industry and developed an understanding about the culture that surrounds it. During this time I also caught the backpacking and camping bug. Despite not being able to get out much in the years following I never lost the interest and passion. Now, with more time to spare, I am getting out many times per season. This is my way of remembering those times and sharing the experiences with you.