All in Video
In this video I compare the Sawyer Squeeze, Katadyn Befree, and Aquamira methords of purifying water while backpacking.
In this video I go over the specs on my Enlightened Equipment 20°F down backpacking quilt, show how to set it up with the pad straps, and give some thoughts on the temperature rating and how it stacks up to the current competition 2 years after I bought it.
After 6 months of experience with this stove I feel comfortable enough with putting out a review.
Some friends and I put together a series of videos showing what we're carrying in our ditty bags while backpacking. Basically everything that could get lost in the expanse of a large backpack, so it's kept in a small little bag.
Here is my favorite backpacking breakfast shake AKA Mittenshake™
Saw beautiful weather coming so I headed out for a quick overnighter on SE Michigan's only backpacking trail.11.5 miles out and back. Daytime temps around 70F, night time dipped to 36F and in the open fields some frost formed.
Spent the weekend in Manistee National Forest with a couple new friends. The idea was to enjoy the last beautiful weekend of the summer carrying as little as possible.
Took out my new Mountain Laurel Designs Prophet backpack and wanted to talk about it and give my first impressions of what it is like hiking with it.
When we arrived at the trailhead for this trip I made the last minute decision to film this trip rather than write about it. At 13 days I don't think I could do the experience justice with words. The landscapes and terrain need to be seen as they are. Enjoy!