$500 uL Backpacking gear list.  

Let me start by reiterating that backpacking is not longer an expensive hobbie or sport.  Globalization has created a lot of competition among manufacturers, bringing the niche market to an affordable balance.  While you can shave a lot of weight going super ultralight, in some cases, the expense to save a few ounces becomes a […]

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Spring Cleaning

19 days till it’s officially Spring, folks! That means longer daylight hours, hotter temperatures, and prime camping season! As we approach the Spring Equinox, I’d like to share some reminders about cleaning your winter gear, proper storage, and waterproofing items as necessary. Today let’s talk about cleaning your down jackets and sleeping bags. Real down […]

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Affordable 40/50F Sleeping Bags

by Christian Millet We all have to admit about the necessities of compression, quality, reliability and warranty from the big manufacturers and well known cottage companies, so If you are doing a thru hike most likely you will spend big bucks for security and that is completely reasonable; in the other hand, if you are […]

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