This evening, myself and fellow thru-hiker MeHap did a thru hiking Q&A on youtube live. Though the stream is over, you can still watch a recording of the stream here: https://youtu.be/TOX1y_GbUdU Huge thanks to all those that stopped in, and if you missed it, fret not! There will be more live streams soon. Continue reading “Thru Hiker Q&A – BackcountryBanter Live”
Want to boost your cooking efficiency in the backcountry? Save weight on fuel? Enjoy hot meals and drinks that stay hot longer? Protect and store your stove/pot in style? Build a pot cozy! I’ll even make it easy for you… all you have to do is purchase this kit from me and follow along with the video below. Continue reading “How To Make A Pot Cozy – DIYclub”
Once again, I’ve made a guest post over on Massdrop.com. This time I’m focusing on how to properly size and eventually buy a quilt for backpacking. One of the biggest questions I get now (especially after releasing this video on why you should switch to a quilt) is, “What size/type/brand/features should I look for in a quilt?” Well, hopefully this article will help to guide any of you that are struggling with buying a backpacking quilt and what to look for. I’m sure that I’ll eventually make this article into a video, but for now you can find it here on massdrop.com: https://www.massdrop.com/talk/1091/how-to-size-buy-a-backpacking-quilt
Recently I posted a guest-article on Massdrop.com’s ultralight talk forum. It focuses on using umbrellas and rain skirts on trail and the plethora of benefits that this system offers. Check out this link for the article and more details: https://www.massdrop.com/talk/965/on-umbrellas-and-rain-skirts-and-why-you-should-try-hiking-with-them
Long story short though… You should give hiking with an umbrella and rain skirt a try, it’s the bees knees!
Having decent audio in my videos has always been a goal of mine, and up until now it has been lacking. Being able to hear the true sounds of the natural places I adventure, the steady din of hiking shoes crossing a trail, or even of the needle on the sewing machine as it carefully places each stitch will hopefully add whole new layer of depth and enjoyment to my videos. Continue reading “Can you hear that? – Better audio equipment is here, thanks to my Patrons!”
This past Memorial Day marked a new chapter for me in my continual exploration of nature. Thanks to some great friends, I was introduced to the world of Canyoneering and am happy to report that I’m hooked. Delving downwards through ever deepening, winding canyons, while getting to see the sheer power that water can have over time is like opening up a door to a whole new part of the natural world. Flowing red curves of canyon and steep drops where water once fell coexist with the beautiful desert flora I’ve come to love in my past hikes. Essentially, canyoneering is like combining hiking with rappelling (and maybe a little climbing should be thrown in there too.) Let’s explore: Granary Canyon. Continue reading “Full Granary Canyon – Moab, Utah – Canyoneering Trip Video”
The beautiful Winds have given way to a desert! Watch as I cross the windy plains and enter the first mountains of Colorado. Continue reading “CDT Video 14: crossing the Great Divide Basin into Colorado”
Watch as I enter the epically beautiful Wind River Range on the CDT. Rocks and steep climbs are par for the course for this range, and the challenging Knapsack Col provides a humbling climb up to 12,000. Continue reading “CDT Video 12: The beautiful and challenging Wind River Range”
Explore the thermal wonders of Yellowstone National Park with me as I wander down the CDT. Geysers, steam, and dramatic colors made this one of the most unique sections of trail yet. Plus, a surprise snow storm adds a little spice to the trip.
Trek along the actual continental divide on the Idaho/Montana border. Steep ridges and tiring rollercoaster climbs mixed with consistent rain made this a tough section of the CDT.
Follow along with me on one of the most remote (and beautiful) sections of the CDT. From river crossings to ridge walking, this section had it all. Including some mighty big bear prints. Continue reading “CDT Thru Hike Part 7: Unrivaled solitude in the Bob Marshall wilderness”