Month: August 2014

Arcteryx Gamma MX Hoodie

Gear Review: Arc’teryx Gamma MX Series

As THE leader in outerwear shell, Arc’teryx is responsible for pioneering some of the highest performing jackets on the market. Known primarily for their hard-shell fabrics and extreme durability, they’ve been the driving technological force the industry. This remains consistent for the Arc’teryx Softshell line as well. Whether it is a technical performance piece, or […] Read more…

How To: The Jetboil Cooking System

The other day we took the time to make a quick review and how-to for the Jetboil Cooking Systems. These are fantastic for all type of camping, be it car camping, hiking, paddling, climbing, etc. They come in a number of different styles but all feature quick setup, fast boil times and effective cooking. Founded […] Read more…

Gear Review: Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 CS

Hello, party people! I am here to write a tantalizing gear review of the Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 CS trail shoes. I purchased these bad lads because I wanted something a little bit lighter than my Patagonia hiking boots, but with all the grip and function I needed for hiking the trails in […] Read more…

Being Prepared for Even the Shortest Hike

We all know how important it is to be prepared when taking a backcountry excursion, and many backpackers will have a checklist to go off of to ensure that they don’t forget something important. But what about the shorter hikes? What about a couple hour venture out in the wilderness, shouldn’t we be prepared for […] Read more…