Archives for September 2013

What You Should Never Do If You Encounter a Grizzly Bear

A group of hikers along the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park encounter a grizzly bear. No big deal. You encounter grizzly bears often in Glacier National Park. After all, it is prime grizzly bear habitat. However, the video below is a lesson in how you should NEVER react if you bump into a grizzly […]

Esbit Solid Fuel Stoves: Ultra-Portable, UltraLight & UltraAwesome

There are so many best things about camping and hiking that it’s insane to point a finger at just one of them and say: “That’s it!” But when it comes to ultralight, solid fuel backpacking stoves, Esbit has a firm grasp on the ‘best’ title. Not that there aren’t other worthy models, but from what […]

Introduction to Outdoor Retailer's Summer 2013 Show

In early August, I attended Outdoor Retailer’s Summer 2013 show. This was my first time at Outdoor Retailer (or, OR, as people like to call it). And boy, was it overwhelming, exhilarating and exhausting all at once. For those uninitiated with OR, it is basically the leading outdoor industry event in the entire world. Every […]

Introducing the Zipless Wonder of Sierra Designs' Backcountry Bed

Getting a zipper stuck, with its teeth mangled in the material around it, may not be the worst thing about certain sleeping bags, but it’s definitely up there. With Sierra Designs‘ new Backcountry Bed, that won’t even be an issue. Why? Because it has no zipper. Sierra Designs, a leading manufacturer of camping gear, and […]