Archives for January 2014

REI's Latest Flash Gear is Totally Worth Checking Out!

REI’s Flash products are perfect for quick trips up the mountainside when the last thing you want is heavy gear dragging you down. We own a few: 2 REI Flash Daypacks and an REI Flash Backpacking Backpack. But these were the Flash gear of yesteryear… Now, REI has re-designed their Flash series to meet the […]

Weekend Warrior Wednesday – January 15th

Warriors, unite! It looks to me like this year is starting off perfectly–I see more and more people getting out, taking hikes, going climbing, and camping under the stars. And I think that’s awesome! If becoming a true Weekend Warrior was one of your resolutions for 2014, let these pics and blogs inspire you to […]

The LifeStraw Water Purifier is the Lightest Backpacking Water Filter

LifeStraw is a lightweight, compact, powerfully effective water purifier from a company with a conscious. And while it’s the most lightweight filter for backpackers, LifeStraw knows that clean drinking water isn’t just a necessity for campers and hikers, it’s essential for everyone. Since its creation in 2005, the LifeStraw has become a must-have water purification […]

Kootenay National Park: Wrong Place, Wrong Time

This is a story shared by one of our readers who did not leave his/her name. Thank you for your contribution! On Monday, September 16th 2013, we pulled into the parking lot by the kindersley/sinclair loop trail head. A couple from Montreal asked if they could hike with my buddy and I. We agreed, introduced […]

Best 3 Microfilters for Backpacking & Hiking in the Rocky Mountains

Heading up into the Rockies without a portable water filter is like going for drive without insurance. If you need it and don’t have it on you, you’re in big trouble, compadre. Fortunately, a water filter is something you only have to pay for once. But just like buying car insurance, there are a whole […]