Archives for January 2015

Sleeping Outdoors: Sleeping Bags or Quilts?

Getting a comfortable, restful night’s sleep while you’re out in the backcountry is absolutely essential to keep you charging hard during an extended backpacking trip. Accordingly, the equipment you choose to use while sleeping outdoors can be critical. While there are a lot of factors to consider when choosing sleeping materials, many backpackers come back […]

Best Fleece Jackets for 2015

Fleece is one of the most versatile materials you can have in a jacket when you’re out in the backcountry. It’s not too thick and cumbersome, but it can keep you warm very easily when the temperatures begin to dip. There are multitudes of fleece jackets on the market, but we’ve picked some of our favorite […]

The Threat Glacier National Park Faces from Global Warming

Glacier National Park is perhaps one of the best places in America to witness the impact that global warming is having on the delicate ecosystems of the world. Once lined with over 150 glaciers, the park only features about 25 glaciers today, and fears abound that even that number may be rapidly declining. Even more […]

A Sneak Peek at Upcoming Outdoor Gear in 2015

Upcoming Outdoor Gear for 2015 The Outdoor Retailer Trade Show, a biannual event that takes place in Salt Lake City, Utah, got underway this week, showcasing many of the exciting new outdoors products we can look forward to in 2015 and beyond. Thousands of companies gathered in Salt Lake City over the past few days to debut their […]

The Suunto Ambit3 Peak: A Perfect Backcountry Watch

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Watch Suunto has long been one of the premier “smart watch” producers, making GPS-enabled, wearable technology before the term “smart watch” was even in existence. These days, smart watches are very much a thing, and Suunto is still at the top of their game. The company’s latest model, the Ambit3 Peak, proves […]

Don’t Miss the World Parks Congress Presentation on Wednesday!

On Wednesday, January 21st, from 12pm – 1pm,  the World Parks Congress is holding a free brown bag luncheon at the community building in West Glacier that will be open to the public, presented by the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center. This luncheon will be highlighted by Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow […]

The 5 Best Ultralight Backpacks for 2015

The Best Ultralight Backpacks While we’ve covered some of our favorite ultralight backpacks before, as technology changes, so do our favorites. The following backpacks are the best of the best for 2015, and you should compare all of these options if you’re looking to purchase a new pack for the new year. If you’re going to […]

CamelBak Chute: The Perfect Outdoor Water Bottle

The CamelBak Chute When you’re trekking around in the great outdoors, one thing you can absolutely never be without is an ample amount of water. Hikes and backpacking trips can be much more arduous than anticipated, and if you ever get lost or injured, it becomes even more critical. Accordingly,  it’s necessary to have an […]

Glacier National Park Receives 21 Historic Paintings

Glacier National Park recently acquired 21 historic, original paintings thanks to a donation from Glacier Park, Inc. The paintings, which are all believed to have been created between 1909-1915, have been on display at Lake McDonald Lodge, Many Glacier Hotel, Rising Sun Motor Inn and the Two Medicine Campstore in the park. The paintings were originally commissioned […]

5 Best Energy Bars to Keep You Going this Winter

The Best Energy Bars On any backpacking or hiking trip, lightweight, efficient fuel is going to be key. Energy bars are usually the perfect solution to pack a quick boost of energy in a small package. However, it essential that you pick the RIGHT energy bars for your outdoors excursions instead of just ANY energy […]