November 26, 2017

A good sleeping bag will only get you so far. In addition to a bag, I share tips and methods I use for sleeping warm and comfortably during winter backpacking trips in the video above.

February 16, 2017

When it comes to shelters there seem to be an unlimited number of options out there, yet the tasks they are designed to handle are the same. To protect the backpacker from elements such as: wind, water and precipitation. They can also be a safe haven from the bugs. In...

January 26, 2017

This is the first of a two part series on cooking systems. In this segment I'll discuss different heat sources (fire, stoves), fuel and ignition for each.

There are many different cooking systems out there. Each one with it's own purpose. Some factors to consider when c...

December 20, 2016

Despite how we may feel while out exerting ourselves during the winter, staying properly hydrated is just as important as in the summer months. Believe it or not, dehydration is a common occurrence on the trail during colder days. Water treatment not only helps us comb...

February 12, 2016


Winter got off to a late start here in New England for 2015-2016, but nature's unpredictability is one of the traits we truly get to enjoy in the northeast. For me, that trait adds to the adventure. It forces you to be in the present moment, enhances thinking, develop...

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