Helle Alden Knife Giveaway ::Winner Announced::

Helle Alden Bushcraft Knife

I’m giving away a beautiful Helle Alden bushcraft knife worth $100 to one lucky reader. The Alden has a razor sharp non-laminated blade made from Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel and gorgeous curly birch handle with stainless steel fittings. It comes with a genuine leather pouch style sheath. This is a straight forward giveaway (the first […]

Duke’s Small Batch Smoked Meats + Giveaway!

Duke's Smoked Meats

As many of you know I have a fondness for good jerky. I love to make my own paleo-friendly jerky using my dehydrator and always have it with me on a hike – I’ve even been known to share it on occasion. Anyway, it seems that the word is out and that news of my jerky […]

Wojo Wallet Giveaway and BOGO Code

Wojo Wallet Giveaway

My good friends at Wojo Wallet have given me a bunch of their excellent little ultralight wallets to give away to the readers of Brian’s Backpacking Blog as a way of saying thank you. Last year I published a review of the Wojo Wallet in which there was a link to their website. Several of […]

Altitude Adapt Review – Reader Testing Results

Altitude Adapt Lozenges

My name is Jeremy and I hate altitude sickness (furthermore referred to AMS for Acute Mountain Sickness). I grew up at the base of several ten-thousand foot mountains in sunny southern California, and most of my childhood was spent driving from where I lived (1,200 ft) to the beautiful snow capped heaven that was those […]

Win a Hoboroll by GobiGear *Updated*

Jack and his Hoboroll

Not too long ago my son reviewed one of the coolest pieces of travel and camping gear that I’ve seen in a long time – the Hoboroll by GobiGear. My son loved it so much that after reviewing it he decided he was going to keep it for himself and it became his go-to pack […]

Montane Minimus Rain Jacket Winner Announced

Montane minimus ultralight rain jacket giveaway

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Montane Minimus ultralight rain jacket giveaway. There were over 1,500 entries via Rafflecopter and lots of shares of the giveaway announcement via my Facebook page. I’ve consolidated all of the eligible entries, and selected a winner using Random.org. So without further ado, the winner of a brand new […]

Win a Montane Minimus Ultralight Rain Shell

Win a Montane Minimus UL rain jacket

My amazing friends at Sport Hansa have very graciously offered to provide a brand new Montane Minimus Ultralight Rain Shell ($200 value) as a giveaway prize to the readers of Brian’s Backpacking Blog. If you’re not familiar with the Montane Minimus, check out my recent review – spoiler alert, it’s an amazing jacket! Maximum Tech […]

Gossamer Gear / PROBAR Giveaway Winner!

probar giveaway announcement

Wow! This giveaway had more entires than any other previous giveaway that I have run on my blog, I guess not everyone got exactly what they wanted from Santa this Christmas. Just a few quick stats: 1,441 entries, 774 comments, 94 re-tweets – you guys are awesome. As you can see from the graphic above, […]

Gossamer Gear Kumo & PROBAR Giveaway


As many of you know I am a big PROBAR fan thanks to my friend, unofficial PROBAR ambassador and founder of Gossamer Gear, Glen Van Peski. Glen turned me on to PROBAR shortly after reading my various blog posts chronicling my quest for a tasty and nutritional snack bar for backpacking. Glen was sure I’d love PROBAR […]

Winners: Flat Cat Gear Cookset Giveaway!

The official weight of the entire Flat Cat Gear Snow Leopard Cookset including the Snow Peak Hybrid cook system, was 257.6 grams according to my digital scale. Based on all of the entries that were submitted I’ve selected the two closes guesses. So without further delay the winners are… In 1st place and the winner of […]