Trekking Pole Camera Mounts

Somehow I seemed to have ended up with a lot of different trekking pole camera mount gadgets. I don’t think it was deliberate but I have quite a few, so thought it might be fun to look at some of them and compare their pros and cons. As you can tell from the photograph above, […]

Ceramic Coated Ti Stake Prototypes

I’ve recently been field testing some prototype 6-inch, high-visibility 6g (0.2oz) titanium tent stakes manufactured by Gossamer Gear. These stakes are a new (unreleased) version of their popular Tite-Lite titanium tent stakes, with one major difference – they have a bright yellow, high-visibility ceramic coating. If you’ve ever lost one or more of your tent […]

Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador

In case you hadn’t already read about it I thought you should hear it from me directly. I have recently volunteered to be a Trail Ambassador for Gossamer Gear, one of the original pioneers in ultralight backpacking. The purpose of the Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassadorship program is to raise awareness about ultralight backpacking, but not […]

Taking The Tarp Plunge

I’ve been toying with the idea of switching over to a tarp as my primary shelter for quite some time, but for reasons that escape me right now, I have never quite been able to fully commit to taking the plunge. My current solution is a Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym, which is by no means […]