Kupilka Giveaway Entry – Patrick Gosnell

More great submissions have been coming in to the Complete Kupilka Starter Kit Giveaway. If you haven’t put together your response yet or aren’t sure how to respond, take a look at Patrick’s submission below which is a great example of a complete response. Patrick also gets two extra entries (three in total) for having […]

Reader Poll: Do you carry a compass?

I’ve written several posts recently about how to use a compass and how even to navigate effectively without a compass. It got me wondering, how many of us carry a compass on a regular basis? I thought I’d conduct a unscientific reader poll to see. Do you always carry a compass with you, only take […]

Kupilka Giveaway Entry – Brendan Jones

I’ve been getting some great submissions to the Complete Kupilka Starter Kit Giveaway. If you haven’t put together your response yet or aren’t sure how to respond, take a look at Brendan’s submission below which is a great example of a complete response. Brendan also gets two extra entries (three in total) for having his […]

Why Do You Go Backpacking?

I’m actually quite serious. What is it that drives you to get outside and go backpacking? I’m asking because a recent email submission from Joe B. got me thinking about the real reason why I got started with backpacking in the first place. Quite simply, it was because I like being outdoors. I like the […]

Your Most Recent Gear Purchase?

Today is a wet and rainy day in North Carolina, but the warmer, dryer weather is definitely on the way. Like most of you I’m starting to plan as many of my weekend hikes as I can. This time of year also coincides nicely with REI membership dividend time and that means new gear purchases […]

Wishing John Hayes Good Luck with E4

You may or may not have already heard about John Hayes’ upcoming E4 long distance walk across Europe, so I wanted to mention it here on my blog – partly because he’s a fellow Brit, but mostly because it’s for a great cause.  In three days, John will be setting off on what sounds like […]