Trail Tested: The LifeProof Frē Case for iPhone5

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Let me start by saying that I don’t really care for iPhone cases. I don’t like the extra bulk and weight they add to the phone, even though they are providing some much needed protection to my precious gadget. Until recently, the closest I had come to case “happiness” was with the Belkin Grip Candy […]

Review: Pacsafe Z28 Urban Security Backpack

Protect Your Gear from Thieves with the Pacsafe Z28 Urban Security Backpack

I recently wrote a review of the Pacsafe Z28 Urban Security Backpack for the ITS Tactical blog. I thought I’d share a link to it here for those of you who might be interested in learning more about it. In today’s connected and technology-driven world, it’s hard to go anywhere without the need to take […]

Bugle – iPhone App That Might Save Your Life

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Do you follow the golden rule of safety for outdoor adventure? Or are you now asking “What’s the ‘golden rule of safety’ for outdoor adventure?!” If the name Aron Ralston rings a bell, you might know where this is going. He’s the guy who had to cut his own arm off with a dull multi-tool/knife […]

Spring Charging Your BioLite CampStove

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If your BioLite CampStove stove has been hibernating for the winter or you just haven’t used it for while, then chances are you should take a little time to make sure that it is ready for Spring by pre-charging the internal starter battery. Ever wonder what the little bright yellow USB cable that came with […]

SPOT II Satellite GPS Messenger Failed Check-ins

There were three reasons why I recently decided to start carrying a SPOT II Satellite GPS Messenger; to be able to check in remotely to let my family know that I am safe, to have a way to signal for help in the event of an emergency, and to track the progress of my hikes […]

Mobile Apps for Any Outdoor Adventure

Please join me in welcoming Whitney Adams as a guest blogger for Brian’s Backpacking Blog. The great outdoors is a place where people can go to get back to nature and not have to worry about emails, phone calls, or anything work related. However, there is a way to incorporate technology into your outdoor adventure. […]

Could a UL Gear Exchange Work?

The concept of a backpacking gear exchange has been tried before, I recall something on the East Coast not so long ago, but it eventually failed – I don’t know the details why. When I look at the amount of unused or lightly used gear that I have in my closet as a result of […]

All New BioLite CampStove | Reserve Yours!

I wanted to share some new information about the BioLite CampStove that was brought to my attention by Steve and Andy. It appears that the BioLite is now available for pre-order for those of you that want to reserve one for 2012 – and it’s had some significant enhancements since our first glimpse. Clearly it’s […]

Brian’s Backpacking Blog – Kindle Edition

Do you have a Kindle, or did you just get one for Christmas? Do you subscribe to my blog already? Then why not combine the two and get the latest blog posts delivered automatically and wireless to your Kindle in an optimized Kindle edition format? You can subscribe to the Kindle edition of my blog […]

DIY Ultralight ‘Faraday Cage’ RFID Blocking Wallet

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There has been a surge of new RFID blocking wallets and other products on the market that are designed to block cellular phone or RFID chip signals in order to prevent their transmissions or stored data from being maliciously intercepted, scanned or used to track your location. Two recent examples of these types of products […]