Category backpacking

10 Basic Rules For Adventure

Earlier this year, my book The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide came out, representing about 12 years’ worth of poking…

ace and the desert dog

Ace And The Desert Dog

About a year ago, I spent a few days with Ace Kvale and his 10-year-old blue heeler, Genghis Khan, in…

Backpacking Is Sexy

Hey girl. Or guy. I want you to know something about that hobby of yours that you partake in two…

The Best Backpack For You

If you walk any distance over one mile in the out-of-doors, you should think about getting a backpack. Sure, cargo…

Hiking Is Cool

Do you ever think hiking doesn’t get much respect anymore? Wait, better question: Remember that hiking film that showed at…

What’s The Best Rain Jacket?

When you’re buying a rain jacket, you probably have lots of questions, none of which really matter besides “Which rain…

A Moab State Of Mind

I sat under Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, 60 minutes from Moab and 20 miles as the crow flies,…