If you are going to cover a bunch of miles on the backpacking trail, you’ll want to start with the right sized backpack for a comfortable fit. A properly fitted backpack will allow you to carry a heavy load further, faster and more comfortably.


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Derek from TheUltimateHang.com wrote up an article showing various hammock tarps and comparing how they cover a hammock


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On February 3rd, Trevor who calls himself Fronkey on the trail started off on his journey to hike the Superior Hiking Trail. On Feb. 25th Trevor was the first person to thru-hike the SHT on snowshoes.

In the article below Derek Hansen put together a Q&A with Trevor after he completed his hike. Trevor talks about how to hike the SHT in the winter. If you want to follow more of Trevor’s journey’s – he created a facebook page dedicated to his journey’s in the back country.


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Chad at Sticks Blog shows how he put together his DIY water bottle holders he attaches to his backpack shoulder straps.


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Here’s a great video talking about reading & using trail blazes done by a user on Youtube Woodarrows


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You shouldn’t have to stop enjoying the outdoors just because the temperatures are cooler. With proper layering, you can enjoy long hikes, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and more winter activities. It is important to plan ahead and be prepared for adverse weather conditions but with proper layering and having the right types of layers you can stay warm during long cold days in the backcountry. Watch this video or read the full blog post at the Sierra SocialHub to see how Andy layers for adventures in Colorado.


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Winter layers video demo: Winter clothing layers are a very important part of your backpacking/hiking/outdoor gear system.


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Winter Hammock Camping With Shug

If you’re thinking about getting out in the piney woods during cold winter months. Shugemery recently released a hammock camping video


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Derek Hansen/ The Ultimate Hang talks about making a double sided stuff sack


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Chad from Sticksblog.com recently wrote up a great article about what he uses for a winter layering system.


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Double-sided stuff sacks and Bishop Bags are a great way to pack hammocks.


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Hello Everyone! Today I’m going to talk about food – Beef Jerky From The New Primal. If anyone knows me well enough, food is a hobby for me.


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