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No-Snow Zones – Leaving the Cold Behind

What have you been doing this winter? If your answer has anything to do with shoveling snow, digging out a stuck car, recharging a dead battery, or paying a fuel bill that is higher than your food bill, you’ve probably had it up to the snow line with storms rolling in and newscasters screaming about […]

Essential Backpacking Check List

Pack and Pack Cover (or strong trash bag) Tent and Groundcloth Sleeping Bag – 20 degree rated Sleeping Pad Stove and Repair Kit Fuel for Stove: approx. 16 oz/week Cook Kit: w/pot lifter & stir spoon Eating Utensils: bowl, spoon & mug Biodegradable Soap & Scrubbie Water Bottles, minimum 2 liters/quarts or “bladder” style container […]