3 Reasons to bring a frying pan on your next adventure Like most people new to backpacking, our first meals in the backcountry consisted mainly of freeze-dried packages, and required little more than a small pot for boiling water. The allure of their convenience is what drives many to never branch outside the freeze-dried bag.
A colorful carpet of leaves, multiplying among the ground each fall, may signify the end of a fleeting season. One that often serves as a memorable backdrop for numerous outdoor experiences. Unfortunately for many however, it also signifies the transition to a life indoors, where bikes, backpacks, boats, and hiking shoes are put into hiding,
The excitement of purchasing your first tent, along with the accompanying visions of many future nights under the stars, has brought you to this beautiful backcountry campsite. It’s nestled on a flat spot of land, perched 1,000 ft above an alpine lake, where you’ve already spotted a soaring hawk, and what you are certain is
Wait…what? Yes, we realize this sounds a little counterintuitive, but it is actually a more common scenario in backcountry travel than you might realize. We have discovered this first hand, as recently as August, when a sudden onset of dense fog left our group struggling to see more than 30 yards in any direction while