MSR Pocket Rocket Deluxe stove

Mountain Safety Research is one of the premier outdoor gear companies in the world.  Their canister gas stoves are considered to be among, if not the, best.  One of their most popular models is the Pocket Rocket.  This stove is not their hottest, or biggest, or most rugged.  The popularity…


 
 

Through Hikers Preferences

Most hikers and campers have many favorite items they use, which are not big and obvious, like a pack or tent, but important non-the-less.  I have recenlty researched and read articles and videos by people who have backpacked many thousands of miles, such as through hikes on the Appalachian Trail,…


 
 

Luddite

In hiking, camping and backpacking there is a constant trade-off between pieces of gear to carry. Like most things in life, there are few [if any?] perfect answers. Most of the tradeoffs deal with size, weight, functionality and dependability. The more comfortable and functional it is, then the heavier and…


 
 

Enzees Foot Soother

There is a new, but ancient, blister cure on the market. Three things cause blisters: pressure, heat and moisture. This product shields, absorbs or diverts all three causes. The product is called Enzees Foot Soother. It received the Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice Award for 2017. It is simply a batch…