ALL GEAR POSTS
Finally, a way to edit 4K HD video & RAW photos without a laptop! Excellent for travel, backpacking, & hiking. This is my first review of the new Gnarbox.
There’s a lot of apps out there for outdoor recreation. I’ve used many of them and think I’ve finally found the best GPS backpacking & hiking app.
Keeping up with my evolution into traveling light, I’m looking for a new ultralight backpacking tent. Here are my top five picks so far.
Hiking in the winter is best done with snowshoes. But which snowshoes should you buy? This snowshoe buying guide will steer you in the right direction.
Any photographer going into the backcountry should be prepared to stay longer. These are the ten pieces of essential wilderness survival gear to carry.
Choosing a good tripod for backpacking and travel can be daunting – there are so many factors that go into it. Let’s break them down here.
The portable solar charger and battery that I wanted to love just wasn’t cutting it anymore, so I was forced to find a new solution and the Nomad 7 is it.
My thoughts on the new REI Dash 2 ultralight two-person tent after a summer of putting it through hundreds of miles of abuse in many different conditions.
For those backpackers wishing to shed ounces from their pack, it’s time to ditch the pump-type filters. Here are three lightweight water treatment options.
Choosing the Think Tank Photo Hubba Hubba Hiney camera bag and wearing it as a hip pack during a 200-mile backpacking trip through the Sierra backcountry.
My journey to lightweight backpacking, my discovery of the Gossamer Gear Mariposa, and how it worked for me on the 211-mile John Muir Trail.
Tips and lessons learned from my thru-hike of California’s John Muir Trail, June 15th to July 4th, 2015. Permits, resupply, gear, navigation, and photos.
You should enjoy hiking around Lake Tahoe without worrying about bears. Here’s how to conduct yourself in black bear country.
I recently switched from being a long-time shooter with Canon DSLR cameras, to Sony mirrorless cameras for weight & space savings. Here are my initial thoughts.
Some tips for getting more life out of your camera battery while on the trail or on vacation. Turn off features, use solar, and keep them warm!
In my search for the best portable backpacking stove I’ve stumbled upon the Esbit Solid Fuel Stove Cookset and think I may have found a new favorite…
Am I giving up on Canon? Will Sony mirrorless cameras be the next best thing for my photography? Here’s why I just bought a Sony Alpha a6000.
Looking at the key features of the two most popular GPS satellite messengers – SPOT Gen3 and the DeLorme inReach SE. Which one is the best travel partner?
I took this portable solar phone charger with me on my last sailing adventure, and it exceeded my expectations! And for an amazing price as well!
Backpacking and photography – two things that don’t mix for the weight-conscious packers. Here are a few of my own lessons learned to lighten the load.