Winter Camping Advice: Avoiding Frostbite

Some snow is not going to stop us from enjoying a good backpacking day, or a camping weekend! But with winter, it’s important to take precautions and be smart about your choices of outdoors fun. Follow our advice to avoid frostbite and have the best time out in the...

Water Filtration options for Backpacking

On our recent gear testing trip to the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Area south of Fairplay, Colorado we had a major problem with the Katadyn Hiker / Hiker Pro water filtration system that almost ended our trip. What is scary about this gear failure is that we test water filtration devices between every usage and we found no indication of a problem when this device was tested.