How to choose the right backpack

Choosing a pack that is the right size for you can really make a difference on your whole trip. – Measure your torso length and the proper frame size. – Set the shoulder harness in the top or bottom slot as indicated by your torso measurement. – Load...

Don’t forget to take a good Day Pack with you!

The Marmot Kompressor Day Pack is your best choice This is the classic ultra-light day pack / summit pack from Marmot that is truly a versatile pack. Incredibly, it weighs only 10 oz., but don’t let that fool you. Geek Tip: When I go backpacking, I like to have...

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.