Backpacking gear for hiking in Alaska. All you need to know about Alaska backpacking get and equipment. We’ll also discuss photography gear for photo treks and backcountry photography excursions in Alaska.
Sea kayaking gear and showshoeing, skiing are also on the menu.All things gear related. We have sections on sleeping bags, tents, hiking boots and hiking poles and, of course, backpacks. And if we don’t discuss the backcountry gear you’re looking for or you have any equipment related questions, fire away. Maybe we’ll make another blog post on that subject.
hey Folks, Well, as winter just wound to a close, I thought I’d post a short note about winter outdoor gear. All in all, what’s the best outdoor hiking and backpacking gear I bought this winter? What piece of gear really rocked my world? A $40.00 pair of Sierra Designs Down Booties! These things rock! […]
Hey Folks Another question I get asked a lot has to do with rain gear. What’s appropriate, what’s necessary, what’s not OK, what works, what doesn’t, etc? I think rain gear is another of those things where many people can make do with less. I wouldn’t, of course, advise anyone to venture out under-prepared. But, […]
Hey Folks, Here’s a photo I took of the Kennicott Glacier, not far from the small town of McCarthy, in Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska. I was exploring the west side of the glacier, which is much less frequently hiked and travelled than the east side. But, with a little luck and some perseverance, […]
Hey Folks I get asked all the time which kind insulation fill is best for a sleeping bag for someone planing an Alaska backpacking trip. Like almost all these kinds of questions, the answer is pretty subjective, and I really don’t think it matters too much. What matters is that you make the decision that […]
Hey Folks, I think a 20deg bag is essential for a summer trip in Alaska. 32deg bags, and warmer, often aren’t warm enough for alpine trips here. In fact, a 15 deg bag is even a good idea. it varies a lot with the individual, and also with the temperatures for any given trip, obviously. […]
Hey Folks Backpacks are, of course, an integral piece of gear for a backpacking trip. What kind of backpack works best for you is not for me to say, but I can give you some information that might help you. I like internal frame backpacks. I think they carry better than external frames, particularly for […]
Hey Folks, Welcome to the beginning of a lot of chatter about backpacking gear. The first thread is about tents. Specifically, MY tent, the Mountain Hardwear Skyledge 2. I can’t recommend this tent highly enough. 1 – it’s reasonably light. Any 2 person tent that comes to close to 4lbs is light, IMO. 2 – […]