Ultralight Pack Smackdown

Outfitted for a seven-day trip with an ultralight pack (left) versus a load monster (right). by Andy Dappen Prelude: This pack review was originally prepared for Backpacker Magazine. A group of us did the ‘r... Read More...

Love of Tarps 2

  Pitched as an A-frame, the Hilleberg 10UL Tarp sleeps four yet weighs 1.5 pounds. by Andy Dappen In 2008 when I wrote the Love of Tarps article, I lied. In that article, I said that Love of Tarps 2... Read More...

Living to 100

by Andy Dappen A group of 65- to 75-year olds still climbing peaks on multi-day backpacking trips in Central Washington.  Newsweek’s cover story recently focused on the science of healthy living. Most ... Read More...

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