Camping Gear

Ask Me: What’s the Best Thru-Hiking Backpack?

Hi Michael, I’m looking for a backpack for my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. I am considering some Osprey packs and others. What to you recommend as the best thru-hiking backpack? Thanks. Bruce H
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Ask Me: An Essentials-Only Backpacking Gear Checklist

Hi Michael, Can you provide a good, basic gear list for three-season backpacking? Thanks. Jody Cibolo, TX @soldierscoach [Originally sent as a message to http://ift.tt/1QUp04e]   Backpacking Coyo
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Great Hike: The Subway, Zion National Park

By Michael Lanza In the refrigerator-like shade at the bottom of a fissure hundreds of feet deep, somewhere in the labyrinth of sandstone canyons that dice up the backcountry of Zion National Park, ou
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Boulder Denim Jeans : Review

Like most guys, jeans are a staple in my wardrobe. They’re always a go-to, whether I’m heading to work – or a night on the town. There is however one area where they fall short – the outdoors. I’ve ma
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Ask Me: What ‘Luxury’ Backpacking Gear Do You Carry?

[Note: I received similar questions from two different readers about choosing which “luxury” items, like camp chairs and sandals, to carry when backpacking—ML] Michael, I really enjoy your reviews and
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A Survival Guide For the Outdoors Lover Who’s a New Parent

By Michael Lanza So, you’ve been an avid [circle all appropriate terms: hiker/backpacker/climber/trail runner/skier/kayaker] for years, and now you’re spending big chunks of your days changing diapers
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