Backpacking Philosophy, Techniques, Ramblings, and WTF?

A Call To Action (protect our wild lands)

A Day In The (Trail) Life

Another Day in Paradise

Annual Search for Wildflowers

Are Internet Forums Obsolete?

Backpacks: less in not more

Backpacking/Camping Decision Tree

Backpacking, Camping and Marijuana

Backpacking Gear Is Getting Boring

Backpacking Wallet — you’re kidding, right?

Backpacking With A Camera?

Base Weight: Does It Matter?

Base Weight: Why It Is Important For The Backpacker

Best Backpacking Watch to Protect You From the Impending Climate Change Apocalypse

Bivies: Are They Obsolete?

Bike Security

Black Friday (2014)

Black Friday (2013)

Book Review (Grand Obsession: Harvey Butchart)

Book Review (Grandma Gatewood’s Walk)

Book Review (Rabid: The Pacific Crest Trail, ‘Cause Therapy Ain’t Working)

Book Review (Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail)

Book Review (A Walk in the Woods)

Not a Book Review (Walking Man: The Secret Life of Colin Fletcher)

BS Gear Reviews

Bucket List

Campfires, Drought, and Camping

Candy for the Curmudgeon

Can’t We Just Let Christopher McCandless Die?

Cactus To Clouds Trail: Please Help Save It

California’s Water Nazis

Chaffing And Jock Itch

Condiments, Ethics and Morality

Contemplating The Fastest Known Time

Cuben Fiber, Dyneema, and Economics

Cuben Tech Clothing: Unintended Consequences

The Death Of Ultralight Backpacking

The Digital Life: David vs. Goliath

The Digital Life: Gear Ambassadors

The Digital Life: Music

The Digital Life: Remote Controls

Disclosure & Self-Reliance

Dispatches from the Home Front

Does Home Solar Make Sense?

Home Energy Upgrades — 12 month Stats

Environmentalism or Conservationism

Contemplating the Fastest Known Time

Fastest Know Time redux

Favorite Gear (2015)

Favorite Gear (2014)

Favorite Gear (2013)

Favorite Gear (2012)

Finding And Keeping Secret Places Secret

The Perfect Meal Food

Flower Power

Freezer Bag Cooking

Gear That Works: Filp Flops

Gays And The Boy Scouts Of America

Getting (and staying) In Hiking Shape

Good Luck. Bad Luck.

Who Should You Believe: Andrew Skurka or Gore-Tex?

Green Greed

Groupthink And Collaboration On The Trail


Hike Where You Live. Live Where You Hike.

How Many Miles Did You Hike?

How to Excel at Backpacking

How To Fold A Topo Map

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep in the Backcountry (and everywhere else)

How to Hang Toilet Paper

How To Plan A Backpacking Trip

How I Save Time With Bloglovn’

How To Start A Forest Fire (Don’t Do What The So Called Backpacking Experts Do)

How To Tie Shoelaces

How to Winterize A Camper

Hunting, Morality, and Gun Control

2015 Hyundai Genesis

I’m Officially Retired

I Need My Space

Is 1 Million a Lot?

Is Backpacking Dying?

Is Making A Profit Moral?

Income Inequality Fallacy

Is Photography Art?

Is “Stink” from Sweating While Backpacking Bad?

It’s Time To Shit-can LW, UL, SUL and XUL Labels

It’s Time To Tack Action Against The BLM

John Muir And Freedom From Restraint

Letter To The Backpacking Cottage Industry

Less Is More?

Let’s Blame Our Parents And Grandparents For Today’s Problems

The Liebster Award

Lightweight Backpacking: The Way, The Truth, And The Life

Like: The Button

Kickstarter (or brother can you spare a dime)

Managing Your Recreation Inventory

Managing Your Time With Amazon Prime

Minimalist Shoe Craze

My Wife Won’t Let Me Go Backpacking

National Cheeseburger Day

National Walking Day – WFT?

No Comments Here…

An Ode To Spoons

“Old” (backpacker) Guys Rock!!

Out Of Eden: Best Blog On The Internet

Packing Our Fears

Palm Springs Leaves Citizens ‘Holding the Bag’

Patagonia: Shame On You

Personal Locator Beacons

Which Pencil For The John Muir Trail?

Pencil Solution For The John Muir Trail

Please Help Save Off-Trail Hiking in Anza Borrego

Prudence and Weather

Recommend A Hike?

REI And The Demise Of Western Civilization

Retirement Time Bank

Solar For Backpacking?

Solo Backpacking

Solo Backpacking: Crazy and Dangerous

Stagnation Of

Sugar Ban In New York City

TGO Awards Controversy

Technology Might Be Killing Wilderness

Trump vs. The Pope

Embracing Technology

Stove Bans

The Business Of Backpacking

The Case Against Trails

The Death Of Renaissance Man

The 4 (not 10) Essentials

The Great Stove Debate

The Music of Backpacking And Other Musings

The Search For The Holy Grail: Waterproof Breathable Rain Gear

Trekking Poles?

Trendsetting Curmudgeon: Oxymoron?

Trousers: A Gentleman’s Fitting Guide

Water Filters

What’s In Your First Aid Kit?

What We Can Learn From Our Children (technology)

What Should We Do With Our Federal Lands?

When Life Gets In The Way Of Living (Or Does It?)

Which Is Better: Backpacking Or Camping?

Wilderness For Sale

When Life Gets In The Way Of Living (or does it?)

When Work Ceases To Be Fun

Work And The Quality Of Life

Why Base Weight Is Important For The Backpacker

Why I HATE Trip Reports

Why Walk (or hike, or backpack)?

You Can’t Play Every Weekend

Yosemite Amusement Park

Escape from Yosemite

Yosemite Sucks!

Yosemite No Longer Sucks