Entries by Brian

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Canister Stove Performance Test: Boil Time and Efficiency

The first post in a series, exploring the performance of various canister stove and pot combinations. In this test we evaluate boil performance and fuel efficiency across several popular stoves including the Pocket Rocket Deluxe and the new JetBoil Stash. How much of a difference does a fluxring really make?

Menu Planning Tool

Romping through the backcountry with a load on your back consumes a ton of energy. Packing too little food will not only leave you hungry, but without the energy you need to get through the day. And packing too much food really means carrying excess weight and burning more energy than is necessary. Use this tool to help you plan your meals successfully!

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Backpacking: ONP – The Grand Wolf Loop

Lake side camping, high mountain passes, lower river forests. This romp has it all. At 45 miles and nearly 15,000′ of elevation gain, it’s not easy, even spread over 4 days. But if you are looking to put down some miles, taking you through several distinct ecosystems, with incredible vistas, you’ll be hard pressed to do better.

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Backpacking: Spider Meadow

This hike begins at the Phelps Creek Trailhead and continues along Phelps Creek for about 6 miles before reaching the stunning Spider Meadow. Nestled within the basin, you’ll enjoy the sounds of the creek waters, the playful antics of the local marmots, and an abundance of wildflowers. Take a side trek up to Spider Glacier, soaking in breathtaking vistas along the way. These are perfect environs for a Wilder Romp!

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Backpacking: Horseshoe Basin

There is no place quite like the Pasayten Wilderness and this Horseshoe Basin romp will give would a great taste of an amazing arctic tundra. Throw in a side trek up Armstrong Mountain to visit the Canada-US border and you have yourself a proper Wilder Romp!