What is a Good Base Weight for Backpacking?

Choosing to start backpacking leads you to many more questions about preparing, the most frequent questions I had centered around understanding backpack base weight. This weight is at the center of most thru-hikers discussions and I thought I should dive in to better understand before buying a backpack to ensure it was the right size. … Read more

Outdoor Vital: A Good Company or a Scam?

If you’re looking for a company to work with, and want to know if Outdoor Vitals is a good company or just scamming people, this post will help. Here we look at why it’s important to ask the hard questions before making any decision, and how they stack up in comparison to other companies. Outdoor … Read more

How to Choose the Optimum Backpacking Tent Weight

There are a LOT of tents available that will be inexpensive but the real cost is in the weight of the tent. When you are intending to travel miles over multiple days, weeks, or even months weight is a large factor you want to cut. How much should a backpacking tent weigh? For most backpackers … Read more