Embracing Winter with Good Gear

I reached a turning point about 10 years ago. After the good times of fort building and snowball fights and then introducing my sons to fort building and snowball fights, I’d come to disdain the coldest season. I’d complain through most of it and spend […]

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Glamping in Patagonia Baselayer

Don’t get me wrong. I love camping of all sorts. But truck camping, one form of glamping, is what I’m doing lately. In a truck camper, you can: Sleep on a real mattress Overnight at highway rest stops with a locked door Carry and cook […]

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Alpine Houdini Review

“Weather permitting…” Real trekkers hardly acknowledge a phrase like this one. It rains. We’re either prepared and comfortable or unprepared and grin through it. I prefer the former. During the lovely monsoon season here in Colorado, it might rain every day for a few months. […]

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