Traditional Camping Checklist

Packing for a vacation can be overwhelming… packing for a camping trip can be even more of a whirlwind depending on where we’re going. I’m probably one of the more organized people I know. Yet somehow, I forget one item 60% of the time—whether it’s something big like my Nikon’s SD card (this has happened more than I’d care to admit) or small like the … Continue reading Traditional Camping Checklist

Adventure Passes for Pacific Northwest Wanderers

UPDATED: 03/28/21 A frequent question I get asked and see online is “what pass should I purchase?” Permits and passes are a common expense that come with the outdoor lifestyle. Not every trailhead requires passes though, so there are areas to explore without one. Wilderness/backcountry permits are another thing. Some permits are free, some aren’t, some are seasonal, some are year-round, it just all depends. What … Continue reading Adventure Passes for Pacific Northwest Wanderers

What’s In My Pack?

UPDATED: June 28, 2020 Items in my backpack can change depending on the trail and season. Longer, less populated hikes (including my winter packs) call for more gear. Shorter, more populated trails don’t require as much. Just because the shorter hikes don’t require as much, doesn’t mean that I don’t take my safety just as serious. Anything can happen on any trail, so it is … Continue reading What’s In My Pack?

The Ten Essentials

UPDATED: June 29, 2020 The Ten Essentials… A tad bit of history: the Ten Essentials were made by the Mountaineers and appeared in the third edition of Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills in 1974. While the Ten Essentials should be the core of what you carry, people’s Ten Essentials list can be a bit different. For example, my list is a tad bit longer … Continue reading The Ten Essentials