Category: Backpacking

Alec M. bivoucing on the pooh shed porch.

BNC Contestant Photos -4/11 Update

    Ted E. Canyon Lands Round #1 winner Jill Hueckman sporting her new Outdoor Research Virtouso puffy jacket. Jill spent 17 nights outside so far this year!   Alec M. Pic: Caught in a blizzard above treeline in the Snowy Range of Wyoming, I set up my bivy in the alcove of an outhouse, and proceeded to get covered […]

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Bag Night Challenge, Round #1 Winners

Bag Night Challenge, Round #1 Winners

I can’t believe it’s already March!  This means two things:  number one is that spring is coming fast and number two, we have our first winners of the Bag Night Challenge.  This round/bi-monthly segment was sponsored by: The winners are Ryan Davies and Jill Hueckman.  Ryan currently has 20 bag nights and Jill is our women’s leader with 14.  Let’s have […]

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Photo by Ed Hershberg

Winter Camping Tips

Winter camping offers it’s own set of challenges.  The following is a summary of things to consider when venturing out into the wilds during the winter season. One of the first things to consider is travel is slower so distances covered are less.  Plan to reduce your mileage goal by around  50% to 60%.  Because of limited daylight there are […]

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Sangre De Cristo Mountains

CO Trip, Living like a Dirtbag.

So if you didn’t figure it out from a couple of my last posts I was in Colorado.  The loose plan was to fly into Denver then drive to Durango via Grand Junction with stops in Telluride, Ouray and Silverton.  After that the plan was to head back to Denver via Pagosa Springs and Buena Vista.   My tour guide […]

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Mom looked like the fat on here but at least twice as fat

The Leach Story

The Leach Story So if you think I’m some tough bad ass hiker dude because of my 1000’s of miles of hiking, this story may change your mind some.  It will tell you how a tiny little creature turned this trail harden man into a screaming school girl.  (No offense ladies)  -scatman I was on my first ever thru-hike.  On […]

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Winter Mountain Safety Clinic

Winter Mountain Safety Clinic

———- Scatman Get out there! Powered by adventure, fueled by Feed the Machine, Hydrated by nuun, and built for life like Stanley.

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North Kitsap Trails Association Press Release

North Kitsap Trails Association Press Release

Just the other day I received this press release by the North Kitsap Trails Association (NKTA) outlining their master plan for non-motorized trails in Kitsap Country. At present, outdoor enthusiasts from all over the Puget Sound region use hundreds of miles of trails in north Kitsap. Most of these trails are located on private lands. This plan outlines the need for and […]

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OutdoorFest 2011

OutdoorFest 2011

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Craig Romano Book Signing

Craig Romano Book Signing

———- Scatman Get out there! Powered by adventure, fueled by Feed the Machine, Hydrated by nuun, and built for life like Stanley.

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Beginning Hiking Seminar @OR

Beginning Hiking Seminar @OR

Also from the Outdoor Research site. Our Sale Starts Today, and We’re Bringing You More Great Events… Today, at 10:00 a.m, we started our big summer sale! We’ll have discounted merchandise through Sunday, July 24th.  Next week look for a continuation of our Introduction Series events, with a “Beginning Hiking Seminar” from the Mountaineers (a week from today), and a […]

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