Book Review: The Hidden Tracks by Cam Honan

I’ve never met Cam Honan in person, but I think we’d hit it off if our paths ever do cross. He’s an exceptionally well-travelled backpacker who’s walked across 56 countries and 6 continents, he can write well, and he visits a lot of off the beaten track places, which is probably what I admire most about … Read more

Trip Safety: Don’t Get Stuck in the Dark

Embarking on a backcountry adventure can be one of the most rewarding experiences. When all the planning, anticipation, and physical effort culminate in awe-inspiring views, you receive a feeling of escape not available in the front country. While one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is to continually go deeper and find more… … Read more

Hiking Iceland – Water, Water Everywhere!

Hiking isn’t always about accomplishing some feat; often it is about allowing the voice of nature to flow over you and take you deeper into an expanded awareness.  One amazing place in the world that does this, in a most special way, is Iceland. Known as the land of fire and ice, sky and sea,… … Read more

Jetboil Zip Stove Review

The Jetboil Zip is a complete canister stove system that includes an insulated cooking pot, top lid, stove burner, measuring cup, and stand. It’s large enough to carry a small-sized 100 g canister inside and packs together into a small and compact unit that’s easy to carry in a backpack. The Zip is designed to boil … Read more

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