Author Archives: Preston Rohner

Things to Bring Camping

Choosing what things to bring camping leads to some tough choices. No one wants to get out in the backcountry and find that they are missing that one key piece of equipment that would make the difference between life and … Continue reading

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Ultralight Camping Hammocks

A couple of years ago, I was worried about the mental well-being of one of my regular camping buddies. It seemed like he had started going a little crazy. He kept talking about ultralight camping hammocks as the next big … Continue reading

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Backpacking Gear List: Post-Hike Review

One of my friends reviewed his backpacking gear list from a recent adventure…here’s what he thought. Here’s what the man says… I just did an inventory of the items that I didn’t need to bring and it comes out to a … Continue reading

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Bring Best Backpacking Shoes, but Don’t Skimp on Time and Resources

Sometimes skimping on things is more costly (and heavier) than not. Sometimes we get a little too smart for ourselves. We think we know our gear quite well and think we know what to expect from the gear. So we … Continue reading

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Backpacking Food Plans and Sharing Food

Our regular group of guys usually plans to share some food. I have a regular group of guys with whom I love to go backpacking. On one trip or another we will have other people join us. We’re all happy … Continue reading

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Zip Lock Bags Rule! – A favorite camping tip

Packing for lightweight backpacking can be challenging. Some people put a lot of work into making their own sleeping gear and shelters. Other people don’t mind splurging on the newest and coolest gear (hey, who doesn’t love new gear toys?). … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Go Ultralight Backpacking

Here are a few quick tips and tricks to take you from lightweight down to the next level: ultralight backpacking. Weight is everything Buy a 5-pound-capacity postal scale and write down the weight of every single item you plan to … Continue reading

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Vacation Packing Checklist

Everyone loves vacations!  You do. I do.  My wife does.  Our kids do.  There’s a lot of excitement leading up to every vacation.  Everyone is looking forward to the adventures we’re going to experience, the tastes of new foods, smells of … Continue reading

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Your camping checklist Excel spreadsheet

Way back in the dark ages, in the time before the iPhone, in the time before the Interwebs, we had to make do with old technology.  As time passed and technology has evolved so have our options for handling information.  This … Continue reading

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Crocs: Trail shoes for the backcountry

When you are choosing hiking shoes for your backpacking adventure there is well over a gazillion choices.  It’s important to have a solid, supportive pair of shoes for most of your walking.  Depending on how much weight you carry you might … Continue reading

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