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The Supai Maktat Packraft is a single chamber ultralight inflatable boat for one person

Supai Matkat Ultralight Packraft Review

The Supai Adventure Gear Matkat is an ultralight single chamber packraft designed for flatwater wilderness paddling. Weighing just 26.5 ounces, it rolls up quite compactly making it easy to carry inside a backpack. However, the Matkat is made with lightweight polyester that requires delicate handling. While this makes it lightweight and easy to pack, I’d caution you against taking […]

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The MTI Journey Type III PFD

MTI AdventureWear Journey Ultralight PFD Review

The MTI AdventureWear Journey PFD life vest is a lightweight Type 3 PFD that weighs just 14.4 ounces (in a size L/XL – smaller sizes are also available), making it a excellent option if you’re looking for a well-tested and bombproof commercially available life jacket for packrafting. Weight is a prime consideration for packrafting, a sport that […]

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Flat Mountain Pond, deep in the Sandwich Wilderness Area of the White Mountain National Forest

Backpacking to Flat Mountain Pond

“I can’t imagine any fisherman hiking five miles to fish here,” said the fisherman I met at Flat Mountain Pond in the Sandwich Wilderness. Ironically, he and his buddies were the only people I encountered on a backpacking, packrafting, and fishing trip I took to this epic backcountry pond at the foot of Whiteface Mountain. Despite […]

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The new MSR Freelite 2 is an ultralight double wall tent weighing 2 pounds 11 ounces that has 2 doors and ample interior room for wide width sleeping pads and gear.

ENTER To WIN a FREE MSR Freelite 2 Ultralight Tent

The MSR Freelite 2 Backpacking Tent (MSRP $439.95) is a lightweight, two-person, double walled tent that weighs 2 pounds 11 ounces that puts more emphasis on interior space and livability than other lightweight double-walled tents in its class. Easy to set up, the FreeLite 2 is a nice option if you want a lightweight backpacking tent that can […]

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The Tenkara Rod Company Sawtooth Package includes most of the component you need to start Tenkara fishing - rod, line, line holder, flies, and a protective carrying case

Tenkara Rod Company Sawtooth Rod and Package Review

If you’re interested in trying Tenkara Fly Fishing and have never fished before, I recommend that you get a Tenkara Package like the Tenkara Rod Company Sawtooth Kit (rod, line, flies, and accessories) which includes all of the basic components you need to get started and is backed up with some good instructional videos on the […]

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