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Backpacking External Attachment Guide: How to Carry Gear On the Outside of a Backpack

Very Old School: Some people are crazy and tie all of their gear to a backboard

Many backpackers attach gear to the outside of their backpack because it’s too bulky, they need to carry extra supplies, they want to keep their gear easily accessible, or because it’s wet and they need to keep it separate from their dry clothing. While some techniques for attaching gear to …

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Sleeping Pad R Values


Measuring Insulation If you’re a home owner, you are probably familiar with the concept of an R-Value. If not, it’s a measure used in the building and construction industry to rate the thermal resistance of building insulation under specific test conditions. The higher the R value, the more effective it is. …

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