Philip Werner

Philip Werner quit his corporate job in 2010 to become a full-time hiker, guide, and outdoor writer. Since then he's hiked over nine thousand miles, become an adept fly fisherman, XC skier, and written over 3000 backpacking and hiking articles for SectionHiker.com.

Learning to Draw the Outdoors

Drawing Pencils

I am teaching myself to draw with graphite pencils and it is one of the most challenging skills I’ve attempted to learn in quite some time. I’d always thought that drawing was more of a talent than a skill, but I am …

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Deuter AC Lite 24 Backpack Review

Deuter AC Lite 24 Backpack Review

The Deuter AC Lite 24 is a lightweight ventilated day pack with a suspended mesh frame that’s great for warm weather day hiking and general outdoor use. It has five pockets in addition to the main compartment and comes with a rain …

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Montbell Versalite Pants Review

Montbell Versalite Pants Review

Montbell’s Versalite Pants are 2-layer ultralight waterproof/breathable pants that weigh just 3.7 oz (in a men’s XL.) They can be used as rain pants or wind pants or when you want lightweight layer to keep your legs warmer in camp. Montbell’s Versalite …

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