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.

Norrona Falketind Flex1 Softshell Pants Review

Norrona Falketind Flex1 Softshell Pants Review

Norrona’s Falketind Flex1 Softshell Pants are technical mountaineering pants ideal for winter hiking and climbing. They’re stretchy, wind-resistant, and highly breathable to keep your legs cool and dry during high-exertion activities. Feature-wise, they have four zippered pockets, two long hip-to-knee side vents …

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Grivel G1 Crampons Review

Grivel G1 Crampon Review

Grivel’s G1 Crampons are 10-point steel crampons with a universal binding and flexible center bar, called a leaf spring, that makes them compatible for use with all types of boots including ones with soft soles that flex (like most insulated winter hiking …

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Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit Review

Toasting marshmallows over a Solo Stove Bonfire is a lot more appealing than the dirty, rusty fire pits found in most campgrounds.

The Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit is not a substitute for a real backcountry campfire, but it is a vast improvement over making a fire in the rusty fire grates and barbecues you find at national parks and state-run campgrounds. You can …

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Yonah Packs Simple Pack for Tenkara Fly Fishing

Yonah Packs Simple Pack Review

Yonah Packs is a cottage gear manufacturer headquartered in Georgia that specializes in making pouches, fanny packs, and small packs for Tenkara fly fishing gear. I’ve been using their Simple Pack for several years to carry my fishing flies, tippet, nippers, and …

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Hiking a Pond of Safety Loop

Hiking a Pond of Safety Loop

The Pond of Safety is located in the area of the White Mountains called the Randolph Community Forest (RCF). Randolph is a small community located just north of Rt 2 across from Mts Madison, Adams, and Jefferson in the Presidential Mountain Range. …

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