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.

REI Flash Jacket Review

REI Flash Jacket Review

The REI Flash Jacket is a very thin nylon jacket that traps your body heat and prevents the wind from stripping it away. Also called a windbreaker or wind shirt, it’s much more breathable than a raincoat or a hardshell jacket, it …

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Hiking Lists: Good or Bad?

Hiking Lists Good or Bad?

There are many good things about hiking lists including peakbagging lists, high point lists, trail lists, and some bad things. But, on balance, I think hiking lists are a net positive. Still, they do get a bad rap sometimes as being boring, …

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Jetboil MiniMo Backpacking Stove Review

Jetboil MiniMo Cook System Review

The Jetboil MiniMo backpacking stove is a canister-based camping stove system that can simmer, so you can actually cook ingredients on a smaller flame, in addition to a full-on boil like Jetboil’s other personal or group stoves systems. Specs at a Glance Volume: 32 oz (1 …

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Hiking Mt Moriah in April

Hiking Mt Moriah in April

Mt Moriah isn’t the highest White Mountain 4000-footer, but it requires 3200′ of elevation gain to climb which makes it one of the more strenuous peaks to ascend. There are a number of different trails you can use to climb it, but …

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Ultralight Backpacking on Etsy

Ultralight Backpacking on Etsy

If you’re looking for innovative new ideas and products for your hiking and backpacking habit, Etsy is a craft-oriented shopping site that hosts the shops of many up-and-coming ultralight backpack gear manufacturers. There are about 30-40 companies actively making backpacking gear today …

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