Backpacking Skills

Grazing on Winter Hiking Food

Grazing on Winter Hiking Food

Winter hiking burns a lot more calories than hiking the rest of the year because your body has to work harder to stay warm in the cold; you have to wear more clothing layers and heavier insulated boots; you need to carry …

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Dirtbag Crampon Bag Hack

Dirtbag Crampon Bag Hack

Here is a crampon bag hack I’ve been using for the past few years to protect the front mesh pocket of my winter pack from sharp crampon and microspike teeth. It requires the use of a simple poly bubble mailer (those white …

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