Ultralight Hiking Blog

How to Take a Hiking Selfie by Mandy "Veggie" Redpath

How to Take a Hiking Selfie by Mandy "Veggie" Redpath

In planning out your perfect weekend hiking or backpacking trip, taking photos often gets left out.  Whether you’re hiking solo, with a partner, or with a friend, you’ll want photos of people in th...

3 Day Beginner Backpackers Pack List By Joe Kellam

3 Day Beginner Backpackers Pack List By Joe Kellam

A great way to go from being a hiker to a fledgling backpacker is to spend a 3 day weekend out exploring an established trail. With all of the areas available and apps to find a route it is easy ev...

A Weekend Backcountry Adventure: Exploring Big Pine Lakes by Jason Huckeba

A Weekend Backcountry Adventure: Exploring Big Pine Lakes by Jason Huckeba

If you're a backpacking enthusiast in search of a truly amazing wilderness experience, then look no further than Big Pine Lakes in California. Tucked away in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, this extraor...

6 Reasons to Pack Out Your Dirty Toilet Paper by Mandy "Veggie" Redpath

6 Reasons to Pack Out Your Dirty Toilet Paper by Mandy "Veggie" Redpath

Let’s face it…it always sucks to arrive at a trailhead and see little bits of white and brown for the first quarter mile.    As outdoor spaces get a usage boost, they become a casualty of toilet pa...

Choosing and Using the Right Sleeping Bag by Jim Sutherland

Choosing and Using the Right Sleeping Bag by Jim Sutherland

I have created this video to share my experiences when choosing the right sleeping bag.  Six different bags are described, and their pros/cons are discussed based on what I have found from using th...

SMD packing pods review by Jim Sutherland

SMD packing pods review by Jim Sutherland

In any one week, I can switch items of gear from one pack to another depending upon what kind of riding I am doing, e.g.  local trail riding for an hour or so on my mountain bike, longer rides away...