July 8, 2011

Hi and welcome to our photography series! So you’re looking to purchase a digital camera; maybe it’s your first or maybe it’s going to be an upgrade from the one you already own. Whichever the case may be I’m going to first cover some basic jargon and talk a little about the compromises between size and image quality from a…

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July 1, 2011

Photography and backpacking… two things that seemingly go hand in hand but in many respects challenges exist in doing both simultaneously. Everything from camera choice to keeping your pace while taking photographs is about compromise. This series will focus pairing you up with the best camera for your needs and, hopefully, helping you make the most of it on the…

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June 24, 2011

When you’ve gotta go, you gotta go! Let’s face it, packing out your waste is clearly the best way to minimize the impact of going potty outdoors; however, provided the choice not everyone will opt to portage their poop and let mother nature deal with it instead. We’re not here to judge but if you’re going to be pooping in…

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June 20, 2011

Chris McMaster and his wife Sally are the co-owners of Ultralight Adventure Equipment who manufacture fully featured lightweight packs. Judging by their popularity on the trail there are quite a few ultralight adventurers out there. Whether you are hiking 2 miles or 2000 miles ULA makes the packs that will make all your adventures more enjoyable. We had a chance…

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June 16, 2011

Where in the world is Fritz Handel? In the remote woods of Iskut British Columbia of course! But he’s not just sitting on his laurels out there pondering the mountains and trees. When he isn’t out walking Fritz is hard at work building miniature pieces of metal art otherwise known as Bushbuddy Stoves. The craftsmanship on these has to be…

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June 14, 2011

Pump it, stir it, nuke it, suck it. Yep, there are plenty of ways to make clean water; each with their pro’s and con’s. The following setup is low tech, doubles as a hydration pack, and provides a means of caching up to 6L of water with one trip to the water source. It’s not the absolute lightest option, however…

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June 1, 2011

We did it! The site is online! Beer time, see ya later 🙂 Ok, ok… this is Hike It. Like It. It’s June 1st and we’re finally live after much deliberation and little bit of work here and there. Still lots to do as far as the website layout and formatting. Over the next couple of weeks it should be…

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May 30, 2011

You could say this is more of a roundup than a review (see, I just said it). How about we just take a look at 4 different sets of poles and see how they stack up against each other? When I opened the gear closet and everything piled out on top of me I grabbed the first four sets of…

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May 11, 2011

Joe Valesko is a serious guy. Usually I’d say “hey lighten up!” but it just so happens that Joe is serious about ultralight hiking – a triple crowner, and he’s already way lighter than most of us. Joe’s the man behind Zpacks whose name is synanomous with ultralight backpacks and shelters as well as other accessories, specializing in Cuben Fiber…

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May 9, 2011

Update circa 2015: Devin has had several business ventures go south with an avalanche of angry customers out there – we advise strong caution if you’re considering a purchase from any of his companies. Although we don’t support the way Devin has conducted himself we will leave this interview up, which was written prior to the development of the issues…

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