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August 13, 2015

It’s interview time again! Who better to pester with a great many questions than Jon Fong, the man behind Flat Cat Gear, and backcountry baker extraordinaire! Jon has not only been crafting ultralight stoves for some time now, he’s also been boiling, baking, steaming, simmering, and frying up all kinds of delicious food using his stoves and various techniques. Are…

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January 26, 2015

We’re starting off 2015 with something a little different. Usually when we do interviews they’re with gear manufacturers; this time around we’ll be talking with a hiker. Join us as we chat with PCT thru-hiker Adam “Easy A” Criswell. From Mexico to Canada, Adam did a great job of updating his blog while passing thru civilization but he has been…

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November 12, 2014

So why, you ask, are we interviewing Bedrock Sandals on Hike It. Like It.? Afterall it’s for those who Hike and Run Free with a Lightweight Mindset… and that would be exactly why. You see, Bedrock Sandals are not synonymous with loafing around in the hammock with a beer in hand. Sure you could do that too (it’s a great…

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May 16, 2014

Borah Gear is a name that just a couple of years ago was unknown even amongst those of us who scour the reaches of the interwebs for interesting and lightweight gear. Since then Borah has built up a good rep in the ultralight hiking community. John West, the proprietor of Borah Gear, has propelled the company forward on that success…

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January 26, 2014

Ok, so I’ve been making a conscious effort to get off this damn blog-post-hiatus. For those who don’t already know, we relocated to our new home in San Rafael right around New Year’s Day. Life’s been a bit chaotic and I think I owe both Joe from ZPacks and Gen from Yama Mountain Gear an apology for essentially sitting on…

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September 25, 2013

Gen Shimizu is a long distance backpacking, cross-country unicycle riding, human rights advocating, awesome lightweight-shelter building type of regular guy. He’s also known as the motive force propelling YAMA Mountain Gear forward and I finally had a chance to speak with him. We touch on everything from raising awareness of human trafficking to the intricacies of Cuben Fiber shelter design.…

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August 2, 2013

These are the times of the self made author, the ascension of the everyman with an opinion, the viral digital soapbox of self glorification. It’s great stuff for those of us who love to read, write, share, and interact with friends and, for whatever reason, totally unknown strangers of the interwebs. Blogs have become a great way to get information…

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February 15, 2013

We’re kicking off February with our first interview of the year. It’s my pleasure to have the chance to talk with HyunSang Lee, founder and director of zerogram, a new gear manufacturer based in Korea. I’m always interested to learn what’s going on outside of the US, especially in the cottage gear scene. Although it’s a fairly young start up,…

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December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!Looking for something to do outside this January? Hit up the GGG! What’s a “GGG” you ask? Grandmother’s Green Gorgonzola?? Good guess, but not quite right. Try: Gathering of Gear Geeks! Yes, it’s that time to get together with like minded light-backpackers, share stories, check out the vast array of gear, and just have a good time. The…

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September 21, 2012

Summer is over and fall is already here, soon the holidays will be upon us. If that doesn’t conjure images of cold weather, snow, and over eating… I’m not sure what will. Speaking of snow, yup, it’s time to start thinking about snowshoeing and snow camping again. Today I talk to Brian Hallgren, co-owner of Northern Lites, to see what’s…

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