by the Outdoor Research Team Planning on tromping through frosted peaks after the Polar Vortex, heading out for a hike during this spring’s colossal snow melt or lacing up for an ultra-long trail run? The extra layer of protection from gaiters will help keep your outing a challenging adventure rather than a painful sufferfest.
Earlier this month, I started geeking out about new gear I picked up in preparation for my three and half day camping trip to Zion National Park this Labor Day weekend. The one week countdown is here, so I thought I should figure out how I’m going to fit it all in my pack.
For our second day of cubicle cooking, we pulled out four very tasty sounding main course meals from Backpacker’s Pantry to try: Chicken Alfredo, Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry, Pad Thai and Beef Stroganoff.
The standard cost of lunch at a fast food restaurant these days seems to be about $5, so to kick things off for our week of trail foods, Trent and I thought we’d take a look at trail lunches for $5 or less. From my experience with trail eating, it’s important to consider your the purpose of your meal – backcountry lunches, for example, shouldn’t be too heavy but should provide you with the energy you need to get through the rest of the day.
Get Ready for School With One of ACK’s Top 4 Backpacks The best gear not only performs well on the trail or on the water but also meshes with your everyday life. For students getting ready for back to school, a perfect example of this would be your backpack.
ACK Web Developer Jeremy Arntz is one of the company’s most frequent paddlers who is typically found on the water at Austin’s Lake Travis once or twice a week. Recently, he landed a new piece of gear and wanted to share his excitement about it – the Kelty Noah’s Tarp.
The temperature are creeping up and it’s crucial you stay hydrated matter what you’re doing, whether it be a light run or a multi-day back country excursion. There are a wide variety of ways for you to get the H2O you need.
A coworker recently lent me their new PowerMonkey Extreme to try out for a camping trip. This portable solar charger and battery combo from Power Traveller is both waterproof and shockproof (waterproof for 30 minutes up to about 3 feet) making it the perfect tool for both paddlers and campers to keep electronics charged.
On my last camping trip I vowed to try something new for my camp cooking and quickly settled on the instant gourmet camping meals from Backpacker’s Pantry. What attracted me to these lightweight pouches was how easy they claimed to be – just add boiling water and eat!