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Mazama Bars: Meal Replacement That Keeps You Energized and Hiking Longer

If you’re like me, you’ve eaten thousands of meal replacement and energy bars that have the consistency of a cardboard box. Most of them taste

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Backcountry Boozin: Taking Your Favorite Drinks on the Trail

For those of you of age, it’s not hard to cut loose on a backpacking trip when you’re in your element. You climb hard and

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The 3 Backpacking Stoves That Every Outdoorsman Should Own

Backpacking season is just around the corner here in Oregon. Every backpacker, whether you’re a lightweight fiend or an amenity mule, needs a good reliable

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The 24 Essentials You Need in The Backcountry: The Ready Bag

The “Ready Bag” is a stuff sack of essentials that every backpacker, backcountry skier, and outdoorsman should carry. While hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in

February 21, 2012 Backcountry Skiing, Backpacking
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Review of the Black Diamond Megawatt 2011-12: All You’ll Ever Need for Pond Skimming

When you don’t get what you want try, try again! I bought a set of last years Black Diamond Megawatts demo fleet from a local

February 06, 2012 Backcountry Skiing, Skiing
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Garmont’s Newest Creation: The Cosmos and Celeste 4-Buckle Alpine Touring Boot

Isn’t this boot a thing of beauty Oregon backcountry skiers? Round this time of year, I enjoy reading all the “gearfreak” sites and what they’ve

January 26, 2012 Backcountry Skiing
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Broken Hand Ski Tour

The guys from went to scope out some new lines for when we get some more snow. Check out the cornice we found!

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AIARE Avalanche Course with Three Sisters Backcountry

It’s been dry for the last month on the Oregon Cascade Volcanoes. The lack of flakes has left me wondering if the Avalanche course I

December 18, 2011 Backcountry Skiing
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Touring and Skiing Around Broken Top and a Traverse around Ball Butte

The first part of December 2011 has left Oregon’s mountains bare of of any new snow. So we backcountry skiers pass the time by scoping

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Backcountry Layering: Staying Warm When the Trail is Cold

Every year I struggle to keep up with all the fancy fabrics outdoor apparel manufacturers are coming out with. Many state that they are in

December 08, 2011 Backcountry Skiing, Backpacking