The Garmin Fenix 2 squeezes a fully-featured GPS unit, altimeter, barometer, digital compass, geocaching tool, fishing guide and a host of other features into a wristwatch. Backpacking North puts it through its paces.
Spring is here, and with it a desire to clear out some of the less-used items in my gear closet. If you're looking for a bargain shelter, pack or other goodies, read on.
The Ultralight Makeover series looked in detail at ways to transform your backpacking experience. Now we put it all together and take a look at Backpacking North's typical kit list, how much it all weighs, and how someone wanting to move towards ultralight methodologies can take their fist steps along the road to a lighter load.
A brief "wintermission" and a quick look into the future of Backpacking North, while work is frantically being done behind the scenes to complete the new website.