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How long to boil water?

Most backpackers these days treat their water in the backcountry through a few commonly known options. When I state “treat” their water what I mean is to make it potable or safe to drink. The most common option is to use a filter and there’s all kinds of […]

Hey, You Gonna Eat That?

I’m no ultra-light backpacker, but one of the mistakes I make from time to time is carrying too much food.  Why, there was one trip long ago when I actually begged a black bear to take most of my food!  He looked at me with disdain, said “I […]