PMags.com http://www.pmags.com Practical advice and musings on the outdoors, hiking, backpacking, ski touring and camping. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:05:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 http://i1.wp.com/www.pmags.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/cropped-site-photo-2.jpg?fit=32%2C32 PMags.com http://www.pmags.com 32 32 The AliExpress wormhole http://www.pmags.com/the-aliexpress-wormhole http://www.pmags.com/the-aliexpress-wormhole#respond Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:05:05 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=12338 AliExpress is becoming more and more of a choice for outdoor gear. Some observations. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/the-aliexpress-wormhole/feed 0 FKT meets Jerry Springer http://www.pmags.com/fkt-meets-jerry-springer http://www.pmags.com/fkt-meets-jerry-springer#comments Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:47:52 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=12324 Another FKT record. And then another controversy. So it goes. And will probably be how it will go again next year. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/fkt-meets-jerry-springer/feed 10 Gear review: Six Moon Designs Skyscape Trekker http://www.pmags.com/gear-review-six-moon-designs-skyscape-trekker http://www.pmags.com/gear-review-six-moon-designs-skyscape-trekker#comments Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:33:23 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=12315 A reasonably priced 24 oz shelter that works well for my shoulder season, group trips or when it is insect prone. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/gear-review-six-moon-designs-skyscape-trekker/feed 1 Gear review: ULA CDT backpack http://www.pmags.com/gear-review-ula-cdt-backpack http://www.pmags.com/gear-review-ula-cdt-backpack#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:44:35 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=12299 An older lighter weight warhorse that works well if you need to go lighter, enjoy versatility, durability and venture off-trail. Bonus: Not expensive. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/gear-review-ula-cdt-backpack/feed 2 Wind River Obscure Route http://www.pmags.com/wind-river-obscure-route http://www.pmags.com/wind-river-obscure-route#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2016 04:11:21 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=12290 A simple backpacking trip mainly on the Wind River Indian Reservation land. Obscure and faded trails. Washed out bridges. Cold and wet weather. And all good. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/wind-river-obscure-route/feed 10 Wind River Dreaming http://www.pmags.com/wind-river-dreaming http://www.pmags.com/wind-river-dreaming#comments Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:15:11 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=12278 Off to the Winds for a week of backpacking bliss. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/wind-river-dreaming/feed 3 Sand to Alpine: Great Sand Dunes to Ellingwood http://www.pmags.com/sand-to-alpine-great-sand-dunes-to-ellingwood http://www.pmags.com/sand-to-alpine-great-sand-dunes-to-ellingwood#comments Wed, 07 Sep 2016 22:46:50 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=12265 A weekend backpacking trip from the Great Sand Dunes National Park to the Blanca group. On the trip I was with Cam Honan of The Hiking Life. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/sand-to-alpine-great-sand-dunes-to-ellingwood/feed 1 Quick Tip: Measuring distance with a lanyard http://www.pmags.com/quick-tip-measuring-distance-with-a-lanyard http://www.pmags.com/quick-tip-measuring-distance-with-a-lanyard#comments Thu, 01 Sep 2016 01:35:44 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=12238 A quick and dirty way of estimating map mileage using a compass lanyard or similar sized string. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/quick-tip-measuring-distance-with-a-lanyard/feed 3 GPS mileage discrepancies http://www.pmags.com/gps-mileage-discrepancies http://www.pmags.com/gps-mileage-discrepancies#comments Tue, 30 Aug 2016 21:42:52 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=12182 A map, guidebook or race course has one set of mileage listed. Your GPS device has more mileage listed or, rarely, less mileage. Why? ]]> http://www.pmags.com/gps-mileage-discrepancies/feed 13 New Mexico Walk: Columbine – Hondo Wilderness http://www.pmags.com/new-mexico-walk-columbine-hondo-wilderness http://www.pmags.com/new-mexico-walk-columbine-hondo-wilderness#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 02:41:45 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=12165 A weekend backpacking in the Columbine - Hondo Wilderness of New Mexico. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/new-mexico-walk-columbine-hondo-wilderness/feed 0