PMags.com http://www.pmags.com Practical advice and musings on the outdoors, hiking, backpacking, ski touring and camping. Mon, 02 May 2016 22:16:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.1 May Day Weekend Backpacking…on skis! http://www.pmags.com/may-day-weekend-backpacking-on-skis http://www.pmags.com/may-day-weekend-backpacking-on-skis#respond Mon, 02 May 2016 13:37:07 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11113 A backpacking trip for May 1st weekend. Fresh powder, winter-like conditions and beautiful terrain. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/may-day-weekend-backpacking-on-skis/feed 0 Gear review: Deuce of Spades http://www.pmags.com/gear-review-deuce-of-spades http://www.pmags.com/gear-review-deuce-of-spades#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:54:13 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11093 A lightweight, durable and compact trowel for doing what needs to be done. Useful in more popular backcountry areas. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/gear-review-deuce-of-spades/feed 8 What is rotten snow? http://www.pmags.com/what-is-rotten-snow http://www.pmags.com/what-is-rotten-snow#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 01:09:38 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11078 A brief explanation of what is "rotten snow". And why it is best to not plan on extended travel in these conditions. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/what-is-rotten-snow/feed 4 An encounter with a Northern Goshawk http://www.pmags.com/an-encounter-with-a-northern-goshawk http://www.pmags.com/an-encounter-with-a-northern-goshawk#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:10:25 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11041 There was only one incident where I ever felt threatened by a wild animal. Where? In the "wilds" of Rhode Island. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/an-encounter-with-a-northern-goshawk/feed 2 Spring wildflower hunt http://www.pmags.com/spring-wildflower-hunt http://www.pmags.com/spring-wildflower-hunt#respond Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:54:46 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11033 A few hours in the foothills with my camera? It means looking for spring wildflowers. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/spring-wildflower-hunt/feed 0 LWCF permanently reinstated http://www.pmags.com/lwcf-permanently-reinstated http://www.pmags.com/lwcf-permanently-reinstated#respond Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:23:50 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11020 The Land and Water Conservation Fund was reinstated. A victory for the outdoors! ]]> http://www.pmags.com/lwcf-permanently-reinstated/feed 0 Fish on a bicycle – Useless gear concepts http://www.pmags.com/fish-on-a-bicycle-useless-gear-concepts http://www.pmags.com/fish-on-a-bicycle-useless-gear-concepts#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 22:33:47 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=10985 Some gear concepts boggle the mind for three-season backpacking. Why are they so popular? A very opinionated list. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/fish-on-a-bicycle-useless-gear-concepts/feed 28 Discovery vs Safety – The Balance http://www.pmags.com/discovery-vs-safety-the-balance http://www.pmags.com/discovery-vs-safety-the-balance#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 04:30:47 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=10960 How to plan, have a measure of safety but still have a sense of discovery when outdoors? ]]> http://www.pmags.com/discovery-vs-safety-the-balance/feed 3 Springtime Snow http://www.pmags.com/springtime-snow http://www.pmags.com/springtime-snow#respond Tue, 19 Apr 2016 03:31:13 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=10952 A spring snow storm is a bridge between the seasons. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/springtime-snow/feed 0 So long to The Trail Show http://www.pmags.com/so-long-to-the-trail-show http://www.pmags.com/so-long-to-the-trail-show#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2016 06:16:04 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=10909 It has been a fun three years of beer, trails and nonsense, but it is time for me to move on. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/so-long-to-the-trail-show/feed 15