PMags.com http://www.pmags.com Practical advice and musings on the outdoors, hiking, backpacking, ski touring and camping. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:02:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 A map is a suggestion : Troublesome – CDT loop http://www.pmags.com/a-map-is-a-suggestion-troublesome-cdt-loop http://www.pmags.com/a-map-is-a-suggestion-troublesome-cdt-loop#respond Tue, 26 Jul 2016 02:58:51 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11781 A backpacking trip in a lightly used area. And some thoughts on the future of wilderness management. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/a-map-is-a-suggestion-troublesome-cdt-loop/feed 0 Quick Tips: Backpacking rules of thumb http://www.pmags.com/quick-tips-backpacking-rules-of-thumb http://www.pmags.com/quick-tips-backpacking-rules-of-thumb#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:02:23 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11746 A grab bag of some quick answers to some common questions I've answered over the years. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/quick-tips-backpacking-rules-of-thumb/feed 3 PowerLine PowerCup Mobile Inverter http://www.pmags.com/powerline-powercup-mobile-inverter http://www.pmags.com/powerline-powercup-mobile-inverter#respond Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:31:46 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11731 A neat little device I've had for a few years now that really intrigued my friends recently. Perfect for both road trips or disaster preparedness. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/powerline-powercup-mobile-inverter/feed 0 Five more Colorado backpacking loops http://www.pmags.com/five-more-colorado-backpacking-loops http://www.pmags.com/five-more-colorado-backpacking-loops#comments Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:11:56 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11680 Some more backpacking loop ideas for Colorado in the Denver and Boulder area. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/five-more-colorado-backpacking-loops/feed 5 Rhody Rambles 2016 http://www.pmags.com/rhody-rambles-2016 http://www.pmags.com/rhody-rambles-2016#respond Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:31:27 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11657 Some outdoor jaunts while I was in Rhode Island. A few ocean strolls and even a hike through New England forest. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/rhody-rambles-2016/feed 0 The Bondcliffs http://www.pmags.com/the-bondcliffs http://www.pmags.com/the-bondcliffs#comments Mon, 18 Jul 2016 06:04:40 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11650 A hike to the scenic Bondcliffs in New Hampshire. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/the-bondcliffs/feed 3 Off to New England for a week http://www.pmags.com/off-to-new-england-for-a-week http://www.pmags.com/off-to-new-england-for-a-week#comments Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:17:03 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11640 A visit to family in Rhode Island, but I'll be on a backpacking trip in New Hampshire first! ]]> http://www.pmags.com/off-to-new-england-for-a-week/feed 1 A well worn piece of gear over the seasons http://www.pmags.com/a-well-worn-piece-of-gear-over-the-seasons http://www.pmags.com/a-well-worn-piece-of-gear-over-the-seasons#comments Wed, 06 Jul 2016 06:46:44 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11601 My well loved and used boonie hat. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/a-well-worn-piece-of-gear-over-the-seasons/feed 5 What not to dirtbag http://www.pmags.com/what-not-to-dirtbag http://www.pmags.com/what-not-to-dirtbag#comments Tue, 05 Jul 2016 06:23:08 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11593 I'm a big proponent of inexpensive backpacking gear and clothing when it makes sense. But there are some items where it is worth spending more money. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/what-not-to-dirtbag/feed 13 Macro vs Micro navigation http://www.pmags.com/macro-vs-micro-navigation http://www.pmags.com/macro-vs-micro-navigation#comments Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:06:04 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11579 The fine art of making adjustments in the field while navigating in the backcountry. Something learned through experience. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/macro-vs-micro-navigation/feed 1