PMags.com http://www.pmags.com Practical advice and musings on the outdoors, hiking, backpacking, ski touring and camping. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 04:02:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 Off-trail hiking vs. Bushwhacking http://www.pmags.com/off-trail-hiking-vs-bushwhacking http://www.pmags.com/off-trail-hiking-vs-bushwhacking#respond Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:54:15 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=12117 Bushwhacking may be off-trail. But not all off-trail hiking is bushwhacking. Here's what I think are the differences. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/off-trail-hiking-vs-bushwhacking/feed 0 Twenty-four hours in Lost Creek http://www.pmags.com/twenty-four-hours-in-lost-creek http://www.pmags.com/twenty-four-hours-in-lost-creek#respond Tue, 23 Aug 2016 04:02:12 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=12102 A relaxing ~25 mile trip the Lost Creek Wilderness. A touch of fall was in the air. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/twenty-four-hours-in-lost-creek/feed 0 Walking Man – The Secret Life of Colin Fletcher http://www.pmags.com/walking-man-the-secret-life-of-colin-fletcher http://www.pmags.com/walking-man-the-secret-life-of-colin-fletcher#comments Fri, 19 Aug 2016 06:00:15 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=12073 A review of a recently released biography of Colin Fletcher. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/walking-man-the-secret-life-of-colin-fletcher/feed 5 TBT Gear: Coghlan’s outdoor gear http://www.pmags.com/tbt-gear-coghlans-outdoor-gear http://www.pmags.com/tbt-gear-coghlans-outdoor-gear#comments Thu, 18 Aug 2016 06:17:32 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11963 A look at a company whose gear always seems to creep into a person's outdoor kit at one time or another. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/tbt-gear-coghlans-outdoor-gear/feed 4 And now for something completely different… http://www.pmags.com/and-now-for-something-completely-different http://www.pmags.com/and-now-for-something-completely-different#comments Thu, 18 Aug 2016 02:23:00 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=12057 Should I be flattered? Perplexed? Or just skeeved out? :) ]]> http://www.pmags.com/and-now-for-something-completely-different/feed 4 Backpacker Magazine – March, 1989 http://www.pmags.com/backpacker-magazine-march-1989 http://www.pmags.com/backpacker-magazine-march-1989#comments Tue, 16 Aug 2016 06:09:00 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11360 A look at an older copy of Backpacker Magazine that details the Triple Crown trails...and shows how discussing the outdoors has evolved. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/backpacker-magazine-march-1989/feed 1 Mountain bikes in the wilderness http://www.pmags.com/mountain-bikes-in-the-wilderness http://www.pmags.com/mountain-bikes-in-the-wilderness#comments Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:40:52 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=12015 Thoughts on mountain bikes in designated wilderness areas. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/mountain-bikes-in-the-wilderness/feed 6 Who are you? http://www.pmags.com/who-are-you http://www.pmags.com/who-are-you#comments Fri, 12 Aug 2016 21:09:41 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11937 I was asked recently "What kind of hiking am I doing?" Here's an answer. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/who-are-you/feed 10 Bears and food storage: Looking ahead http://www.pmags.com/bears-and-food-storage-looking-ahead http://www.pmags.com/bears-and-food-storage-looking-ahead#comments Wed, 10 Aug 2016 23:10:16 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11914 In the backcountry, regulations mandating bear canisters are becoming more common. I see more of these mandates in the years ahead. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/bears-and-food-storage-looking-ahead/feed 2 Book review: Dear Bob and Sue http://www.pmags.com/book-review-dear-bob-and-sue http://www.pmags.com/book-review-dear-bob-and-sue#respond Tue, 09 Aug 2016 23:49:10 +0000 http://www.pmags.com/?p=11899 A look at a lighthearted read about traveling to all the National Parks in the United States. ]]> http://www.pmags.com/book-review-dear-bob-and-sue/feed 0