Bear canisters now required for overnight trips in Desolation Wilderness
RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – An order is now in place to reduce negative human-bear interactions. The Lake Tahoe Forest Service is requiring bear canisters for overnight visitors heading to Desolation Wilderness. “In recent years, the bears in Desolation Wilderness have become more aggressive in their search for food,” said Lisa Herron, public affairs specialist at […]
Dr. Bronner’s Says Hikers Can Use Their Soap for Anything. I Tried it.
This article originally appeared on Backpacker For years, backpackers have been bringing their trusty multitools into the backcountry. It’s a way to be prepared for various scenarios while being as space-and-weight-efficient as possible. Single-use pieces of gear are inconvenient when you have to carry the weight of them all on your back. I’m by no […]
MSR Freelite Backpacking Tent Review: Ultralight and Comfortable
My backpacking life is an endless struggle between my desire to carry as little weight as possible and my desire for comfort. Lately, comfort has come to mean good food. That is: real food, not the typical dehydrated, boil-in-pouch, backpacking food. If I can carve a little weight out of my basic kit—tent, sleeping bag, […]