Mountainsmith invented the hiking fanny....er....lumbar pack, and now they have released a brand new version of the popular "Tour" lumbar pack for 2020! The specs look great, but is it worthy of the anvil? We'll see! FULL VIDEO HERE!
FREE CHECKLIST! Forgetting things on the trail can be frustrating and even dangerous. In this video I go over my planning strategy and provide you with a FREE backpacking / hiking checklist that you can download and modify to suit your needs. FULL VIDEO AND CHECKLIST HERE!
Kennedy Meadows (North) is a popular stop on the Tahoe-Yosemite trail (and for PCT hikers just up the road). This trail is one of the longest sections that does not cross over a major road and the Relief Reservoir hike has creeks, rivers, bridges and offers some cool old machinery, a cave, and an explorable … Continue reading Kennedy Meadows to Relief Reservoir Hike
In this special "office" edition of Backcountry Pilgrim, I look at my Everyday Carry (EDC) items and review my tactical messenger bag - the 5.11 Rush Delivery Lima. FULL VIDEO HERE!
Last time we looked at how to avoid problems when hiking in the heat - but what happens when those measures fail? Dehydration, Heat Exhaustion, and even Heat Stroke. Here's how to tell and what to do if these illnesses arise. FULL VIDEO HERE!
Sierra Point was Ansel Adam's inspiration and is the only place in Yosemite where four major waterfalls can be seen at once. Yet it's not on any (modern) maps. An avalanche in the 70's wiped out the trail and it was never rebuilt. But it can be found. And it is worth it! FULL VIDEO … Continue reading Finding the Lost Sierra Point Trail in Yosemite
Three hikers. Three videos. Three pieces of gear (each). Come hang out with me, Mark from Mark Goes Hiking, and Crow from As the Crow Flies Hiking as we discuss our main gear choices for backpacking! FULL VIDEO HERE!
It's my CHANNELVERSARY!!! Thank you all SO MUCH for the last year! I hope to continue providing you with quality content to help make your hiking, backpacking, and camping (and who knows, maybe even the Camino!) even better. GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT: And the winner is . . . watch the video! Then contact me via email … Continue reading It’s Backcountry Pilgrim’s “Channelversary”!
Summer has come and it's finally time to get back to hiking after quarantine! But now it's HOT! Here is the clothing and gear I use so I can keep hiking safely and comfortably even when it's hot. FULL VIDEO HERE!
Here is some tech that is good for car camping, pre-hiking, and - for some - even backpacking. First, an emergency radio powered by batteries, built-in solar panel, or hand crank, that features an NOAA weather band, adjustable flashlight, tube reading light, audio+visual distress signal, and a USB charger. Second, a DC inverter for AC … Continue reading Tech for Car Camping or Pre-Trail Use