Author: Life in a Pack

Going the distance on Miles and Mountains

Take a listen as Life in a Pack founders Ned Stratton and Brian Anderson discuss the origin of LifePack, the ultimate survival and adventure pack, with Nick from the Miles and Mountains Podcast. In this hour-long podcast, Ned also discusses the purpose of LifePack, some of his experiences growing up near the Cascades of Washington […]

Phoenix hiking: day-tripping up to Flatiron

The Flatiron hike in Arizona can be challenging for beginners as it involves steep inclines and rocky terrain over a round trip of about 7 miles. However, with proper preparation and supplies, it can be completed safely and successfully, even by beginning hikers. Supplies to bring include: Preparation for the hike includes: Remember to follow […]

Looking for adventure along the Deschutes

The Deschutes River in Oregon offers a wide range of hiking opportunities for outdoor adventurers. Here are some of the most popular areas to hike along the Deschutes River: These areas might interest you for several reasons. First, they offer breathtaking scenery and unique natural features, such as stunning waterfalls and towering rock formations, which […]

Bikepacking vs. Backpacking: lightweight or ultralight?

Ultralight and lightweight tents are two different types of tents that are designed for outdoor activities such as backpacking and bikepacking. Both types of tents are designed to be lightweight and portable, but there are key differences between them that can greatly impact your experience on the trail. A lightweight tent typically weighs between 2-4 […]

Fixing or replacing a zipper on your tent

Fixing a zipper on a backpacking tent can be a simple task or a more complicated one, depending on the problem. Replacing the zipper completely is also an option, but it can be more involved and time-consuming. If the zipper is simply stuck or difficult to zip, applying a silicone-based lubricant to the teeth of […]

Sleeping bag and pad choices for the Colorado Rockies

When backpacking in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, choosing the right sleeping pad and sleeping bag can make a big difference in your overall comfort and enjoyment of your trip. Here are some key factors to consider when choosing these essential items: Temperature Rating: In the Rocky Mountains, temperatures can drop significantly at night, especially […]

How to pick one tent among many options

When it comes to choosing a tent for your next camping or hiking trip, there are many options available, ranging from basic tents purchased from Amazon to high-end models from brands such as Big Agnes and Zpacks. While each of these types of tents has its own unique advantages and disadvantages, understanding the key differences […]