August 2014

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August 2014 Cover of Backpacker Magazine
Boundary Waters, Minnesota image by Bryan Hansel

Hand-built wooden canoes favored by many Boundary Waters travelers.

Insider's Guide: Boundary Waters


Image of children hiking by Dennis Lewon

Photo by Dennis Lewon

The Kids Are Alright: Family Camping


Best Stories of 2014 - You'll face a long glacier on day two of a weeklong trek in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (Photo by Hage Photo)

ICED: You'll face a long glacier on day two of a weeklong trek in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (Photo by Hage Photo)

Proving Grounds: Top 10 Hard Hikes


Best Stories of 2014 - Anish

photo: Nick Hall

A Ghost Among Us

Gear
Vest-Off: 4 vest options suited to any condition
REI Windbrake Vest
Rab Strata Vest
Feathered Friends Daybreak Vest
Ibex Shak Stretchy Vest

BF Ibex Vest
Ecco BIOM Terrain Plus hiking boot - image by Ben Fullerton

Ecco BIOM Terrain Plus hiking boot (Ben Fullerton)

The Only Boots You Need
7 midweight hiking boots


Survival

Eye The Sky image by Steven McBride

(Photo by Steven McBride)

How to Assess a Developing Storm

Out Alive: Mauled By A Grizzly

Stay Safe In Bear Country

Saved by a Space Blanket


Skills

Cooking Trout Over Campfire image by Carmel Zucker

Lemon Herb Trout (photo by Carmel Zucker)

Hike Hard, Eat Well
From trail mix to trout, upgrade every meal with this guide to recipes, cooking skills, and nutrition.

Hang A Bear Bag In 5 Minutes...In The Dark

Capturing Wildflower Heaven

More coming soon!