By Dorn Van Dommelen For years I’ve wanted to have a floorless tent for various Alaskan adventures: an easy-to-pitch shelter that could be thrown up during a downpour as a lunchtime sanctuary, or a winter cooking/sleeping shelter that could squeeze in a crowd in a pinch. So, last year I added a Brooks-Range Stubai tent […]Read more "The Versatility of the Stubai Tent"
Tarps are a simple pleasure. Light, efficient and easy to assemble, they’re a versatile tent alternative for versed backcountry campers. But don’t sweat it, first timers. It’s an easy learning curve. With a trekking pole, some tie-down cord and a tree or two, you can create a protective bastion from an ornery Mother Nature. Brooks-Range […]Read more "Brooks-Range Tarpology: The Wonderful World of Primitive Shelter"
By Liz Thomas Everyone knows that when you carry a lighter pack into the woods, you can hike longer, stronger, faster, and in less pain. But the nuts and bolts of lightening a pack can be intimidating—how do you know you’ve got what you need to be safe when you’re entering areas far from rescue […]Read more "Fast and Light: 6 Tips to Carry Less Stuff in the Outdoors"
To those who don’t know, receiving the “MJ Approved” stamp for the Brooks-Range Foray Tent is quite an honor. Let’s just say it’s the equivalent of an Academy Award but for outdoor gear. The editors at Men’s Journal conduct extensive research and product testing in their search for the highest quality, outdoor-oriented gear. Not to […]Read more "Brooks-Range Foray Tent is Officially Men’s Journal Approved"
Ambassador Silas Rossi reviews the Brooks-Range Stubai Tent on a recent trip to the Ruth Gorge. Stubai Tent from Silas Rossi on Vimeo. On April 10th, 2013 Peter Doucette and I flew to the Ruth Gorge for the second time in two years, our goal being to climb a new route on one of the peaks. […]Read more "Ambassador Silas Rossi Reviews the Brooks-Range Stubai Tent"
From their site. If you’re not familiar with Brooks Range, it’s because they are a fairly new player in the manufacturing game but don’t be wary, these guys know what they’re doing when it comes to producing highly technical equipment… Read More…Read more "Climb High reviews the Foray"
The last of the golden light fades from distant peaks and as you go to open the tent door – the zipper jams. As darkness rapidly descends and you scramble to find the headlamp, you’re reminded that looking after your gear is a priority that is best done on a regular basis in the basement […]Read more "Taking Care of Your Tent"
I woke up in the middle of the night to something brushing my nose. Struggling to come to full consciousness, I realized it was the wall of our large, family-sized dome tent. The breeze that ruffled our hair before bedtime had turned into a full force gale at 2 a.m.. Our then two-year-old daughter slept […]Read more "Tent Talk"
It was my first overnight canoe trip with a school group; I was 13 years old. Overcast skies turned to rain and then flurries. I fought to put on a rubberized rain jacket. I couldn’t find my hat. A headwind kicked the surface of the water in a white chop. It was all I could […]Read more "Facts about Hypothermia"
It can be called chinook, foehn, or zonda. Winds that flow over mountains and onto the plains are usually strong, but warm and dry. In the middle of winter, however, if the temperature doesn’t rise dramatically, most winds are just called nasty. Although official temperatures may remain the same, wind chill becomes an issue. What […]Read more "A Word about Wind Chill"