backpacking

Timex WS4 Expedition Watch Review

“Before I curl into my sleeping bag, I note the current altitude and barometric pressure,” Anker said. “In the few hours I sleep if I see a change in the altitude or barometric pressure I can get an idea of the coming weather patterns. As it is an inverse relationship between altitude and barometric pressure, if I wake at the same or lower elevation I can be confident the atmospheric pressure has remained constant. If I rise to a higher altitude, I need to be aware as there is a chance of a low pressure moving in.” [...]

WENGER/SWISS ARMY EIGER BOOT

With all the modern choices hikers have in equipment today, the feet are the primary transportation mode. And taking care of the feet is vital to any successful back-pack, through-hike, or one-day summit attempts in the Summer is often determined by the choice of boot. The Wenger/Swiss Army Eiger boot is a hiker that warrants thoughtful consideration. Eiger uses cutting-edge technology unheard of 10 years ago. Enter the Eiger sanctioned footbed of this high-country shoe. [...]