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Dan Feldman, author of Long Distance Hiking, blogs about gear, trails, techniques, and other outdoor issues.

Chocolate Nut Bar

I tried to think of a fancy name for the Chocolate Nut Bar, but ultimately settled on Chocolate Nut Bar.  Honestly, I’m too tired to give it a fancy name, but what it lacks in nom de guerre it makes up for in flavor and practicality!  I wish there was …

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Death of the Wood Stove

Apologies if you’ve clicked here thinking this post is about wood stoves for homes.  Even though I’m typing this post while sitting …

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Does Pack Weight Matter?

Just like everyone like everyone knows that Twinkies have an infinite shelf life, it has long been the case that hiking experts …

Sierra Nevada Snow Travel

Sierra Nevada Snow Pack

Each year, Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers encounter the question of whether the snow pack in the Sierra Nevada will permit easy passage …

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Trekker

For now, let’s suspend the obvious and look at the big picture.  Trekker, Google’s new technology for mapping the wilds of the …

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Bear Baiting

Bear baiting will be back on the ballot in the State of Maine after the secretary of state today certified 63,626 petition …

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Calorie Density

Long distance hikers are all over the board when it comes to food.  On one end there’s the “food as fuel” camp–the …