In this tutorial article Dave Xtrekker is going to show you how to make your own caldera cone.

DIY Caldera Cone



Our friend from BackpackingAdventures explains how to make two lightweight alcohol stoves that function great and won’t break the bank. Check out the video below.

How To Build Alcohol Stoves


For making warm backpacking clothing, fleece is a great choice because it is breathable yet has great insulating properties.  Here are a few tips to help with that next fleece project. What is fleece?   Fleece is a synthetic product made from acrylic or polyester material.  Than it is brushed with […]

Sewing Fleece



Although the terms are often used interchangeably, the two main processes of drying foods couldn’t be more different.  Those processes, Dehydrated and Freeze Dried, both remove moisture but that the way the accomplish it are opposites.  One thing that is for certain, one of the best ways to remove weight […]

How Food is Dried


There are many different plastics that are used in plastic hardwarefor backpacking gear.  We will take a look at the two materials that are used in over 90 percent of the hardware produced and what properties each have along with how the environment affects these materials.

Plastic Hardware Materials



Everything you always wanted to know about Amsteel but were afraid to ask.

Amsteel 101


There are many different materials, types and widths of webbing used in the Outdoor industries. Webbing is a strong fabric woven as a flat strip or tube of varying widths and fibers often used in place of rope.

All About Webbing



In this tutorial article we are going to show you how to make your own pack cover.

DIY Pack Cover