philipwerner

130 reviewer rep
130 forum posts
joined Aug 13, 2009

I am a: male backpacker
Location: Massachusetts
Occupation: Outdoor Writer and Educator
Website: http://SectionHiker.com

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Mountaineering
Ice climbing
Rock climbing
Kayaking
Trail Maintenance

Vitals

Height5 lbs 11 inches
Weight~190
Torso Length17 inches
Boot/Shoe Size9.5 US
Jacket/Shirt SizeXL
Pant SizeXL

I'm really into the outdoors and have been since I was a teenager. My current obsession is 4-season backpacking and I log over 500 miles a year. When I'm not section hiking the Appalachian Trail, I roam around in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. I also maintain a hiking trail on the western face of Mt Washington.

Gear Reviews (7)

user rating: 5 of 5 Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Mini 10/08/2010
user rating: 3.5 of 5 CamelBak Flow Meter 2/17/2010
user rating: 3 of 5 Aquamira Frontier Pro Filter 11/20/2009
user rating: 3 of 5 Bota of Boulder Outback Water Filtration System 11/19/2009
user rating: 3 of 5 Aquamira Water Bottle with Microbiological Filter 11/18/2009
user rating: 3 of 5 Katadyn Micro Bottle 11/17/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 EcoUsable Ech2o Filtered Water Bottle 25 oz 11/16/2009

Blog Posts

Safe Travel in Avalanche Terrain January 3, 2012
Winter Traction: An Introduction to Snowshoes and Crampons December 6, 2011
Treat Your Feet to a Pair of Custom Hiking Boots November 16, 2011
Hyperlite Debuts Cuben Fiber Climbing Packs November 7, 2011
Hunting Season Safety Tips November 2, 2011
Learning Wilderness First Aid October 26, 2011
Backpacking Coast-to-Coast Across Scotland October 21, 2011
Following Atticus: Man and Dog Tackle the Winter Whites October 14, 2011
In Praise of Autumn Paddling October 12, 2011
Guide to Lightweight Backpacking July 20, 2011
Lightweight Backpacking: Stove Systems July 14, 2011
Lightweight Backpacking: Backpack Makeover June 27, 2011
Lightweight Backpacking: Sleeping Bag Makeover June 20, 2011
Lightweight Backpacking: Shelter Makeover June 13, 2011
An Introduction to Lightweight Backpacking June 8, 2011
Gear Review: CamelBak Flow Meter February 17, 2010
Gear Review: In-Bottle Water Filters November 16, 2009

Forum Posts

Rescue in nh January 1, 2013
How to Become a Better Hiker September 7, 2012
Big Agnes Replaces Tent Zippers with Magnets August 2, 2012
Justin Lichter Publishes "Trail-Tested" Hiking Tips June 19, 2012
Hiking shoes December 10, 2011
Crescent Moon calls its Black Kilo snowshoe a "complete carbon fiber solution” February 9, 2012
Black Diamond Icon-Polar lights up cold-weather climbing January 27, 2012
Brooks-Range offers water-resistant DownTek January 26, 2012
Cookware: Titanium, Aluminum, or...Paper? January 10, 2012
Safe Travel in Avalanche Terrain January 3, 2012
Alternatives to Hilleberg tents? December 27, 2011
Winter Traction: An Introduction to Snowshoes and Crampons December 6, 2011
Treat Your Feet to a Pair of Custom Hiking Boots November 16, 2011
Hyperlite Debuts Cuben Fiber Climbing Packs November 7, 2011
Hunting Season Safety Tips November 2, 2011
Learning Wilderness First Aid October 26, 2011
Backpacking Coast-to-Coast Across Scotland October 21, 2011
Sawyer squeeze filter September 3, 2011
Following Atticus: Man and Dog Tackle the Winter Whites October 14, 2011
In Praise of Autumn Paddling October 12, 2011