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130 reviewer rep
130 forum posts
joined Aug 13, 2009

I am a: backpacker
Location: Massachusetts
Occupation: Outdoor Writer and Educator


Ice climbing
Rock climbing
Trail Maintenance


Height5 lbs 11 inches
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

Articles (17)

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


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