Sunday’s Column – Wise Words On Camping

May 6, 2013 by

We recently had our annual spring campout with the Mighty Men of Pack 47. Bittersweet in a way. Youngest SON of Thunder will be moving...

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The White Monkey Talks Gear: Cooking Systems

Aug 13, 2012 by

In watching new backpackers, I always notice they bring too much “stuff.” A good rule of thumb is take out half of...

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The White Monkey Talks Gear: Pillows

Aug 6, 2012 by

Sometimes, small creature comforts are important, especially when you’re new to backpacking. One of those is a pillow. And no,...

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The White Monkey Talks Gear: Chairs

Jul 30, 2012 by

Let’s address the monkey in the room right off the bat. How does one even consider taking a chair backpacking? Isn’t the...

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The White Monkey Talks Gear: Sleeping Pads

Jul 10, 2012 by

Everyone who’s not into backpacking, or even those just getting started, think sleeping pads are solely for comfort. That would...

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The White Monkey Talks Gear: Sleeping Bags

Jun 25, 2012 by

Sleeping bags are like cars – they come in all different sizes, shapes and colors. And if you priced some of the higher-end...

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