Gear for Cold Weather Backpacking

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Heading Out In The Cold?

Backpacking in cold weather can be a lot of fun.

It takes a little extra preparation and know-how, but it's easy once you understand how gear works to keep you safe, and how to choose the right gear.

But with so many people telling what you should buy, how do you know what's real?

As a former scientist, I'm a big believer in knowing the why. So many times you hear someone say, "fuel canisters don't work in 20 degrees", but WHY?

Well, I did all the research for you. I'm not going to tell you "buy this", instead I'll walk you through why each piece of gear is important, how it works, and what to look for so you can choose the right gear for you!  

I'll even throw in a few tips so you can be successful on your next cold weather backpacking trip!

This guide is suitable for anyone heading into temps down to 10 degrees Fahrenheit with a few inches of snow on the ground. 

What You'll Find Inside

I go behind the scenes and unravel the basic question as to how things work (including what that sleeping bag rating means).

That's right, I cover how sleeping bags and sleeping pads are rated. And, I'll solve the mystery of how a fuel canister works, along with more information and tips!

Once you know the "how" you can then find the right gear for your backpacking style. 

Don't get caught off guard in the cold. Learn what you need to be prepared. 

Why You Should Trust Me

I'm an experienced backpacking guide specializing in introducing people to the sport and I've seen it all, the good and the bad. I have a pretty good idea of where most people get confused and go wrong. 

I've also been there myself. Trying to dig through all the noise and determine what's fact and what's, well..... someone just saying something with a lot of confidence.

So I've put my science background to work (I actually have an MS in Biochemistry). I researched and tested and figured out the why. We're going to set the record straight, give you the facts (and a few opinions, but those are clearly identified), so you can find the best gear for you and have fun year-round!

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Gear for Cold Weather Backpacking

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