Outdoors

Sunscreens – Part II: The Solution

When applying sunscreen, one should apply about one ounce (a shot glass full) to all exposed body parts 30 minutes before sun exposure to give the ingredients time to bond to your skin, and every two hours thereafter. Most...

Tick Prevention, Treatment, and Vital Information

Lyme disease · Rocky Mountain spotted fever · Babesiosis · Ehrlichiosis · Tularemia · Anaplasmosis · Colorado Tick Fever · Powassan encephalitis · African cattle disease · Tick-borne relapsing fever · Southern tick-associated rash illnessExotic sounding diseases like these are usually associated...

How to Set Up an Emergency Shelter

In cases of injury, inclement weather or unexpected snow storm, preparedness is key. Eric Whewell, AMGA/IFMGA licensed mountain guide, shows us how to set up an emergency shelter.The Brooks Range Ultralite Guide Tarp is utilized to show that the right shelter...

Short Thru-Hikes for the Office Jockey: Backpack and Still Keep Your Day Job

By Liz ThomasMy good friend Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and worked for 2 years as an AT backcountry ranger…20 years ago. Then he got a desk job, a house, a wife, and a dog and has...

Quick Tips for Choosing the Right Gear for You

Fall is a great time to pick up deals on gear as outdoor shops transition from their summer stock to their winter selections. But don’t be fooled into just picking up the first tent that catches your eye on the...

Fast and Light: 6 Tips to Carry Less Stuff in the Outdoors

By Liz Thomas Everyone knows that when you carry a lighter pack into the woods, you can hike longer, stronger, faster, and in less pain. But the nuts and bolts of lightening a pack can be intimidating—how do you know...

USA National Snowshoe Team

Hi everyone at Brooks-Range Mountaineering! I just returned home with a silver medal from the 2012 World Snowshoe Championships and want to write to you and say thank you!Thank you so much for your sponsorship of the 2011 USA...

The Versatility of the Stubai Tent

By Dorn Van DommelenFor years I’ve wanted to have a floorless tent for various Alaskan adventures: an easy-to-pitch shelter that could be thrown up during a downpour as a lunchtime sanctuary, or a winter cooking/sleeping shelter that could squeeze...

Adventures to the Edge of the Earth

DCIM100GOPROGOPR0618.Words and photos courtesy of Alison Criscitiello2016 has been an icy whirlwind thus far, and my favorite kind – ping ponging between polar ice core projects and oxygen-depleted climbing objectives. In the spring, I headed alone to the northernmost reaches...

Bear Necessities: What You Need To Know About Bear Spray

By Kevin Tatsugawa, Brooks-Range Ambassador  Brown bears (aka grizzly bears) are at the top of the food chain in North America. They are ferocious predators that are more than a match for any person. Yet they are also cute, cuddly,...

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Best Sleeping Bag for Camping

Whether you’re curled up out under the open sky or tucked away safely in your tent, you’ll be depending...