Author: Ryan Malavolta

Backpacking 101: What to put in your pack

Come rain or shine, with a pack full of the essentials, you'll be ready for anything! (Photo: Ryan Malavolta/

You just purchased a sweet new pack from your local outdoor shop; you have a four day weekend ahead of you, and you know exactly where you want to spend it. But what do you fill your backpack with? Which…

Helly Hansen Stockholm Boots review

Helly Hansen Stockholm Boots

A trusty pair of boots are essential for winter in the Rocky Mountains. This was a fact that I only recently accepted. Let me confess: for most of my time in Utah, I wore sneakers year-round. Wet socks, cold feet,…

MSR Windboiler Stove review

The MSR Windboiler stove system in travel mode. All the pieces conveniently store either inside, or as part of the exterior. (Photo: Ryan Malavolta/

A hot meal in the backcountry can cure almost everything that ails you. Sore feet and cold bones melt away when you’re enjoying spoonfuls of your favorite dish. But before you dine, you must cook…and for that you’ll need a…