During late July, 2012, I took a couple of co-workers on a small backpack trip to Mt. St. Helens. I had been putting off trips there for years since I always assumed it had a homogenous landscape, was busy with …

Hey kids, today’s lesson focuses on how to pack a backpack for extended trips into the wild blue yonder. Jimmy Chin from The North Face breaks it down like Tetris; using logic built from experience, he explains the benefits of …

With weather on the mend, it is time to get out and fitted with the right gear for summer.  So take a gander at this NOLS video on pack fitting. Pay attention and take notes! It is extremely important that …

Osprey_Aura_Back Country Backpack Redesigned

                  Here, at US Outdoor, we have been carrying Osprey Backpacks for some time now, and with every passing season comes the changing of the guard; new lines, new conditions of focus, …

Ok, everyone listen up! Today’s lesson is geared toward minimizing gear by maximizing efficiency. In this video, brought to you by NOLS (the National Outdoor Leadership School), you will notice that a few simple steps could save you from carrying …