If you are going somewhere rugged and wild and need a camera backpack, check out gear editor Bjorn Dihle uses when he is guiding in Alaska.
Bjorn Dihle shares tales from the good life bushwacking, beach walking, and packrafting on Kuiu Island in southeast Alaska.
Editor Susan Sommer shares the jacket, headlamp, gaiters and other hiking gear she takes with her when exploring Alaska trails.
Having the best packraft will open up possibilities for adventure.
Photo by Mauro Paillex / Unsplash. A renaissance mountain man, lifelong Alaskan Ed Shanley has stories stretching across the state. He’s humble, likeable, and a favorite human being to anyone who knows him. That said, pound for pound he’s likely the most versatile and accomplished guide in the north. He’s guided ice climbing, glacier trekking, wildlife viewing, hunting, fishing, and reality television productions. But far and away, Ed is most passionate about big mountains. He’s guided many of the world’s most extreme snowboarders and skiers in Alaska’s remote wilderness and brutal conditions. Based in Juneau, Ed guides helicopter skiing and ski mountaineering trips through his company, Alaska Powder Descents. When not in the mountains, Ed can be found around his cabin on the Taku River with his family enjoying the wilderness. He’s always happy to discuss wild places and trips at firstname.lastname@example.org. Gear descriptions by Ed Shanley Garmin Inreach SE+ I rely both…
Patagonia’s Triolet Jacket is a breathable and waterproof jacket that held its own against the wind, snow, and rain of southeast Alaska.
All your questions answered about whether Alaskans love tall tales, Balto the house cat, organic tofu bacon, and truth or dare in the far north.
Bush pilot Brett Coblentz recommends his favorite rifle, boots, trekking poles, GPS, and socks.
Gear Editor Bjorn Dihle recommends the Coleman Guide Series Dual-Fuel Stove as the best stove for friends and family.
Poet and chef Jeremy Pataky on the gear he carries for hunting, harvesting, hiking, and backcountry inspiration.