One of my favorite car camping, backpacking, and mountaineering meals is fireside quesadillas. This is usually good for the first night unless you’re in a cold enough area to keep food frozen or chilled (winter or high altitude climbing) or you have a cooler (car camping, canoeing, etc).
If you have a fire and a grill, you can cook these over the fire. Otherwise use a pan. Even a tiny backpacking frying pan does the trick, you just need to fold ’em to cook all parts. Continue reading “Fireside Quesadillas”
When you bought your pack, it may have had a loop (or two!) on the bottom to hold your ice axe(s), but… how do you attach the axe to your pack?
I never knew how myself, but on a recent snowshoeing and backpacking trip, George showed my how and the solution rocks!
First, drop the ice axe down through the loop, so the head is above the loop and the shaft is through and below the loop with the pick side facing the middle of the pack.
Now fold it up and secure it to your pack using whatever the manufacturer put in line with the folded up shaft. Continue reading “How To Attach an Ice Axe to Your Pack”