Frederick Reimers

Get Paid for It

How to get someone else to pay for your expedition.

Look the Part

Appropriate clothing and blending in with locals in potentially dangerous countries.

Get Fixed

Tips on how to hire a competent fixer abroad.

You Make the Call

When to hire a guide, rent or buy a motorcycle, bring your dog, and get a medic.

Erika Vohman

Introducing our 2011 Reader of the Year and six honorable mention winners.

Big Agnes Zirkel SL 20 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

ULTRALIGHT AND COMPRESSIBLETesters liked Big Agnes's almost entirely recycled synthetic sack (the Skinny Fish; $180) just fine but were blown away by the down-filled Zirkel's warmth-to-packability...

Easton Si2 - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

Mountaineering MasterThe second tent by pole maker Easton, the two-man, single-wall Si2 features the company's proprietary carbon poles, which it claims are stronger than any aluminum pole on the...

The North Face Scorpio - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

A TINY SUMMERWEIGHT BAGThe North Face claims that its revamped line of Flight Series bags are the first synthetic sacks to rival equivalently rated down bags in weight and compressibility. We were...

Exped Woodpecker - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

BUILT TO LASTThe Woodpecker, from Swiss company Exped, is meticulously crafted—just what you'd expect from a nation of legendary watchmakers. (Of course, its heavy-duty zipper is the only moving...