Alpen Fuel Journal

  • 7 Essential Pieces of Gear for First Time Backpackers

    Going on your first backpacking trip can be very intimidating, especially if you have never slept outside!  Here are a couple tried and true pieces of gear that can help get your first trip off on the right foot...
  • Backpacking Black Friday Deals 2019

    We scoured the interwebs to bring you the best Black Friday deals of 2019!  Expiration dates for sales and promo codes are listed when known. Alpe...
  • 30 Gifts For Hikers That Are Way Better Than a Boring Old Pair of Socks

    Hikers and backpackers can be very hard to shop for.  They are generally demanding and picky about their gear (I'm talking about you UL crowd).  The Alpen Fuel team has sorted through a ton...
  • How to Eliminate Hiking Blisters Forever (Almost)

      I put on a fair number of miles in the summer.  Lots of miles with broken-in boots and semi trail hardened feet.  But still, I occasionally got...
  • 5 Reasons Everyone Should Own A Satellite Messenger Device

    Cell phone service in the United States is taken for granted.  However, 90% of the world's surface still lacks reliable cell phone coverage.  It's...