Alpen Fuel Journal

  • Photographing the Backcountry With Scott Osborn

    This week we chat with Scott Osborn, a photographer from Utah.  Scott got our attention on Instagram with his beautiful images of the Southwest.  M...
  • Prana Stretch Zion Pants Review - The Best Backpacking and Hunting Pant of All Time?

    There are very few pieces of gear that I am excited about enough to call them the 'end all'.  However, after 2+ years wearing the Prana Stretch Zi...
  • Photographing the Backcountry with David Frame

    This week we sit down with David Frame, a local Montana photographer.  David began his photography career in Washington before moving to Montana t...
  • Photographing the Backcountry with Jerry Herrod

    We met Jerry Herrod of Anchorage, AK through social media last year.  We loved his images of giant moose and Dall Sheep.  We wanted to get to know Jerry a little better and asked him to contribute to an article.
  • We Are Launching Our Own Food Brand!

    Hey guys, we have some exciting news to share with you! Later this fall we are launching our own backcountry food lineup! Before we tell you more ...
  • Solo in Montana's Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness - Photo Essay

    Last week, Shaun went solo into the Absaroka Beartooth wilderness of Southwest Montana to get away for a while, do a little fishing, and field test...
  • Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance Survey - Henry's Lake Mountains

    As a member of 2% For Conservation, Alpen Fuel volunteers 20+ hours each year to conservation causes like the Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance. We als...
  • Great Deals at REI's Anniversary Sale

    Now is your time to reap the benefits of REI's largest sale of the season!  With up to 30% off, now is the time to get that new expensive tent or pair of hiking boots. The sale runs May 15th - May 25th.
  • The Best Fly Rods and Spinning Rods for Backpacking

    Anglers headed into the backcountry have a huge array of tackle options to pick from.  But which rods are best for high country travel?  We help sort through the clutter to bring you our top pick...
  • Photographing the Backcountry with Melissa Meade

    We met Melissa Meade of Anchorage, AK through social media last year.  We were immediately impressed with her photography chops and enthusiasm for...
  • Peak Refuel Backpacking Meal Review - 8 Reasons They Are Amazing!

    Peak Refuel emerged onto the backcountry food scene in 2018 after toiling for two years in obscurity perfecting their recipes.  After we found Peak Refuel on Instagram, we reached out for some samples...
  • The Best Ankle Brace For Hiking, Backpacking, and Hunting

    Tired of spraining your ankles?  You need a new brace!  The ASO Ankle Brace is the best ankle support brace for walking, hiking, backpacking, trail running and hunting.  It can be used comfortably with hiking boots and will prevent sprains and broken ankles.  With two decades of ankle problems behind me (and dozens of sprains), take my word for it.  The ASO ankle brace is amazing...