Alpen Fuel Journal

  • 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 - 7 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...
  • 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...
  • 10 Survival Books for the Adventure Obsessed

    Do you ever wonder what might happen if you were placed into a dramatic survival situation? Would you have enough grit and determination to surviv...
  • 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...
  • To the Love of Wild Places

    Stranded deep in Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness, Trevor Johnson fought for his life until help could be flown in.
  • How to Prevent 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...
  • Interview With Chris Cage of Greenbelly Meals

    We love hearing about how backcountry brands get their start.  Today we sit down with Chris Cage, the founder of Greenbelly Meals.  Greenbelly make...