Review: Snowpeak’s SnowMiner Headlamp/Lantern Combo


Lighting up both tent and trail with one source – can this headlamp do both, and do them well?  MORE >

3 Easy Ways To Protect Your Skin This Winter


Winter temperatures and northerly winds can turn your skin into a crusty, red, mess. We’ve got a few easy ways to save your hide. MORE >

Review: Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Person Tent


We’ve been on the quest for a two-person tent that is lightweight, has storage space for our gear and fits easily into our packs. MORE >

UpNorthica’s Gift Guide: Recommended Reads



Give the gift of a great outdoors book! MORE >

UpNorthica Eats: Packit Gourmet’s Happy Hour Pico de Gallo Salsa


We love having fresh food on a trip, but it’s not always realistic to lug along. MORE >

Hudson Bay Bound: Final Chapter Reaching York Factory


The female duo of Hudson Bay Bound, Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho, completed their 2250 mile journey from Minneapolis, MN to Hudson Bay, Canada. Curious to know how the final leg went? MORE >

UpNorthica Reads: Canoe Trip: North to Athabasca


Canadian rivers are locked in ice most of the year. During the summer they offer a brief window for paddling. MORE >

UpNorthica Eats: Packit Gourmet’s Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust


Sometimes you skip dessert. But, when you’re camping, you never should. MORE >

UpNorthica Reviews: Exped Downmat 7


We test out this different breed of air mattress. Is it fit enough to survive our scrutiny? MORE >

UpNorthica Reviews: Bending Branches’ Black Pearl


Featherlight, carbon fiber durability, fine-tuned ergonomics – is this paddle the treasure it boasts of being? MORE >