The light-weight philosophy of Nessmuking stresses a strong skill base that allows the wilderness tripper to travel lighter, faster and safer in more comfort and more simply than with traditional tripping styles. The following articles are planned and form the basis of the movement.
Every philosophy, even those grounded in skills, like Nessmuking, must evaluate the gear that they utilize. Even Nessmuk produced a core list, evaluated gear, and added up the weights. For most philosophies, this is where you are left. As stated before the Nessmuking philosophy doesn’t start and end with the discussing of the merits of […]
You should learn not only to use a compass, but also good map reading before you venture into the wilds of the northern woods or the wilds of the woods anywhere.
Extra planning and carefully finding compatible expedition partners are essential steps for successful. By taking the steps outlined here, many of the bad things that can happen in the woods can be avoided, and these steps can help out your next trip.
The simple question is why? Why Nessmuking? Many wilderness travelers who’ve spent time in the woods using conventional gear and methods, upon seeing someone traveling with just a light bag on their back, a feather light boat, and a smile, often ask why travel so light. Here are some answers.
The article that started it all. A brief look to the past to see what we can learn from Nessmuk, a writer from the late 1800s. Bryan Hansel examines Nessmuk and formulates a philosophy that can be used by modern wilderness trippers.