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Jediah Porter

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Jediah Porter is a full-time part-timer. He works as a mountain guide and for OutdoorGearLab and as a substitute teacher. Guiding work requires an even mix of rock shoes, approach shoes, ice boots, and ski gear. Off the clock, he climbs and skis. He also engages in binges of mountain biking, canoeing, hunting, fishing, and trail-running. He goes by Jed and takes pride in using the right tool for the job, unless he doesn't have that tool. In which case he improvises. "If you don't have it, you don't need it". He has lived most of his adult life in the Eastern Sierra and tries to get to Alaska (for big mountains) and the East Coast (for family) once each year. Jed's web site is www.jediahporter.com

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Best Snowshoes of 2022

Best Snowshoes of 2022

Finding the best pair of snowshoes for your adventure from the ever-growing crop of choices can be worse than wallowing through three feet of fresh snow in tennis shoes. To help, we...
Best Handheld GPS of 2022

Best Handheld GPS of 2022

Looking to improve your backcountry navigation? We bought and tested 7 of the best GPS units on the market to help you find the right one for your next dream trip.
Best Daypacks of 2022

Best Daypacks of 2022

Sizing up the daypack market and choosing what is best for you, your needs, and your budget is tough. Here we've done the dirty work for you, putting over a dozen packs through rigorous...
Best Pajamas of 2022

Best Pajamas of 2022

Maybe you're ready ready to step it up from whatever it is you've been sleeping and lounging in. We researched 35 different products and purchased 9 of the best for direct use and...
Best Pocket Knife of 2022

Best Pocket Knife of 2022

We are knife experts that understand that you don't wish to be a knife expert. You want a tool to do tasks. We've unpacked the market and cover exactly what you need to know, and nothing...
Best Multi-tool of 2022

Best Multi-tool of 2022

We directly compare 19 different models and draw on decades of experience with many more. Our findings are authoritative and based on real-world use and application. If you need a...
Higher Ground SatPaq
Best Buy

Higher Ground SatPaq

We didn't hesitate to grant the SatPaq our value award. All things considered, it is definitely the least expensive way to communicate to and from the wilderness of the United States. It...
Best Portable Grill of 2022

Best Portable Grill of 2022

Our comprehensive review directly compares some of the best products available, so that you can focus on what to grill up during your next outdoor adventure.
Best Backcountry Ski Bindings of 2022

Best Backcountry Ski Bindings of 2022

Our authoritative, thorough review of 15 backcountry ski binding models is communicated here with an educated eye toward not only what you want, but what you need. Those two things might...
Best Winter Jackets of 2022

Best Winter Jackets of 2022

We put in the cold hours and the nitty-gritty research to bring you reliable recommendations. As it pertains to winter jackets, we have deep and broad experience with all sorts of winter...
Best Backcountry Ski Boots of 2022

Best Backcountry Ski Boots of 2022

Our testing is thorough and we take pains to understand exactly how you are skiing, how you should be skiing, and what you need for all of that. The result is a comprehensive comparison of...
Garmin inReach Mini 2
Editors' Choice

Garmin inReach Mini 2

How to make the best better? Give the venerated inReach Mini better battery life and a better user interface, without taking anything away. This device, of any iteration, is the best...
Best Backcountry Skis of 2022

Best Backcountry Skis of 2022

We bring decades of experience to a test protocol that demands dozens of thousands of vertical feet on every backcountry ski we test. We've got authoritative conclusions that stand out as...
Best Ski Pants of 2022

Best Ski Pants of 2022

We have done the work for you, swapping pants until we could generate the most authoritative comparisons possible. The result is a comprehensive assessment of the ski pants market. If...
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