Snowshoes are not all alike. What are the differences you should pay attention when buying (or borrowing), you will find out here.
A backpack has the right size if everything you want to take with you fits inside. No more and no less.
Often it is difficult to estimate what you will need on the way. In many cases that leads to packing too much. What you really need of equipment is closely related to what you’re up to.
The first question you should consider when buying a pair of boots: leather or membrane? Both materials have advantages as well as disadvantages. Which material will support you best in your adventures, you will read here.
It is 2:45am. I turn off the alarm clock, crawl out of my sleeping bag and get dressed. Just a quick coffee muesli mix and then I can go. I’m leaving Camp 2.