Austin Parker

Austin Parker

Austin Parker is a powder skier and sport climber, and is no stranger hauling heavy gear uphill in bad weather. He served in the US Army as an intelligence analyst and electronic warfare specialist. Following his military service, Austin saw the light and moved home to Salt Lake City to chase deep snow and desert cracks. When not enjoying getting rained or snowed on he is probably geeking out about the latest apparel fabric innovation or obsessing over shaving the last few ounces off his backpacking load. An amateur fly fisherman and outdoors photographer, he seems to always have his tenkara rod and Gopro handy. His work has appeared with Gear Patrol, Active Junky, The Manual, MOTUS, and Outdoor Retailer Magazine.
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Outdoors

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

We've put together a handy little guide to the most essential type of knots: taut-line hitch, square, figure eight, prusik, waterman's, and bowline.
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Hitting the Road is Easier with Roofnest’s New Rooftop Tents

These new hard-shell tents provide the best night's sleep on the road no matter where you're headed.
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A Beginner’s Guide to Backcountry Skiing (and Safety)

Backcountry skiing offers some of the best opportunities for deep powder out there. You need the right tools and skills to access it safely.
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How to Chop Down a Tree Like a Pro

Whether you need to gather firewood, get rid of problem trees, or become a better outdoorsman, you best learn how to chop down a tree.
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Campfire Comforts: Our Favorite Luxury Items For Summer Camping

“Roughing it” in the woods doesn’t have to mean surviving like an ascetic monk on herbal tea and wild, tasteless berries.
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Help Our Wild Places Grow and Get The Best Damn Jeans Ever with Backcountry Denim

Backcountry Denim's Dyneema fiber jeans are the most durable pair of denim you'll ever own.