Dry-Bags & Packs

Read about the strengths and weaknesses of nylon and PVC dry bags and compare and contrast three popular dry backpack models.


Backpacking Stoves

Read our analysis of three different types of backpacking stoves and why we choose one over the others for Pohnpei trekking excursions.


Backpacking Cookware

Explore the pros and cons of three different cookware sets and read our take on the best type for different hiking and trekking excursions on Pohnpei.


Water Bottles

Check out a comparison and contrast of two different categories of water bottles and why we think one is better than the other for hikes on Pohnpei.



Which is the best option for treks in Pohnpei’s mountainous, rainforested interior — tents or tarps? Read our analysis here.


Temwen Vicinity Paddling

The area around Temwen is one of the richest for paddlers. Mangrove channels, rocky points, deserted lagoon islands, beaches, historical sites, marine sanctuaries, and a 12th century megalithic city are just a few of the options available.

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Paddling Around Central Madolenihmw

Why paddle in central Madolenihmw? Serene mangrove channels, a half a dozen perfect uninhabited islands, coastal hills to climb, marine sanctuaries, a beautiful bay, and a wide river inlet are some of the reasons.

Sunset at Pakin Atoll, Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia.

And & Pakin Atolls

This page discusses And and Pakin, two gorgeous atolls near Pohnpei Island both with excellent SCUBA diving, snorkeling, camping, and swimming. The atolls are featured in the Marine Attractions Eco-Adventure Map Guide, funded by the Australian Government and available at the Australian Embassy and around Kolonia Town. READ MORE . . .

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Ros Island

Ros is a long, narrow uninhabited island in Kitti with beautiful sandbars and nearby swimming, diving, and snorkeling.

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Penieu Island

Penieu is a small lagoon island in Kitti with sandy beaches, excellent swimming, and nearby snorkeling, diving, and surfing. It is also a major seabird nesting spot.