Cairn gear subscription – $25 for $35+ of gear

Cairn gear subscription – $25 for $35+ of gear

A while ago the crew behind the Cairn Box sent me a gift box to test out. I'll start by saying that I was so impressed I bought a six month subscription of goodies as a gift to one ...

How Wolves Restored an Ecosystem

How Wolves Restored an Ecosystem

John Muir said, "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." We have an amazing testimony to this in the wolves of Yellowsto ...

Adam’s River Sockeye Run 2014

Adam’s River Sockeye Run 2014

Last weekend we headed out to Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park in the Shushway area of BC, Canada to watch the 2014 Sockeye run. The park has several trails that meander along t ...

Sawyer Mini Water Filter review

Sawyer Mini Water Filter review

Sawyer Mini water filter review With the advent of Sawyer’s Mini filter, I find myself wondering if the pump filter is dead. When you have a 2 ounce water filter that you can drink ...

Canoeing at Greenbush Lake, BC

Canoeing at Greenbush Lake, BC

One of the amazing things about British Columbia is that you can head out to backcountry lakes on long weekends and have epic family adventures without seeing another soul. Our rec ...

Only 3-days to get the Ultimate Lightweight Family Tent

Only 3-days to get the Ultimate Lightweight Family Tent

As a family of six that likes to canoe and hike in the back country, it can be hard to find a tent that fits all our needs. Weight is a huge factor, as is portability, but as much ...

ENO – Flexfly Utility Tarp

ENO – Flexfly Utility Tarp

I love tarps. If I'm going on a day-hike, to the beach, backpacking, car-camping, canoeing, or snowshoeing, I will always have a shelter with me. It doesn't matter if there's sun, ...

Cairn gear subscription – $25 for $35+ of gear

A while ago the crew behind the Cairn Box sent me a gift box to test out. I'll start by saying that I was so impressed I bought a six month subscription of goodies as a gift to one of our faithful reviewers. So, what is a cairn box? well, you can look at the video above, or you can continue reading. The idea more ...

October 16, 2014 (0) comments

Survival Show Casting Call: Last Survivor

If you’re looking for your big break in the adventure television industry, or simply want to test out your uber survival skills, this may be what you’ve been waiting for. I received a Casting Call email from Natalie x at Leftfield Entertainment for a new survival series. This one sounds pretty real and pretty more ...

April 07, 2014 (2) comments

Why to invest in a Tyvek ground sheet

I honestly thought I'd use my tyvek ground sheet once or twice a year tops, which made it a hard purchase to make (even at $15). It turns out to have been one of my most used pieces of gear and best investments. Last summer I bought a 4' x 8' Tyvek ground sheet on amazon. I picked it up so I had something lig more ...

March 11, 2013 (4) comments

Culinary Adventures – Delicious Food in the Outdoors #Trailtime

One of the most memorable aspects of my outdoors experiences is the food. Whether it was the day before we picked up our food resupply on the John Muir Trail and I was down to a pack of dry rice and a snickers bar (that I boiled for breakfast), or the 3-day Bushcraft/survival trip where I got sick of eating t more ...

July 15, 2014 (0) comments

Ross Lake Packrafting Trip photo & video essay – Part 2

In the end of May I headed out to the North Cascades for a 3-day backpacking and packrafting trip, with a bit of hammock-ing thrown in for good measure. I've decided to share the experience via photo and video. Click here for Ross Lake Packrafting Part 1.   After packing up the rafts, we headed up the tr more ...

July 29, 2014 (0) comments

Adam’s River Sockeye Run 2014

Last weekend we headed out to Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park in the Shushway area of BC, Canada to watch the 2014 Sockeye run. The park has several trails that meander along the Adam's River, offering many options to see the remarkable red fish splashing up the river in pursuit of their spawning grounds. more ...

October 07, 2014 (1) comments

Outdoor Mistakes: Blinded by determination

Meeting up with friends at night, on a trail that I had never been on, without a map and with only a marginal idea of what I'm looking for... What could possibly go wrong? I’d just arrived in Washington from Bolivia (where I had lived at around 10000+ feet for a few years) and was eager to go hiking. I was tr more ...

March 24, 2014 (10) comments

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