Ross Lake Packrafting Trip photo & video essay – Part 2

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 e ...

Atlas Hammock Suspension System by ENO

Atlas Hammock Suspension System by ENO

It's safe to say that hammocks are all the rage. We've seen them set up on campus, in backyards, campsites and on the trail. Since finding two trees spaced the perfect distance apa ...

Hydro Flask vacuum insulated bottle

Hydro Flask vacuum insulated bottle

Finding a reusable water bottle that you feel sufficiently attached to that you'll take it out with you can be a challenge. The 12 oz Hydro Flask insulated bottle is a fantastic ev ...

Potable Aqua Water Purification Giveaway

Potable Aqua Water Purification Giveaway

On my first backpacking trip, I was introduced to something called beaver fever (or giardia). I remember a friend’s dad pulling out a mess of hoses and filters and a pump… and then ...

Culinary Adventures – Delicious Food in the Outdoors #Trailtime

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 pa ...

DoubleDeluxe Hammock by Eagle Nest Outfitters

DoubleDeluxe Hammock by Eagle Nest Outfitters

Ok, I’m a convert. Having spent close to thirty nights sleeping in my DoubleDeluxe Hammock by Eagle Nest Outfitters I’m officially in love with hammocks. Over six months ago I rece ...

Ross Lake Packrafting Trip photo & video essay – Part 1

Ross Lake Packrafting Trip photo & video essay – Part 1

In the end of May I headed out to the North Cascades for a 3-day backpacking and packrafting trip, with a bit of hammocking thrown in for good measure. I've decided to share the ex ...

Atlas Hammock Suspension System by ENO

It's safe to say that hammocks are all the rage. We've seen them set up on campus, in backyards, campsites and on the trail. Since finding two trees spaced the perfect distance apart is very rare, and since regular cord can damage tree trunks you'll probably want to get your hands on what are commonly  called more ...

July 24, 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 (1) 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

ENO LaunchPad Double – waterproof, portable comfort for the family

The classic picnic blanket leaves a lot to be desired, which is why you may want to take a look at Eagle Nest Outfitter's Launchpad or Launchpad double. The Launchpad is the new picnic blanket, with a durable, water resistant bottom and fleece top. Add to that it's ability to fold away into it's own carrying more ...

July 07, 2014 (0) 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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