Patagonia Tenkara Kit – #Tenkara review

Patagonia Tenkara Kit – #Tenkara review

If you spend time in the lightweight backpacking or fly fishing communities, you’ve probably heard of Tenkara. This traditional, Japanese “simple flyfishing” method has been growin ...

Everyday Men’s shirts by Eddie Bauer

Everyday Men’s shirts by Eddie Bauer

As a family, we made it a decision to have less, but better quality clothing. Rather than having 10-15 shirts that I'm replacing often, I’ve opted for 3 to 5 higher quality shirts ...

Cablz – Eyewear Retention System

Cablz – Eyewear Retention System

Every now and then a little piece of gear surprises me, and that’s the case of Cablz. Cablz calls their product an “eyewear retention system”, and although I find the phrasing awkw ...

Sandstone First Ascent Soft Shell – by Eddie Bauer

Sandstone First Ascent Soft Shell – by Eddie Bauer

We review a lot of gear on our site, but there are some pieces that we just keep reaching for when we head out on adventure. The Sandstone Soft Shell jacket by Eddie Bauer is one o ...

The Deuce of Spades – by The Tent Lab

The Deuce of Spades – by The Tent Lab

There are two things every adventurer needs to be equipped for when venturing into the backcountry: Number 1: The Tools to purify water Number 2: The Tools to go to the bathroom Wh ...

Luci – Inflatable Solar Lantern by MPowerd

Luci – Inflatable Solar Lantern by MPowerd

When I turned this lamp on for the first time, I was reminded how far LED technology has come. Not only that, I was impressed with how well MPowerd has executed this inflatable sol ...

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 ...

Patagonia Tenkara Kit – #Tenkara review

If you spend time in the lightweight backpacking or fly fishing communities, you’ve probably heard of Tenkara. This traditional, Japanese “simple flyfishing” method has been growing immensely in popularity in North America, so much so that Patagonia has brought out their own answer to this by partnering with more ...

November 20, 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 (3) 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 (7) 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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