Month: May 2015

The Waterproof Gear Guide from Sierra Trading Post

It’s not often that I post someone else’s write up on this blog, but The Sierra Trading Post has done such a wonderful job with this breakdown of waterproof fabrics that I thought it was only necessary. Here’s their breakdown below:  The Waterproof Gear Guide Spending time in the great outdoors is a wonderful thing, […] Read more…

Leave the Bears Alone

This past week in Yellowstone National Park there have been a number of accounts of tourists being “chased” by bears. The reports claim that a mother and 3 cubs chased a group of tourists off a bridge and back into their cars. It’s taken the internet by storm, with commenters voicing their opinions of the […] Read more…

Gear for the Girl

So, recently I moved in with my girlfriend. Everything is going well, and it’s very exciting. The only downside is she doesn’t understand why on earth I have a literal room full of gear. She’s not a huge camper/backpacker, doesn’t really climb and has only been paddling a few times. Fortunately, she is very outdoorsy; […] Read more…

Popcorn Trailsnacks

One of my favorite trail snacks is popcorn. It’s easy to carry, easy to make and highly snackable. The Basics Making popcorn on the trail is easy. Go out and buy the raw kernels. Not that stuff that comes in the bags, you want the real thing. Pack as many as you want in a […] Read more…

The Hobo Dinner

Hobo Dinners are great. They’re quick, easy, and even great for kids. They require a solid bed of coals, so make sure you build a good campfire before getting starting. While the fire is burning, you’ll need to prep your ingredients. Generally speaking, you’ll need some large sheets of aluminum foil, meat, veggies, and spices. […] Read more…