Month: June 2016

What’s the Best Way to Carry Your Water?

Highlighting the pros and cons of using water bottles vs. using water reservoirs.  Water is an obvious necessity when working in the field. The experts say you’re supposed to consume a liter per hour while playing outside which can make the logistics of carrying and consuming a bit tricky. Water weighs just over 2 pounds […] Read more…

Human Made Beauty: The Ifugao Rice Terraces

The romantic destination of a trekking enthusiast is often so far into the backcountry that all evidence of human establishment has faded from view: pristine natural beauty. However if beauty and awe are one’s end goals, the pride earned through isolation in the wilderness may overlook an entire category of human-built beauty. Declared a UNESCO […] Read more…

Sunrise Yoga & Abs

Camping may award you with a rare opportunity to witness the majestic colors of sunrise and truly appreciate the crisp dawn air. Perhaps your muscles are a bit sore from yesterday’s trek or maybe you are craving the alertness brought on by the rise in blood flow from basic stretching. Wriggle out of your sleeping […] Read more…

Camping on the Au Sable River

Every Memorial Day, I, along with a large group of friends, pack up the camping gear, some food, and coolers, and head north to Fairview, Michigan where I live in a tent for the better part of a week. The property is roughly 60 acres and has no power or running water. It’s just us, […] Read more…

Brand Highlight: GORE-TEX

There are 1,000 reasons why people don’t by GORE-TEX, most of which surround the price, the weight, and the breathability. But, keeping all of that in mind, what’s the reason why people have been buying GORE-TEX for the past 50 or so years? Because it F%*&ing works. Every time, all the time. Here’s how: The […] Read more…

DIY: Adventure Kits

During my first winter in Alaska, I kept a lot of things in my car.   Extra woolen blankets, a snow shovel, a bag of kitty litter, fire-starting materials, granola bars, and anything else I could think of that might come in handy if my car were to break down halfway over some isolated, snow-covered mountain […] Read more…

Father’s Day: Picking the Perfect Knife

One of the classic, go-to, gifts for father’s day is a good quality knife. They’re small, they’re handy, and there isn’t a guy on the planet that’s upset about a new knife. The trouble with gifting a knife is that it’s not about finding the best knife; it’s about finding the right knife. The right […] Read more…