Ian P.

5 Must Visit Destinations for Fall

Labor Day has passed and fall is in the air. For us outdoors lovers, that means prime camping season is in full swing. As temperatures start to fall, the dirt hardens, the rock dries out and those pesky bugs finally start to go away. The fall season is the optimal season for camping for a […] Read more…

8 Essential Knots

There are a handful of knots that every outdoor enthusiast should know. Having a strong background in ropework can improve the quality of a trip 10 fold. Rope is surprisingly useful in a pinch and having a little background really helps. Knot tying is like math, the more you practice the better you are. Bowline […] Read more…

My Favorite Hiking Snacks

Hungry on the trail? Be sure to keep these Hiking Snacks close at hand.  G.O.R.P. G.O.R.P., historically is the go-to hiking snack of backpackers everywhere. The name is an acronym, standing for either “Good Old Raisins and Peanuts,” or “Granola, Oats, Raisins, and Peanuts,” depending on who you ask. Fortunately, as the years have progressed GORP […] Read more…

5 Must Have Camping Accessories

Summer is in full swing and camping season with it. I always find that this is the time of year when I start looking to replace gear that isn’t working, or try and purchase new gear that I’d like to add to my repertoire. That being said, here’s a quick list of my 5 favorite accessories […] 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…

SnapChat Athletes Attempt to Summit Everest

  Today is an exciting day. For the first time in two years athletes will be hitting the summit of Mt. Everest. The other exciting development? Two of them will be doing it live on SnapChat. Athletes Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards have been live snapping the entirety of their journey via SnapChat to give users […] Read more…

VIDEO: Happy Mother’s Day from Nature.

It seems oddly appropriate that National Geographic would release this amazing footage on the day we dedicate to our moms. I’m sure it was totally unplanned. In this awesome clip, a young Buffalo gets stranded from the heard, washed down stream and beaten to the brink. But, before it turns into the most depressing movie […] Read more…

Brand Highlight: YETI Coolers

I’ve got to be honest here. We’re pretty excited about this. Since our merger with Austin Kayak last January, we’re now an authorized YETI Cooler dealer. Boom. Don’t know anything about YETI coolers? Well, let’s catch you up to speed. YETI hit the market in Texas, where it’s hot, like really hot. Founders Roy and […] Read more…

Baselayers: Natural or Synthetic?

Baselayers break down into two major categories; those made with natural fibers like silk or wool and those made with synthetic fibers like Polypropylene. Many people have preferences on what they wear, however, few people know that there’s actually a reason for wearing either a natural garment or a synthetic garment. Natural fibers, like wool, […] Read more…

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