*21* Jaw-Droppin’ Gifts for Hiker and Backpackers



HEY – you’re looking at this post because you’re a hiker or backpacker looking to spruce up your Amazon wishlist before the holiday buying season ends… OR – you’re looking for some gifts for a special hiker/backpacker/”outdoorsy” person in your life. This is the list for you! Every item on this list is less than … Continue reading *21* Jaw-Droppin’ Gifts for Hiker and Backpackers


Destroying My Achilles on the Good Water Loop



Sabrina, Scott, David and I head to the Texas Hill Country for some VERY CLOSE to the city backpacking around Lake Georgetown. David takes an Uber when his Oboz fail him. We did a commercial for Topo Terraventure. We drank some genuine #hikertrash boxed booze. We slept under a huge ENO tarp. It was a … Continue reading Destroying My Achilles on the Good Water Loop


My Top 11 Backpack Bucket List



I count down the Top 11 place I want to go backpacking – hopefully giving you plenty of ideas for your bucket list. ERL Guidebook available for download now. It’s 33% off until the end of the year! The Backpacking Bucket List: 11. Buffalo River – This is in Arkansas and I’ve been saying I want … Continue reading My Top 11 Backpack Bucket List


The Yosemite Killer



This is a true crime story with quite a bit of violence discussed – just a heads up. Cary Stayner murdered four women in the area immediately surrounding Yosemite National Park – he had grown up in the area and worked for a lodge frequented by guests of the National Park. Resources Mentioned: Outside Magazine: … Continue reading The Yosemite Killer


“Why am I wandering around outside in a soaking wet jacket?”



Patrick and I put the LoftTek Adventure Jacket through the paces of a quick fall into a river (or, uh, a bathroom sink). I also speak with Tayson from Outdoor Vitals about the insulation (LoftTek) that powers this new puffy and why it’s better than down in (almost) every way. Go check out their Kickstarter and … Continue reading “Why am I wandering around outside in a soaking wet jacket?”


Journey to Thunder Lake (and back again!) Pt. 2



The conclusion. Connor and I made it to the lake, had a great time wandering around in the empty forest around. Really enjoyed teetering at the edge of the alpine zone. Gear and Grub from this Episode: SlingFin (the SplitWing tarp isn’t released yet, but they make kickass tents) JetBoil Flash (REI | Amazon, it’s cheaper … Continue reading Journey to Thunder Lake (and back again!) Pt. 2


Journey to Thunder Lake (Part 1)



Rocky Mountain National Park with my friend Connor. We got CRAZY LUCKY to get the wilderness permit we wanted (Thunder Lake). It’s a beautiful lake, the weather was very cooperative (some drizzling). It’s well worth your time, next time you’re going to RMNP. Gear and Grub from this Episode: SlingFin (the SplitWing tarp isn’t released yet, … Continue reading Journey to Thunder Lake (Part 1)