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  • Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colorado

    Road Dog Travel
    Chad
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Eldorado Canyon State Park is located ten minutes south of Boulder, Colorado in an area where golden cliffs rise seven hundred feet on either side of the picturesque South Boulder Creek. The park is popular with climbers, but there are easy hiking trails and picnic areas for those looking for a less strenuous way to spend the day. There is an $8 fee Read More ... The post Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colorado appeared first on Road Dog Travel.
  • Breckenridge Voters to Consider Tax on Lift Tickets

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    thetrailboss
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:49 pm
    They want to add a tax on lift ticket purchases to pay for transit and parking projects. Vail apparently has agreed to provide the tax revenue if the voters impose the tax by charging skiers and riders: http://www.saminfo.com/news/town-bre...ift-ticket-tax Don't tell Vermont of this idea.....
  • Camping in Evergreen is recreation for some, necessity for others

    Camping News
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:43 pm
    The Moore family hikes to their camping spot at Idylease campground in Conifer on June 19, 2015. They had a permit, but some homeless people are using campgrounds as places to live.
  • Mom Plans, God Laughs

    NYT > Camps and Camping
    15 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Summer is what happens when you’re busy making other arrangements.
  • Heli-Skiing British Columbia: Deep Powder Awaits

    GoBackpacking
    Guest Blogger
    11 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    No car needed for this vacation – just a pair of skis and lots of snow (photo: Sasho Bogoevski) Year after year skiers and snowboarders alike find themselves attempting to plan the most unique, personalized, and exciting fresh powder vacation. Enthusiasts will research the conditions, resorts, and reviews in order to piece together what they believe to be the perfect winter sport getaway. All of their work points to one thing. Heli-skiing holidays in Revelstoke, British Columbia offer the perfect winter vacation for the adventurous traveler. Heli-skiing vacations in Revelstoke,…
 
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  • Camping in Evergreen is recreation for some, necessity for others

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:43 pm
    The Moore family hikes to their camping spot at Idylease campground in Conifer on June 19, 2015. They had a permit, but some homeless people are using campgrounds as places to live.
  • Family reunion turned nightmare after camper terrorized family with a shovel and racist slurs

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:45 am
    What started as a family camping adventure turned into a nightmare in a California campground over the weekend. Kanisha Allen's family were holding a reunion at the Rollins Lake campground, where they say the family was having a great time until a group showed up on their second night and set-up camp in the spot next to them.
  • Global Camping Sleeping Bags Market 2015-2019 - New Study Released

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:29 am
    A sleeping bag is a bag used as a bed by those who engage in outdoor recreation activities such as camping, hiking, or climbing. It is similar to a blanket and used as a protection against wind, cold weather, and rain during outdoor expeditions.
  • Compact Camping Trailers - The 'Vintage Overland' Trailer Allows...

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:08 am
    While camping in tents can be fun, for more than a weekend, even the simplest of camping trailers can make the world of a difference in comfort. Colorado-based, these 'Vintage Overland Trailers' are small and compact, providing just the right amount of room while remaining extremely light.
  • Drink to the third Little Orchard fest

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:08 am
    MORE music, activities and a greater cider selection see The Little Orchard Cyder & Music Festival grow for its third year on September 11 to 13. For one weekend a year Healey's Cyder Farm in Penhallow, near Truro, is transformed into the cider and music extravaganza, The Little Orchard, which is now a Cornish favourite in the late summer calendar. A great day out for the family, The Little Orchard festival runs over three days with overnight camping available so ticket holders can witness a fantastic selection of music and festival fun without worrying about transport.
 
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  • Heli-Skiing British Columbia: Deep Powder Awaits

    Guest Blogger
    11 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    No car needed for this vacation – just a pair of skis and lots of snow (photo: Sasho Bogoevski) Year after year skiers and snowboarders alike find themselves attempting to plan the most unique, personalized, and exciting fresh powder vacation. Enthusiasts will research the conditions, resorts, and reviews in order to piece together what they believe to be the perfect winter sport getaway. All of their work points to one thing. Heli-skiing holidays in Revelstoke, British Columbia offer the perfect winter vacation for the adventurous traveler. Heli-skiing vacations in Revelstoke,…
  • Traveling Europe for Free

    Guest Blogger
    7 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Everyone wants to live the dream of getting “On the Road,” Kerouac style. We dream of hitting the asphalt and running hard into the sunset, not caring where we end up or where we’re going. Well, we might be a long way separate from the Beat Generation, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reproduce an authentic traveling experience in Europe. Here’s a few examples of how to travel in style and for free, and three hidden travel essentials that can save you money and time. The most important should be The EU Health Card. See more at www.ukehic.com where there is…
  • 3 Middle East Breaks Which Are Still Safe

    Guest Blogger
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Dead Sea (photo: israeltourism and Itamar Grinberg) Need a break? Want to go on holiday? Well, have you considered a trip to the Middle East this time? Due to political turmoil and disturbances, planning a holiday in the Middle East may sound a little unsafe. But, the Middle East still has a lot to offer its tourist while ensuring they’re safe there. Three Middle East countries which are still very safe to travel and explore are Israel, Jordan and Oman. Israel Israel offers a variety of experiences ranging from history, archaeological sites and education to beauty, splendor and…
  • 4 Quintessential Things to Do in England

    Guest Blogger
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    The National Gallery in London (photo: Elliott Brown) England is one of the greatest tourist destinations in the world. It has some of the best attractions and activities with a rich culture, amazing historic monuments, and well-preserved tourist sites. The museums in England contain the world’s most precious treasures. English theaters host some of the world’s greatest artists, performing in musical concerts and classical plays. With hotels and various types of tourist accommodation available to fit almost all budgets, you’re assured a pleasant stay any time you visit this…
  • Introducing FLYTE, a Non-Profit to Encourage Student Travel

    Dave
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    Growing up, it was my parents who introduced me to travel through trips to Disney World, Arizona, Mexico, Hawaii (my personal favorite), and England. Heck, I even have a few fond memories of our driving tour of Pennsylvania Dutch Country! But, for many American families, travel, even budget travel, is considered a luxury they can’t afford. And as I learned at last December’s White House Global Summit for Study Abroad, surprisingly few American students either choose to take advantage of or can even afford to study overseas. All this is to say I’m happy to share news of a…
 
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  • New Facebook Page for Lightbackpacking.com

    Bruce
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:40 pm
    This seems like a good idea so I could share more of the information published on this blog to a broader audience. My new Facebook page is Facebook.com/lightbackpacking.
  • PCT Days Scheduled for Aug. 28-30 near Portland, Oregon

    Bruce
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Just been in Portland four months after living and backpacking my entire life in California. My new outdoor world includes the Columbia Gorge, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood and more. We are surrounded by the great outdoors. My wife and I even … Continue reading →
  • Photo: The View from the Abandoned Punta Gorda Lighthouse

    Bruce
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:21 am
    I took this photo about three miles south of the Mattole River Trailhead on California’s Lost Coast. Be light. Be safe. Be one with the pack.
  • Backcountry Coffee: Three Ultralight Backpacking Options

    Bruce
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:59 pm
    I recently visited Snow Peak’s USA headquarters in Portland to check out all the lastest goods and gadgets. One of the items that caught my eye was the Snow Peak Collapsible Pour Over Coffee Brewer.                 … Continue reading →
  • California’s Lost Coast A Rare Beauty of a Hike

    Bruce
    9 Jul 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Note: click on photos to make them larger and smaller. Backpacker Magazine recently featured a article about backpacking the Lost Coast, a 30-mile stretch of beauty sandwiched between Northern California’s King Range Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Three companions and … Continue reading →
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  • Bushwhacking in Northern New Hampshire – Tips for Navigating Off Road and Off Trail

    Philip Werner
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Hiking along the border swath between Quebec and New Hampshire“Better bring your passport,” said Kris, “in case we get stopped by the border patrol.” Good idea. We were headed up to  Northern New Hampshire, to bushwhack some trail-less mountains close to the US- Canadian Border.Hiking in Northern New Hampshire is hugely different from hiking in the White Mountains. For one, it’s far more remote, completely off the grid without any cell phone service once you drive past Pittsburg, NH. Three hours north of Lincoln, NH, you’re bound to see a lot more moose…
  • Outdoor Herbivore: Vegan Cheddar Garden Herb Sauce

    Philip Werner
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Outdoor Herbivore Vegan Cheddar Herb Sauce with Ramen NoodlesOutdoor Herbivore’s Vegan Cheddar Herb Sauce is a great way to dress up ramen noodles or instant mashed potatoes and turn them into a tasty powerhouse of a meal. Entirely vegan and non-dairy, you’ll swear there’s cheddar cheese  in this sauce even though it’s just a mix of nutritional yeast, whole wheat flour and spices.With 503 calories per serving, not including the pasta or potatoes you add, this sauce is an easy to make backpacking meal that you can cook in a Jetboil or small cook pot on the trail.
  • Backpacking the Three Garfields in the Pemigewasset Wilderness

    Philip Werner
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Mt Garfield and West Garfield (seen from East Garfield)There are three Garfield Mountains along the Garfield Ridge Trail in the Pemigewasset Wilderness (of New Hampshire’s White Mountains), although you’re probably only familiar with the tallest one on the four thousand footer list. The other two peaks, West (3667′) and East Garfield (3590′), are short bushwhacks off the main trail, both on the more esoteric New Hampshire Hundred Highest list. Of these, East Garfield has great views from an open ledge and is not to be missed.West Garfield is easy to find since it the…
  • Which Granite Gear Backpack is Right for You?

    Philip Werner
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Granite Gear backpacks are popular packs for long distance backpacking in the United States and are a common sight on the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trails. I really like Granite Gear’s packs because I think they strike an excellent balance between weight and function, many have adjustable frames, and because they’re quite affordable, which is a rare quality these days if you’re looking for a durable and lightweight backpack. Granite Gear is also one of the few backpack makers that make comfortable lighter weight backpacks designed for thru-hikers that you…
  • How to Cook Backpacking Food in the Rain

    Philip Werner
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Rain and Cooking in Rainy Weather adds a whole new dimension to your backpacking experience.I had a reader contact me recently asking me how he could cook dinner in the rain, inside a double walled tent with an MSR Whisperlite stove. He wanted to know whether he should get rid of his tent and replace it with a tarp that could be pitched higher and had better air flow.My answer:You really don’t want to cook in any kind of tent with a Whisperlite, which is a liquid fuel stove designed to burn Coleman white gas. The danger of a fuel flare up and burning your tent down, actually melting it…
 
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    Trailspace Blog

  • Review Your Gear: Win Source Sandals, Packs, More

    Alicia MacLeay
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:15 am
    Review your outdoor gear in September and you could win a 25-liter day pack, minimalist hydration pack, two pairs of sandals, plus separate water reservoir and accessories ($430 total value), all thanks to Source. Review Your Gear: Win Source Sandals, Packs, More was first published on Trailspace.
  • Congratulations, Emily, Winner of $350 of Platypus Gear

    Alicia MacLeay
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    Congratulations, Emily, winner of a nine-piece, hydration kit from Platypus Hydration, SealLine, and PackTowl! Emily won this $350 gear prize just for sharing her kayak review in August. Congratulations, Emily, Winner of $350 of Platypus Gear was first published on Trailspace.
  • Final Days: Review to Win $350 of Platypus Hydration

    Alicia MacLeay
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Review your outdoor gear by this Sunday, August 30, and you're entered to win a plethora of Platypus prizes worth more than $350. Final Days: Review to Win $350 of Platypus Hydration was first published on Trailspace.
  • Paddles, Pups, Peaks: Meet Reviewer of the Month Sheila

    Alicia MacLeay
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:14 am
    Congratulations, Sheila Bergin Goss! As Reviewer of the Month, this Vermont paddler, hiker, and skijorer wins a Midori 2 backpacking tent, thanks to Eureka! ($159 value). Paddles, Pups, Peaks: Meet Reviewer of the Month Sheila was first published on Trailspace.
  • Win a Platypus Hydration Kit by Reviewing Your Gear

    Alicia MacLeay
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Review your outdoor gear and you could win a hydration kit worth more than $350 from Platypus Hydration, including lightweight dry sacks, collapsible water bottles, a water filter, and backpack. Win a Platypus Hydration Kit by Reviewing Your Gear was first published on Trailspace.
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  • Hiking Goat Lake

    Lisa Sorbe
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Few hikes give you this much bang for your buck. Even though the 10-mile roundtrip trek might seem daunting to less experienced hikers, the elevation gain of a mere 1300 feet is minimal. While most lakes nestled in the Northern Cascades make you work for a refreshing dip by forcing you to climb an exhausting amount in a shorter…
  • Hike Kilauea Iki and the Thurston Lava Tube

    Scott Turner
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:27 am
    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park protects one of the most active volcanic areas in the Pacific Basin, if not the world. On an almost daily basis, liquid hot magma works its way up to a pair of volcanic vents and occasionally spills over to flow down slope toward the sea. The park’s accessible infrastructure and scenic trails…
  • Canyoneering the Seven Teacups

    Brian Eagen
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:58 am
    For entry-level, class C canyoneering, it doesn’t get any better than the Seven Teacups. This is a top-notch route found along Dry Meadow Creek, a tributary of the Kern River in Sequoia National Forest. A short hike leads to a series of pothole waterfalls cascading down polished granite slabs into the Kern. Then, it finishes…
  • Every Kid in a Park Kicks Off

    Casey Schreiner
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:44 am
    Earlier this year, to celebrate the upcoming 100th birthday of the National Park Service, President Obama announced the creation of a program called Every Kid in a Park (which we like to think of as No Child Left Indoors). The program was to allow every American fourth grade student and their family free access to…
  • Nepal – Swayambhunath Temple

    Casey Schreiner
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:02 pm
    The second in a series on hiking the Annapurna Base Camp trek in Nepal with Active Adventures. In the hills just to the west of Kathmandu Valley lie one of the holiest sites in Newar and Tibetan Buddhism – and an important Hindu site as well – Swayambhunath Temple. An important holy site since the 3rd…
 
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    10,000 Birds

  • The Four Goshawks

    Dragan
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    Entering some old data at eBird, I found myself puzzled with one record. I was canoeing the Danube backwaters inside Belgrade, Serbia, on a warm and sunny November day when a Northern Goshawk tried to catch one of two Pygmy Cormorants. The year was 1996 and it must have been quite a sight – if I only could remember it! But no, that sighting is no longer in my head, only on paper. And, now, at eBird. Yet, one other hunting attempt in the same area I do remember. It took place eight years later, in November 2004 by the bank of the Veliko Ratno Island. Canoeing upriver along the thickets of…
  • Show me the money

    Duncan
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    New Zealand is currently in the grip of a government mandated rebranding episode. Most notably the flag is under review, apparently the existing one is deficient for the crimes of “being too Australian” “being to British” and “not sufficiently rugby related”. As such the government launched a contest to find a new flag and then proceeded to ignore all the interesting designs in favour of some flags that were like the All Black flag. In a few months we’ll have a referendum to pick the least worse design (all but one fails basic fern morphology) and…
  • What is the State Bird of New Jersey?

    Erika Zambello
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    Mentioning New Jersey often raises a snicker or a run down of all the drama and  negative stereotypes that swirl around the Garden State, most of which are typified by the MTV hit show, “Jersey Shore.” While certain New Jersey decisions may be dubious, their state bird, the American Goldfinch, is a beautiful choice. The legislature named the goldfinch the state bird in 1935, sharing the designation with Washington and Iowa. American Goldfinches are found in much of the United States all year round, spreading their range to Canada in the summer, and into the southern United States…
  • Birding for the Curious: A Book Review

    Donna
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    Birding for the Curious: The Easiest Way for Anyone to Explore the Incredible World of Birds by Nate Swick brings birding back to its roots—a simple, joyous way to enjoy nature using our eyes, ears, hands (for sketching), and brain. Not that Nate eschews technology—he unabashedly urges beginning birders to eBird—but he views it as one element of a total package that anybody can engage in if they have that one ingredient—a willingness to learn. This is the book you will want to give to everyone in your life who has said ‘I’d like to bird too, but ….(fill in the blank, it can be…
  • Red-necked Phalarope on the East Pond of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

    Corey
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:02 am
    Late morning this past Thursday, 27 August, I was on the East Pond of Jamaica Bay. I was only there because I had worked an overnight and therefore had the day free from work and Desi was busy at a day camp. It was well past high tide so I wasn’t expecting too much, but I did want to see if I could get some decent shots of the Western Sandpipers and White-rumped Sandpipers that had been hanging out a bit north of the Raunt in a wet, grassy area. Sure enough, I found multiples of each and was digiscoping like crazy, especially when one of the White-rumped Sandpipers decided to preen with…
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    10,000 Birds

  • The Four Goshawks

    Dragan
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    Entering some old data at eBird, I found myself puzzled with one record. I was canoeing the Danube backwaters inside Belgrade, Serbia, on a warm and sunny November day when a Northern Goshawk tried to catch one of two Pygmy Cormorants. The year was 1996 and it must have been quite a sight – if I only could remember it! But no, that sighting is no longer in my head, only on paper. And, now, at eBird. Yet, one other hunting attempt in the same area I do remember. It took place eight years later, in November 2004 by the bank of the Veliko Ratno Island. Canoeing upriver along the thickets of…
  • Show me the money

    Duncan
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    New Zealand is currently in the grip of a government mandated rebranding episode. Most notably the flag is under review, apparently the existing one is deficient for the crimes of “being too Australian” “being to British” and “not sufficiently rugby related”. As such the government launched a contest to find a new flag and then proceeded to ignore all the interesting designs in favour of some flags that were like the All Black flag. In a few months we’ll have a referendum to pick the least worse design (all but one fails basic fern morphology) and…
  • What is the State Bird of New Jersey?

    Erika Zambello
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    Mentioning New Jersey often raises a snicker or a run down of all the drama and  negative stereotypes that swirl around the Garden State, most of which are typified by the MTV hit show, “Jersey Shore.” While certain New Jersey decisions may be dubious, their state bird, the American Goldfinch, is a beautiful choice. The legislature named the goldfinch the state bird in 1935, sharing the designation with Washington and Iowa. American Goldfinches are found in much of the United States all year round, spreading their range to Canada in the summer, and into the southern United States…
  • Birding for the Curious: A Book Review

    Donna
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    Birding for the Curious: The Easiest Way for Anyone to Explore the Incredible World of Birds by Nate Swick brings birding back to its roots—a simple, joyous way to enjoy nature using our eyes, ears, hands (for sketching), and brain. Not that Nate eschews technology—he unabashedly urges beginning birders to eBird—but he views it as one element of a total package that anybody can engage in if they have that one ingredient—a willingness to learn. This is the book you will want to give to everyone in your life who has said ‘I’d like to bird too, but ….(fill in the blank, it can be…
  • Red-necked Phalarope on the East Pond of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

    Corey
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:02 am
    Late morning this past Thursday, 27 August, I was on the East Pond of Jamaica Bay. I was only there because I had worked an overnight and therefore had the day free from work and Desi was busy at a day camp. It was well past high tide so I wasn’t expecting too much, but I did want to see if I could get some decent shots of the Western Sandpipers and White-rumped Sandpipers that had been hanging out a bit north of the Raunt in a wet, grassy area. Sure enough, I found multiples of each and was digiscoping like crazy, especially when one of the White-rumped Sandpipers decided to preen with…
 
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  • Day 9: Garnet Lake

    Ryan
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:05 pm
    I was not eager to emerge from the cozy confines of my little pyramid-tent this morning. The crisp air – carrying the coldest temperature of the trip thus far – wasn’t penetrating my quilt. Being encapsulated it it, with my head hidden inside the puffy hood of my anorak, gave a rather pleasant feeling of…
  • Day 8: Davis Lakes

    Ryan
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:29 pm
    I awoke well before dawn this morning and couldn’t fall back asleep. So I grabbed my camera, walked around, and practiced shooting the pre-dawn light, with which I have little experience, save perhaps a few “end of the night” portraits back at Washington State in the early 1990s. Since we were back on the eastern…
  • Day 7: A Sierra High(er) Route

    Ryan
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:31 pm
    My favorite part about Roper’s Sierra High Route is the vision he had to create a timberline trek that minimized the effort required to confidently enjoy such spectacular and reasonably comfortable, if not rather intimidating terrain. More important, he gave people the confidence to leave the trail, and perhaps, do a little exploring of their…
  • Day 6: Trout Tacos at Twin Island Lakes

    Ryan
    16 Aug 2015 | 10:07 pm
    I enjoy the act of walking with a pack in a remote wilderness – trekking, as I like to call it. But I would be fooling both the reader and the writer if I did not admit to some anxiety about passing by a lake so teeming with beautiful and tasty trout and not being…
  • Day 5: Rest and Recharge at Ritter

    Ryan
    15 Aug 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Today we remain at the same camp in the Ritter Lakes Basin, where we have observed the Sabbath and enjoyed a reprieve from carrying heavy packs. We are camped at 11,000 feet or I which makes a nice jumping off point from which to explore even higher places. So after breakfast, I climbed along the…
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  • Gore On Hunt For Better DWR Solutions

    Amy Jurries
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Last week, Gore announced they were allocating $15 million over the next five years towards research into eco-friendly alternatives to current DWR treatments. The goal is to deliver new solutions with an improved environmental profile while still providing the level of durability and performance expected from today’s DWR technologies. Back in 2012, Greenpeace called out the outdoor industry for its use of harmful PFCs or perfluorochemicals in outerwear. PFCs are a large group of manufactured compounds that are widely used to make everyday products more resistant to stains, grease, and…
  • Bopworx Protects Your Bike During Transport

    Amy Jurries
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Whenever you transport your bike, whether it be by car or air travel, you always run the risk of something getting scratched or damaged. Bikes can knock into each other while hitched to the back of your car and parts can come loose no matter how carefully you packed that bike box. Tired of continually scratching their frames and busting off rear derailleurs, husband and wife team Paul and Ciara McGriskin came up with a solution. Bopworx is a line of protection bumpers that guard various parts of your bike during transport, whether by car, plane, or simply for storage. The whole system…
  • Ruffwear Adds Leather Collar and Leash

    Amy Jurries
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    While easy to clean plastic collars and leashes are nice, once in a while your dog wants to sport a bit of a classier look. For Spring ’16, Ruffwear announces the addition of leather collars and leashes to its line in order to satisfy even the most particular canine fashionista. The Frisco Collar and Frisco Leash integrate new Ruffwear-designed hardware and fresh colors, and believe it or not, will stand up to the occasional ocean swim, while looking better and better with age. The Frisco Collar is Ruffwear’s take on the classic leather collar, while remaining durable and…
  • Mammut Multi-Pitch Chalk Bag and Helmet

    Amy Jurries
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    For Spring ’16, Mammut gets set to release a couple cool new pieces for climbers, including the world’s most fantastic chalk bag and a lighter, protective-where-you-need-it helmet. For long, multi-pitch rock climbs, most of us bring along a small backpack to hold snacks, a light jacket, and maybe some water. Mammut decided that since you are also going to need your chalk bag hanging off your harness at a bare minimum, why not make it multi-functional so you can ditch the backpack altogether. This small bag will securely hold all the basics, such as your cell phone, camera, topo,…
  • Garmin Edge Explore 1000

    Amy Jurries
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    At Eurobike this week, Garmin announced their new Edge Explore 1000 bike computer geared towards tourers and general adventurers. Starting with a paired down version of the Edge 1000 in terms of advanced functionality, the new Explore still captures all your classic bike stats, but also adds cycling-specific map routing and points of interest. The Edge Explore 1000 comes preloaded with a set of Garmin Cycle Maps that feature routable road and bike paths, elevation data, points of interest, and address search. When you head out to a new location, the bike computer lets you discover routes…
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    Survival Blog | Survival Spot

  • Locksmith Training Basics

    Survival Spot
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:37 am
    Check out this great collection of videos to learn how to pick a lock. Survival Spot does not condone using these skills or practices illegally. In most states there are laws restricting sales of locksmith tools only to those who are licensed. However there may be situations where you need to know how to pick a lock for lawful means. These videos will teach you how to do that. How Locks Work Different Types of Locks How to Pick a Deadbolt How to Pick Padlocks Tools of Locksmiths How to Use a Lock Pick Gun Locksmith Tools for Auto Lockouts How to Secure a Door to Prevent Theft High Cost of…
  • It Is Time To Kick Prepping Into Overdrive, Because This Stock Market Crash Is Just The Beginning

    Survival Spot
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:11 am
    If you have not been preparing for what is coming, you need to get off your sofa and you need to start prepping right now.  Just remember what happened back in 2008.  That crisis took most people totally by surprise.  Millions of Americans lost their jobs, and because most of them were living paycheck to paycheck, all of a sudden most of them couldn’t pay the rent or the mortgage either.  Large numbers of families that were once living a comfortable middle class lifestyle suddenly found themselves destitute.  Well, this coming crisis is going to be even worse by the time it is all said…
  • Our Money Is Dying

    Survival Spot
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:41 am
    © Dzentry | Dreamstime.com  Our Money is Dying…  Don’t let your wealth die with it! A question on the minds of many people today (increasingly those who manage or invest money professionally) is this: How do I preserve wealth during a period of intense official intervention in and manipulation of money supply, price, and asset markets? As every effort to re-inflate and perpetuate the credit bubble is made, the words of Austrian economist Ludwig Von Mises lurk ominously nearby: There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The…
  • How to Clean and Gut a Fish

    Survival Spot
    17 Aug 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Check out this great video from our very own Todd Tucker to learn how to clean and gut a fish the easy way. What some would consider a difficult job, Todd makes light work by applying his many years of knowledge as an avid outdoorsman. In this short video he shares his tips and tricks of the trade with our readers. The post How to Clean and Gut a Fish appeared first on Survival Blog | Survival Spot.
  • MRE’s: A New Look at a Classic Survival Food

    Survival Spot
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Last weekend my boyfriend and I decided to take a little trek into the wilderness to put our survival skills to the test. It’s always a good idea to practice your preps and make sure that your skill set is up to par by conducting periodic drills to simulate what would actually happen in a bug out situation. We decided to head up to a beautiful remote lake and take our new kayaks out on the water. The plan was to hike around a steep mountainside and locate a suitable site to build a shelter and make camp. The idea being that if we need to bug out to the wilderness one day, it would be…
 
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  • Bheestie Bag Review

    Matt K.
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Quick Take Review It’s been a while since we were on the water. So this past weekend, we loaded up a few rods and the rest of the gear and headed into the Sierras above Placerville to see what was left of the American River’s South Fork. The good news: despite the serious drought in California, the American River still runs and fishes pretty well. The bad news: it’s deep enough to swallow the walkie talkies we use to communicate out on the river. Much of the gear reviewed here on GearGuide gets used on a regular basis. One such item is the Rapid River Vest Pack from LL Bean. I wear it…
  • Tassajara Ridge Trail Review

    Matt K.
    23 Aug 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Located in the heart of the East Bay, the Tassajara Ridge trail straddles the low hills between San Ramon, Danville, Black Hawk and East Dublin. It’s a beautiful ride that climbs and drops across fire roads and cattle trails through the rough scrub that surrounds Mount Diablo. Views of the 3,800 foot peak are easy to catch especially if you climb to one of the Overlooks. We took to the trail a weekend or so ago amidst the haze caused by the Tesla Fire near Livermore. From GearGuide HQ access to the Tassajara Ridge trail is at the staging area 12295 Windemere Parkway in San Ramon. In…
  • Halfpops Review

    Matt K.
    16 Aug 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Quick Take Review In our book, there are really four types of food ideas. We got your good ones and your bad ones. And then there’s the good ones poorly executed and the bad ones well executed. Unfortunately, Halfpops fall in this latter category. We say this for a couple of reasons. Let’s start with a little description. Halfpops are tiny partially popped popcorn kernals. The photo on the package makes them look about the size of a corn nut. Reality is much different. Out of the package, Halfpops look pretty small about half the size of what’s depicted in the photo. They measure around…
  • Dolly Varden Willowmoc Pant Review

    Matt K.
    9 Aug 2015 | 9:33 am
    First Impressions We first wrote about Dolly Varden Outdoor Clothing a few months ago when we reviewed their Roaring Fork shirt. Nice product from a relatively new entry into the outdoor apparel market. The Roaring Fork included some very interesting details and hidden features that made it unique amongst the fishing shirt set. And it arrived with a traveling companion in the form of a pair of camel-colored Willowmoc pants. After a bit of tailoring, we decided to give them a test on a two-week urban-inspired journey across the country. Features The Dolly Varden Willowmoc is a mid-weight…
  • Nike Stretch Woven Pant Review

    Matt K.
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    Quick Take Review Some days you need a pant that’s just warm enough for a morning run. Other days you need a pant that’s comfortable for lounging. The Nike Stretch Woven Pant handles both tasks (okay, one of them isn’t so much a “task”) with ease and style. I received a pair as a gift recently and despite one not-so-short-coming, they’ve earned a solid spot in the GearGuide apparel rotation. Nike makes the Stretch Woven Pant from a combination of polyester and spandex. The material gives the pant a very nice lightweight and easy stretch. The company includes a number of nicely…
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    Hawaii Girl Adventures

  • Whitney Gilman Ridge 2015 – Multi Pitch Rock Climb

    29 Aug 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Whitney Gilman Ridge - check!Whitney-Gilman Ridge (5.7)5 pitches, 600 feetTrad, AlpineCannon Mountain, Franconia Notch, NHWhitney Gilman Revenge! This was our mantra for the most popular alpine rock climb in New England! Last May we climbed WGR but had to bail after 2 pitches due to getting a late start. Today it was busy, we were the 5th group (out of 7) in line, but we completed the route! I’m not gonna give a pitch description since you can already find that info online and in guidebooks. So I’m just gonna post our photos….yes, we’re happy and smiling in all our photos. We have…
  • Another Classroom

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Another ClassroomAnother ClassroomCathedral LedgeNorth Conway, NHAfter bagging the summit of Iron Mountain, I drove over to the top of Cathedral Ledge to visit a new crag that George Hurley found and developed called "Another Classroom". It was really easy to find – just drive to the parking lot at the top of Cathedral Ledge. Just before reaching the parking circle, about 100 feet on the left side of the road, is a wide, flat, white granite slab. From here, follow the trail that leads to the climber's descent trail. Follow the trail to the left and down onto the Thin Air trail. At the…
  • Iron Mountain - Solo Hike

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Shaka from the Iron Mountain summitIron Mountain (2,726 ft)Elevation Gain: 800 ftMiles: 1.6 roundtripDuration: 1hr, 15min (includes stops along the trail and at the summit)NH 52 With A ViewDifficulty: Easy to moderateAnother fine day to bag a NH 52 With A View summit! Although not much views at the summit, but there were views on the way to the summit.A side path (0.6 mile) lead to a great outlook up the Rocky Branch ValleyWhile a ledge on the left of the trail at 0.7 mile, provided some eastward views.Some photos along the Iron Mountain trail(yes, I love photo collages!)I didn't have time to…
  • Glen Boulder - Solo Hike

    22 Aug 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Shaka from Glen Boulder above Pinkham Notch!Glen Boulder  (3,700ft)Trail: Glen BoulderElevation Gain: 1,750 feetMile: 3.2 roundtripDuration: 3hrs, 20 minutes (includes stop along the trail and at the boulder)Difficulty: Easy to moderately strenuousDanger: Low to High (there are several water crossings, very slippery rocks, steep section, exposed rock scrambling, loose rocks along trail)I almost didn't leave my house today because it was raining over it! LOL!But I figured I’d just drive up north and check it out anyways. And I might as well since I was already packed. As I headed to…
  • Kearsarge North - Solo Hike

    16 Aug 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Shaka from the summit of Kearsarge North!Kearsarge North (3,268 ft)Trail: KearsargeElevation Gain: 2,600 ftMiles: 6.2 roundtripDuration: 4 hrs, 15 min (includes stops along the trail and at the summit for 30 minutes)NH 52 With A ViewDifficulty: Easy to moderately strenuousI checked the weather report and today was the best out of the weekend for hiking. But I totally didn’t check the humidity levels! :( Having EIA (exercise-induced asthma) I really should pay close attention to the air quality index. But I was all gung-ho to get out and hike something short and easy (or so I thought)…
 
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    Camp Out Colorado

  • Crater Lake and Maroon Bells Campgrounds Closed Due to Bear Activity

    Camper T
    6 Aug 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Crater Lake and Maroon Bells Campgrounds have been closed to overnight camping due to bear activity in the area. There have been too many human and bear conflicts which has prompted Colorado Division of Wildlife to close these areas for safety. This bear problems at Crater Lake and Maroon Bells are excellent examples of why campers have to be bear aware for all camping trips. Campers that have not taken the precautions to be bear aware have trained the bears in this area to seek out humans as a source of food. Instead of fearing humans they come into the area looking for trash and other…
  • Free Park Entrance on Colorado’s Birthday

    Camper T
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:03 pm
    That’ right, free park entrance to all 42 Colorado State parks on August 3rd. Other fees and costs still apply but the entrance fee will be waived. Get out and enjoy your local Colorado State Park. It is a beautiful summer, Make the most out of it! Here is more information and the press release. CPW marks Colorado Day with Free Park Entrance August 3 DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife marks Colorado Day, the commemoration of Colorado’s acceptance into statehood, with free park entrance at all 42 state parks, Monday, Aug. 3. “Colorado Day is an opportunity for…
  • Free Park Entrance to Active-Duty Military and Veterans in August

    Camper T
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife is doing something awesome for our active-duty military and veterans in the upcoming month. They are offering free park entrance! This is an great opportunity to get out and enjoy all that Colorado parks have to offer. This is the perfect time to enjoy Colorado in the height of the outdoor adventure season. Read the full press release below. Free Park Entrance for Military Press Release DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into…
  • Go Camping for the Great American Campout 2015

    Camper T
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:06 pm
    The Great American Campout for 2015 is almost here. This is a program that is run by the National Wildlife Foundation. Learn how you can help out to protect wildlife and the natural resources we enjoy so much when we are camping. National Wildlife Foundation Great American Campout From the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Camping in Colorado offers scenic views, solitude and escape. Joining in the Great American Campout June 27 to Sept. 7 means raising funds for wildlife too. Colorado Parks and Wildlife, charged with perpetuating the wildlife resources of the state, also provides a variety of…
  • Free Fishing Weekend June 6 and 7

    Camper T
    4 Jun 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Colorado River near Eagle Colorado is a great place to fish this free fishing weekend. Enjoy a free fishing weekend this coming weekend on June 6th and June 7th. Free fishing weekends in Colorado mean that you do not need a license to fish! So dust off your fishing gear and get out there and go fishing! Don’t have any fishing gear? No problem! Ask a friend who does go fishing if you can borrow some of their fishing gear. Better yet, see if they would be interested in the free fishing weekend to go out with you and enjoy some fishing. The free fishing weekend is a great opportunity to…
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    Outward Bound

  • Outward Bound Adult Expeditions: Personal Stories

    Sam Silver
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:19 am
    “Lose yourself in nature and find peace.” Ralph Waldo Emerson There is a common misconception that Outward Bound courses are only for teens and young adults. Even upon hearing that Outward Bound has courses for adults, many adults wonder if it is right for them. The truth is, if you listen to the stories from adults who have been on course, you’ll learn that not only is it right for you, but that once you take the leap, you’ll never look back. Below are personal stories from adult adventurers who ditched their email, turned off their phone and stepped outside their comfort…
  • Outward Bound Gap Year Programs Earn American Gap Association Seal

    Sam Silver
    21 Aug 2015 | 11:08 am
    Outward Bound is proud to announce its accreditation with the American Gap Association. Outward Bound joins an elite group of organizations dedicated to providing safe, meaningful and high-caliber educational experiences to the public. “AGA is incredibly proud to welcome Outward Bound into our elite list of AGA Accredited Organizations. They are the longest running program of any AGA Accredited Organization and have demonstrated an incredible level of risk management, quality, and professionalism that any Outward Bound student will benefit from.” -Ethan Knight, Executive…
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Attend the WRMC

    Bethany Buchanan
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:19 pm
    “The WRMC is the premier event for outdoor professionals to share preferred practices, successes, and challenges. As an industry leader with a 50-year history of delivering high quality outdoor programs in the United States, Outward Bound is very pleased to continue to be a co-sponsor with our partners, NOLS and the SCA. Each year we enjoy sharing what we have learned, and continue to learn from all of our colleagues.” – Mark Vermeal, Outward Bound VP of Safety The Wilderness Risk Management Conference is coming to Portland, Oregon on October 14-16. And if you’re not already planning…
  • Fostering a Spirit of Service, Improving Lives and Developing Leaders

    Bethany Buchanan
    6 Aug 2015 | 9:39 am
    Each year, 40,000 students enter the Outward Bound field. Led by the industry’s best outdoor professionals, Outward Bound students live and travel in the wilderness, conduct service projects, and learn to work closely with a group of individuals – all with differing skill levels and life experiences. Students return to work, schools, and communities with great strength of character, self-confidence and compassion toward others. They return ready to lead – and eager to serve. Meanwhile, each year in AmeriCorps’ extensive network of programs, 75,000 young people engage in intensive…
  • Student Profile: Northwest Instructor Development

    Bethany Buchanan
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:20 pm
    From Corporate Buyer to Outward Bound Instructor A Wisconsin native, Maddie Rock had never been to the West Coast. So when, two years out of college, she quit her job as a New York City based corporate buyer to attend a 50-day Northwest Instructor Development course, the excitement was palpable. “I’d heard that Outward Bound courses were great, and I wanted to find a pathway into full-time outdoor education work. An Outward Bound Instructor course was a good way to make the switch,” Maddie remembers. “I chose the Northwest course area based on its geography and course elements:…
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    GearWeAre.com

  • Outwell – Cimelia Single Mattress

    Andy
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:32 am
    What makes it so much more of a good night's sleeper than an ordinary mattress is that the Cimelia combines the best of camping tech, with the best of home-mattress tech and gives you a bed that comforms to uneven ground, insulates you from the cold and hugs your body like a hotel bed. Read more...
  • Bridgedale – DuoLite Beanie Hat

    Andy
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:51 am
    The DuoLite is made from 2 layers of DriRelease fabric, which is as soft as linen and will dry off quicker than a natural-fibre weave if it gets wet or sweaty. DriRelease is an American fabric which uses a mix of moisture-loving and moisture-hating threads to pull sweat from your skin and then actively encourage it to evaporate away, rather than soak in to the fabric. Read more...
  • Cushe – Getaway Shoes

    Andy
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:59 am
    What we have here is something more adaptable than a slipper, but less robust than a trail shoe. It sits in an area with a couple of other similar offerings of apres-activity shoe, and it's certainly a market which I 'get'. The Getaway seeks to give you a super-comfy way of strapping a very soft sole to your foot to give you that sofa-so-good feeling, and for that purpose they work really well. Read more...
  • Terra Nova – world’s lightest 2-man tent

    Andy
    13 Aug 2015 | 9:54 am
    Less than 2 cans of Coke and a Mars Bar. And considerably less than my Full English breakfast today, the Solar Ultra 2 tent from Terra Nova is the world’s lightest 2-man freestanding tent – at 772g.   Designed for […] Read more...
  • Scrubba Wash Bag

    Jodie
    13 Aug 2015 | 2:12 am
    In practice, I was pleasantly surprised - after drying, my towel had lost its toothpaste stains, and no longer smelt like a recently deceased rodent. The water that rinsed away was suitably post-wash colour, as if to prove it had worked, and the bag itself didn't leak. Portable washboard win! I started off thinking the Scrubba was a bit gimmicky, but I'm a convert - it's now going into the permanent camping accoutrements collection. Read more...
 
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    Gearexposure

  • Meet Tyler Armstrong, the 11 year old boy who wants to climb the Everest

    Vincent
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:57 am
    Tyler Armstrong, an 11-years-old boy from California, is aiming to climb 7 of the most renowned summits in the world. The boy is not a rookie climber though, as he already was the youngest person to climb the Mount Aconcagua at the age of 9. For the Everest, he wants to break a new record by ascending it before his 13th birthday. The current record belongs to Jordan Romero, another Californian boy who reached the top while he was 13 years old. However, the ambition of the young Tyler is, for some people (like the American climber John Krakauer), to be tempered. The risk might be too…
  • Xterrain 500, a fatbike that rides on sand and snow

    Vincent
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:47 am
    If you like all-terrain bicycles, you probably know riding one on the sand is no easy task. It might not be a problem while you’re riding in the dense and packed sand, but try to go in the central part of the beaches and you’ll be in a world of pain. The Xterrain 500 Fatbike is here to provide a solution. With its 10’’ wide front wheel, the fatbike offers enough traction to be effective in any kind of sand (and might even be able to ride over deep snow). We had already seen fatbikes capable of going in all sorts of terrains, but the Xterrain 500 is the first one to offer such a large…
  • Go hiking wild places thanks to the Recon Survival Tool

    Vincent
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:24 am
    Do you remember the Kniper? The all-in-all survival tool might have gotten itself a serious competitor with the Recon Survival Tool. Coming straight from Kickstarter, this tool is more suited for the outdoor tasks requiring strength, while it might not be as efficient for precision work. The Recon Survival Tool does not pack any screwdriver or ruler. However, it has everything you need for the most dense forests or for laying camp. The multi-tool features an axe, a saw, a blade, a rescue hook and a lanyard hole (used to tie it to a string). In terms of sharpness and durability, the Recon…
  • Patagonia, a responsibly sourced wool?

    Vincent
    21 Aug 2015 | 10:01 am
    The Patagonia brand always claimed that they were using ethically sourced wool from Argentina. A claim vastly relayed by the press and specialized blogs –including us when we were introducing the brand’s new Merino baselayers-. We are, indeed, talking about sustainably sourced wool from the south of Argentina. But the allegations of animal cruelty, clearly backed up by the video published by PETA, made us question the notion of “ethically sourced wool”. In that horrifying video, we can see a lamb being mutilated and skinned alive while fully conscious; other pictures show the…
  • Sierra Designs Nightwatch, a convertible 4-season tent

    Vincent
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:29 am
    For the watch! Renowned for its tents and sleeping bags, Sierra Design (an American company created in 1965) announced the Nightwatch for spring 2016, a convertible tent that can be deployed into 3 different shapes. Deploy it fully in case of raining, with its fabric entirely covering the top to avoid rainfall. The “halfway-retracted” position allows you to sleep confortably while letting the breeze in (in that position, then tent ventilates quite a lot). You can even fully retract the roof, so nothing stands between you and the sky. Way to enjoy a stary night! Its composite nylon fabrics…
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    Northern California Hiking Trails

  • Western US Fire Smoke Conditions and Air Quality Info For Hikers

    John Soares
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    Want to go hiking or backpacking in your favorite wilderness, national park, or state park in the western United States, but you’re not sure of the smoke conditions and the air quality because of all those summer wildfires? This post will help. I list nearly two dozen ways you can find out what’s happening in […]Related Posts:Trinity Alps Wilderness Trail ConditionsNational Trails Day 2015 in Northern CaliforniaCanyon Creek Lakes and Boulder Creek Lakes in the Trinity…New Editions of My Two Hiking GuidebooksMy Latest E-book Helps Freelance Writers
  • New Editions of My Two Hiking Guidebooks

    John Soares
    11 Aug 2015 | 4:13 pm
    I’m very happy to announce that I’ve recently signed contracts with my publisher, The Mountaineers Books, for a fourth edition of 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California and an expansion of 75 Hikes in California’s Mount Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National Park Regions into an entirely new book. 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California, Fourth […]Related Posts:Western US Fire Smoke Conditions and Air Quality Info For…Canyon Creek Lakes and Boulder Creek Lakes in the Trinity…Trinity Alps Wilderness Trail ConditionsNational Trails Day 2015 in Northern…
  • Trinity Alps Wilderness Trail Conditions

    John Soares
    13 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    I get a lot of emails and blog comments from backpackers and day hikers asking me about the conditions of specific trails in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. I answer when I can and when I have the time, but there are over 550 miles of trails in over 500,000 acres. There’s no way I can […]Related Posts:Canyon Creek Lakes and Boulder Creek Lakes in the Trinity…Western US Fire Smoke Conditions and Air Quality Info For…New Editions of My Two Hiking GuidebooksNational Trails Day 2015 in Northern CaliforniaMy Latest E-book Helps Freelance Writers
  • National Trails Day 2015 in Northern California

    John Soares
    31 May 2015 | 12:25 pm
    National Trails Day 2015 is this Saturday, June 6th. What Exactly Is National Trails Day? It’s a national program run by the American Hiking Society to promote awareness and improvement of trails throughout the United States. Different public, private, and nonprofit groups run a variety of events that range from trail maintenance and construction to […]Related Posts:Western US Fire Smoke Conditions and Air Quality Info For…Trinity Alps Wilderness Trail ConditionsNew Editions of My Two Hiking GuidebooksCanyon Creek Lakes and Boulder Creek Lakes in the Trinity…My…
  • Canyon Creek Lakes and Boulder Creek Lakes in the Trinity Alps

    John Soares
    26 Jun 2014 | 6:36 am
    The Canyon Creek Lakes and Boulder Creek Lakes are likely the most popular destinations in the Trinity Alps, and for good reason. They have everything a backpacker wants: roaring creeks with waterfalls, verdant meadows, abundant wildflowers, deep, rock-ringed lakes, and towering granite peaks. Below I share an updated version of the trek from my book […]Related Posts:Trinity Alps Wilderness Trail ConditionsNew Editions of My Two Hiking GuidebooksWestern US Fire Smoke Conditions and Air Quality Info For…National Trails Day 2015 in Northern CaliforniaWalking the Camino de Santiago…
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    Hiking The Trail

  • Day 1 – Hell Hike and Raft 2015 – The Adventure Begins

    admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:47 am
    Buzz…Buzz….Buzz…. My alarm is going off and there is a monster of a storm raging right outside my window. The lightning and rain started last night before I had settled down for the night. I had not... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • #AdventureMonday – 8-31-2015

    admin
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:56 am
    Did you have a great week and weekend? Where did your adventures take you? Make sure to keep tagging your photos with #hikingthetrail to be featured. We have lots of great photos to share so many in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Incase Halo Courier Backpack – Gear Review

    admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:28 pm
    For years I have been traveling with a backpack. They are easy to keep close to you in busy airports, bus and train stations. No worrying about wheels getting stuck or accidentally tripping people. ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Product Spotlight and Giveaway – Green Label Organic T-shirts.

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    26 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    Green Label Organic: Sustainable Threads is a family owned and operated business located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. It was co-created 10 years ago by George and his wife Rain. George is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • #AdventureMonday 8-24-2015

    admin
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:57 pm
    As many of us returned from Hell Hike and Raft 2015 I wanted to share with you all some of the great adventure photos everyone has been posting. Keep tagging your photos with #hikingthetrail and your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Roamancing Travel

  • Joyriding at Disneyland

    Brie Mason
    22 Aug 2015 | 11:55 am
    Sometimes it just feels great to let go, be out of control and move at top speed. With two very busy kids, a dog and a job, life is very structured – it has to be in order for everything to work! With a newly licensed 16 year old driver, getting around town has also been a little tense. Sitting myself in the seat of an amusement park ride that whipped around corners, hurled me up hills and down valleys at the speed of Lightening McQueen was the best decision I have made lately. I laughed, I screamed, I got butterflies, jiggly legs, an adrenaline rush, and our car won the race! Thanks…
  • Reach Up LA: Volunteering for the Special Olympics World Games 2015

    Lori Yearwood
    5 Aug 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Reach Up A city heard the call to action, ‘Reach Up LA‘, and that’s exactly what they did.  Over 30,000 volunteers signed up to make the Special Olympics World Games 2015 a successful life event for athletes with intellectual disabilities from 170 countries. Little did they know, that these games would do more to change their own lives! I know this because I was one of those volunteers. What started as an opportunity for my high schooler to get his service learning hours, turned out to be individual moments etched in our hearts forever. Moments of overwhelming positivity…
  • 2015 Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival – Gearing Up For A Good Time!

    Emme Rogers
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:09 am
    For 7 years now our summer highlight in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland is the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival, otherwise now known as my Birthday Bash! Proof that I know how to throw a good Birthday Bash! My friends love the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival so much that they now place it on their calendars before they make their other plans for the summer, and it has even become the much anticipated and talked about summer event for my friend’s kids (as with children 12 and under getting in for free, it has become a bit of a family affair, which as Auntie Emme, I love)!  This year,…
  • Special Olympics World Games 2015 Open Water Swimming

    Lori Yearwood
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Open Water Swimming Starting Line I had an amazing experience officiating the Open Water Swim Race of the Special Olympics World Games 2015! This was definitely one of those volunteer situations where you get more out of the experience than you could ever put into it. I never dreamed I would have the opportunity to spend time with athletes and coaches from around the world and experience such powerful moments. Posing With Athletes From Germany I was in the athletes’ tent as the session began, standing by as they all checked in. It was amazing to hear all the different languages spoken…
  • The Color Run Los Angeles

    Brie Mason
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:47 pm
    If anyone ever asks you to join them to do The Color Run, you need not hesitate, simply shout, “YES!” My daughter wanted to do The Color Run Los Angeles with some friends of hers. When I found out a couple other parents were going, I was on the fence between “Oh good, she’ll be safe with them.”, and “Well, if these parents can do it, I should do it too.” Little Miss Mason’s enthusiasm was so contagious that her encouragement for me to participate won me over! Once she showed me their promotional video, I knew there was no way I could just…
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    Seattle Backpackers Magazine

  • Obama Will Appear with Bear Grylls on Adventure Show

    Dutch Franz
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:21 am
    As if leading the free world and surviving two elections was not enough, the White House announced this week that President Obama will appear with[Read More...] The post Obama Will Appear with Bear Grylls on Adventure Show appeared first on Seattle Backpackers Magazine.
  • Victoria Clark Interview

    Isaac Tait
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:29 pm
      Victoria Clark, a Seattle local, has been invited to compete on the US Team at the IFSC World Championships in Arco, Italy later this[Read More...] The post Victoria Clark Interview appeared first on Seattle Backpackers Magazine.
  • Mississippi River Paddle Record Set by 80-Year-Old Adventurer

    Dutch Franz
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:34 pm
    Adventurer Dale Sanders, 80, from Logan County, Kentucky, survived snow, stifling heat, long days, torrential downpours, and even a numb butt to become the oldest[Read More...] The post Mississippi River Paddle Record Set by 80-Year-Old Adventurer appeared first on Seattle Backpackers Magazine.
  • Must See Outdoor Films for 2015

    admin
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Must See Outdoor Films for 2015 A Walk in the Woods’ (2015): Robert Redford, Nick Nolte Robert Redford teams up with Nick Nolte to conquer[Read More...] The post Must See Outdoor Films for 2015 appeared first on Seattle Backpackers Magazine.
  • New Cliff Diving World Record Set in Switzerland

    Dutch Franz
    18 Aug 2015 | 4:11 pm
    First, who knew they did cliff jumping in Switzerland? Regardless, on August 4, 2015 roguish Brazilian-born, Swiss-raised canyoneering phenom 27-year-old Laso Schaller set the world[Read More...] The post New Cliff Diving World Record Set in Switzerland appeared first on Seattle Backpackers Magazine.
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  • From the Desk of John Rourke – September 3rd, 2015

    Rourke
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:58 pm
    The world is a dangerous place. It seems like turmoil and evil is spreading daily. You’re probably saying – “Tell me something I don’t know.” Pentagon officials announced Wednesday that there are 5 Chinese Navy ships in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska. With the Chinese expanding their Naval operations and flexing their military might recently this is unsettling. As President Obama renames mountains in Alaska the situation in Syria – where he once drew a “red line in the sand” and then quickly erased it – is getting worse. Refugees…
  • Negativity will drag you down

    Rourke
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Rourke: This post was originally published HERE back in 2011. It still holds true today.   This world is unbelievably negative. Most people around me – home, work, friends – seem to relish in the demise of others and spew out a constant stream of negative comments. I think “gossip” taking over English as the most common language here in the States. What I often hear is “Guess what so and so did today.” and “You won’t believe who did what and with whom.” It is pretty ridiculous. I rarely watch the news – especially the…
  • From the Desk of John Rourke – September 2nd, 2015

    Rourke
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:09 pm
    Ken W. was the winner of the Sunwayman C22C flashlight giveaway. Appreciate everyone who entered. Stay tuned a new giveaway will be scheduled soon. Move!!!! I have a few people I know that complain about their weight. Frustrating is they talk to me about how they need to drop 20, 30, or 100 pounds  – and then head to McDonald’s for lunch. I get it – losing weight is not easy. I am pretty athletic and knowledgable about fitness and nutrition and certainly not at the ideal weight I would like to be at. Why? Choice! When I want to lose weight I do it. Remember – I said…
  • Video of the Week: Free Candy Bar over Free 10 oz Silver Bar?

    Rourke
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:13 pm
    YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.  The following video is telling as to how and why this country has ended up in the horrible economic and political state it is in.  Shameful.  Rourke   Support ModernSurvivalOnline for Less Than 20 Cents Per Day  Members of The Patriots receive exclusive content and benefits including articles, downloads, vendor…
  • Vote for ModernSurvivalOnline!!

    Rourke
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Yes – this is a shameless request to ask you to take a few seconds and vote for this site – ModernSurvivalOnline –  over at TopPrepperSites.com.   If you appreciate the efforts here as we try to bring you daily thoughts on survival and the world today please click on the picture above and vote for MSO! Thanks! Rourke  
 
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    trailsnet.com

  • Trailsnet Comments Working Again

    trailsnet
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:15 am
    Comments Finally Functional Again on Trailsnet.com If you are here to take the “Bicycles in the Wilderness” poll, that is located directly beneath this blog-post. For those of you who have tried leaving comments on Trailsnet.com, I’m sorry that it has not been working for over a year now. I finally bit the bullet and … Continue reading » The post Trailsnet Comments Working Again appeared first on trailsnet.com.
  • Should Bicycles Be Allowed On Wilderness Trails?

    trailsnet
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:44 am
    You will see the current results of the poll after you cast your vote. Feel free to share the poll on your website, Twitter, Facebook, etc. And thanks to Outside magazine for getting this discussion started on their Facebook page. The post Should Bicycles Be Allowed On Wilderness Trails? appeared first on trailsnet.com.
  • Prana Convertible Pants Review

    trailsnet
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:50 am
    Convertible Pants Are Perfect for Active Travel Autumn is just around the corner, and that means cool mornings and warm afternoons. That also means you’ll need a different wardrobe in the afternoon than you do in the morning. You’ll probably want to start your day with long sleeved shirts and full length pants to beat … Continue reading » The post Prana Convertible Pants Review appeared first on trailsnet.com.
  • U.S. 36 Bikeway Update

    trailsnet
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Boulder to Denver Bikeway I really want to give you some good news about the trail formerly known as the Boulder to Denver Bikeway. I was hoping  that “phase 1” of the cycleway would be completed by now. But alas, I suppose if they’re having this much trouble figuring out what to call the bike … Continue reading » The post U.S. 36 Bikeway Update appeared first on trailsnet.com.
  • Rhine River Trail: Bonn to Koblenz

    trailsnet
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:56 am
    Remagen, Germany Makes Good Bike Base Camp If you’ve completed your Mosel River Bike Tour and you’d like to explore the Rhine region of Germany by bike, the town of Remagen, Germany provides a good central location for basing your adventures. This bike tour is different than most European long-distance trail tours because it gives you … Continue reading » The post Rhine River Trail: Bonn to Koblenz appeared first on trailsnet.com.
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    Focusing On Wildlife

  • Extreme Arctic sea ice melt forces thousands of walruses ashore in Alaska

    Supertrooper
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The extreme loss of Arctic sea ice due to climate change is forcing thousands of walruses to crowd ashore on a remote barrier island off Alaska, and threatening their survival. Barack Obama will be the first US president to visit the Alaskan Arctic on 31 August on a three-day tour to draw attention to the [...]
  • Bigfoot Sighting

    Dana Allen
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    A young African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus) demonstrates the advantages of being big footed in the flooded wetlands of the Okavango. Okavango Delta, Botswana. With Wilderness Safaris.            
  • Tibetan crane’s winter habitat under threat from Indian hydroelectric project

    Supertrooper
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A hydroelectric project in India’s eastern Himalayas will soon destroy one of the winter habitats of the magnificent Tibetan crane, a vulnerable bird regarded by local Buddhists as the reincarnation of a the sixth Dalai Lama, scientists and environmentalists have warned. The Tibetan, or black-necked crane, a species unique to Asia, has already disappeared from [...]
  • Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, 8/21/2015

    Scott Simmons
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:00 am
    This past Saturday I visited the wildlife drive at Lake Apopka. I was hoping to get some nice migrant activity, and I was not disappointed. Yellow Warblers were everywhere! I estimated 20 of them, but I think I underestimated. In one little spot along the lakeshore there were perhaps 10 Yellow Warblers, 2 Prothonotary Warblers, [...]
  • 25 million songbirds slaughtered each year in the Mediterranean

    Supertrooper
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Egyptians line their beaches with fine two-metre high nets that can stretch for miles across the Nile delta and will catch any bird coming close; the Maltese will cover whole trees in nylon; the Cypriots smear branches in glue to stop birds flying; the Italians will kill nearly anything that flies and the French [...]
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    Man Makes Fire

  • Review: Plano Parallel Limb Hard Bow Case

    Chris Maxcer
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:05 pm
    The article Review: Plano Parallel Limb Hard Bow Case first appeared on Man Makes Fire. Review: Plano Parallel Limb Hard Bow CaseCustom FitDurabilityPrice-to-Value Ratio2015-09-024.4Overall ScoreRight after you acquire your first bow, you’re going to realize that you’re missing something: a case. If your new bow is a compound hunting bow — and you plan to go hunting — you’re going to need to protect your bow on the way to […] The post Review: Plano Parallel Limb Hard Bow Case appeared first on Man Makes Fire.
  • The Best Trout Flies: Ants!

    Chris Maxcer
    5 Aug 2015 | 10:30 pm
    The article The Best Trout Flies: Ants! first appeared on Man Makes Fire. When I was younger, I spent an undue amount of time trying to match the hatch, and I’ve had success doing it — but the trouble is, the hatches don’t often come on strong when I happen to be out on the water. Even so, a lot of great hatches hit an hour before dark, […] The post The Best Trout Flies: Ants! appeared first on Man Makes Fire.
  • Olympus TG-4 Review: Rugged & Fast

    Chris Maxcer
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:49 pm
    The article Olympus TG-4 Review: Rugged & Fast first appeared on Man Makes Fire. Olympus TG-4 Review: Rugged & FastRuggednessVersatilityPhoto QualityVideo QualityEase of Use2015-07-264.5Overall ScoreThe 16 megapixel Olympus Stylus TG-4 Tough waterproof camera is one of the best point-and-shoot rugged camera options available in 2015. Is it perfect? No. But it’s darn good. In this review I’ll cover the standout features, where it fits best, and help you learn […] The post Olympus TG-4 Review: Rugged & Fast appeared first on Man Makes Fire.
  • LifeProof FRĒ Power Case Review: Waterproof with 2x Battery

    Chris Maxcer
    15 Jun 2015 | 8:32 pm
    The article LifeProof FRĒ Power Case Review: Waterproof with 2x Battery first appeared on Man Makes Fire. LifeProof FRĒ Power Case Review: Waterproof with 2x BatteryDurabilityFit and FinishEase of UseOverall Value2015-06-154.5Overall ScoreThe new LifeProof FRĒ Power for iPhone 6 Case solves two core problems for most adventurers — the need for a rugged waterproof case and the need for extra battery power. The FRĒ takes the popular design of the frē waterproof […] The post LifeProof FRĒ Power Case Review: Waterproof with 2x Battery appeared first on Man Makes Fire.
  • Mophie Makes ‘Juice Pack’ Battery Case Waterproof

    Chris Maxcer
    1 Jun 2015 | 3:30 pm
    The article Mophie Makes ‘Juice Pack’ Battery Case Waterproof first appeared on Man Makes Fire. Mophie, the maker of the popular line of smartphone “juice pack” battery cases, will soon release a new rugged and waterproof iPhone 6 battery case — the juice pack H2PRO. Obviously, for adventurers everywhere, this is damn fine news. The H2PRO essentially doubles your iPhone 6 battery life by packing enough juice for one extra […] The post Mophie Makes ‘Juice Pack’ Battery Case Waterproof appeared first on Man Makes Fire.
 
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    Appalachian Trials

  • Episode #54 – Frozen Mac N Cheese

    Pox Holiday
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:18 pm
    This week we talk with our friend, t-shirt designer, Thru-Hiker Prom poster designer, and 2015 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker: Frozen Mac N Cheese! Frozen Mac saw a staggering number of bears on her hike. Puss has pants problems. Pox has poison ivy. Someone watches Pitch Perfect waaaaaay too much. People search for the hashtag #DivaCup are ...
  • Ibuprofen for Backpacking: Why It’s Probably A Bad Idea

    Zach
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Pain.  It’s one of the few inevitabilities associated with long distance backpacking.  Even those in the best of condition will face pain at some point during their journey- early and often is usually the safest bet.  When you wake up in the middle of night and your joints feel as if they’ve been filled cement and muscles ......
  • Ukelady and Possum Get Spoiled by New Jersey

    Mike and Grace
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:00 pm
    We are back on the trail! Here’s the account of our New Jersey adventurings, straight from the Ukelady’s mouth. August 15 – 5 miles After a long and wonderful week of traveling through PA and NY to see our friends and family, we woke up at the Church of the Mountain ready to get hiking. ......
  • Homage To An Umbrella

    Katina Daanen
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:44 pm
    My SnowPeak Ultralight backpacking umbrella weighs the equivalent of a deck of cards—and is worth every inch of those additional 4.7 ounces....
  • The Benefits and Drawbacks of a Supported Through Hike

    Dave Michel
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:59 am
    In my last post I gave some reasons why I decided to do a supported through hike in 2016, with my wife following along and picking me up at the end of the day when possible. We calculate it might be possible about two-thirds of the time. I had some good reasons. Now the list ...
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    Surface 604

  • Kettle Valley Railway – 100 km’s for 100 Years

    Surface 604
    29 Aug 2015 | 11:57 am
    I was there for the planning of the trip to Naramata. I recall talk of wine-tasting tours by ebike and a plan to use the bikes to haul the iSUP’s down to Okanagan Lake for a morning paddle. I was the one who suggested riding the ebikes on the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR), an abandoned railway that stretches hundreds of kilometers and is a popular attraction for riders and hikers.I’d ridden stretches of it many times a few years earlier during a summer I lived on the Bench in a fruit picker’s shack at Tightrope Winery. The smooth, low-angle rail bed was a great way to rehabilitate a…
  • Kite Clash 2015

    Surface 604
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:27 am
    Putting a little lifestyle in your commute. Braydan Schneider, the youngest kitesurfer competing in the Kite Clash Canadian Kitesurfing Championships in Squamish, BC, shows up on his Surface 604 Boar carrying his gear. He hits the podium and places 3rd in the Juniors.The post Kite Clash 2015 appeared first on Surface 604.
  • Three Days on the Naramata Bench

    Surface 604
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Our first Park ’n Ride session takes us to the renowned Naramata Bench wine region, a sub-region of the Okanagan (AKA “Napa of the North), and a place Fox News described as “The best wine region you’ve never heard of.” The Bench is a narrow stretch of land perched a few hundred feet above Okanagan Lake, a massive fresh water lake 135 km in length located in South Central British Columbia, just 80 km from the Washington State border. The Bench is a little gem-of-a-destination that has something for everyone. Foodies and wine lovers come for the idyllic vineyards and boutique wineries…
  • Morning Glass

    Surface 604
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Freedom to put a little lifestyle in your commute. At Surface 604 we get more people riding.A HUGE shout out to our friends from Kahuna Paddleboards.The post Morning Glass appeared first on Surface 604.
  • What’s Up With Torque Sensors?

    Surface 604
    7 Aug 2015 | 10:56 am
    This started as an FAQ entry because we’d had a lot of great questions about the “torque sensor” on the new bike, but it got pretty long so here it is, posted in the Bike Garage.The decision to build the Boar with a torque sensor was based on our past experience with cadence sensor bikes – we think both have their merits, but after riding the Boar with the torque sensor, it was a clear winner for us: we like to “ride”. For further reference, check out this great forum post on ElectricBikeReview.com.The Torque Sensor senses how much “torque” or “force”…
 
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    50 Campfires

  • Darn Tough Vermont Lifestyle Sock Collection

    50 Campfires
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Overview: First of all, there’s no one perfect sock for anybody. The sock that you wear really depends on your style, what feels good to you, what level of performance you’re at in your sport and how hot or cold your feet run.  Darn Tough Vermont will show you a range of socks in the above video you should consider when, for example, you look at a winter sock for downhill skiing. They start with 4 socks that represent the sort of levels you can go to depending on what you like. Darn Tough Vermont starts with the warmest sock that you can buy in their line. This would be an Expedition…
  • Bogs Footwear Mens Johnny Shoe Overview

    50 Campfires
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Overview: This is one of Bog Footwear’s newest styles for men’s lifestyle, it’s The Johnny Shoe. Its part of their Leather Collection that Bogs is expanding into as lifestyle footwear. All of their leather is 100% waterproof, which is fantastic! The Johnny Shoe is not going to rub or get scratched up with water like it does a lot of times when you treat your own leather shoes. Rebound technology in the sole, Durafresh in the inside to keep your feet feeling fresh all day long. You can transition from the office to the outdoors and it makes it super simple with this shoe. Find it…
  • Bogs Footwear Mens Tumalo Overview

    50 Campfires
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Overview: The Mens Tumalo features Bogs’ signature cutout that you see through all their boots and it makes it really easy to put on and put off and also features great laces. It has Bogs rebound technology in the bed of the foot, super comfortable all day long. Your feet will be happy no matter what you’re doing. As well as Durafresh it’s going to keep your feet fresh and not sweaty and so this is a great day hiker. And for lighter activities we’re going to be coming out with a light hiker later this year, but for now it’s the Tumalo and you can check it out here. Manufacturer:…
  • Bogs Footwear Sidney Lace Boot Overview

    50 Campfires
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Overview: This is the Sidney Lace. It has that combat boot feel to it. It’s great for transitioning between indoor and outdoor. You have the patented Bog technology with the rebound and cushion so your foot is going to be supported all day long. It’s 100% waterproof so you can go out in any weather while also being fashionable. This will be available later this year and it will be available on Bog Footwear’s website here. Manufacturer: Bogs Footwear Product Name: Sidney Lace Boot MSRP: $120.00 The post Bogs Footwear Sidney Lace Boot Overview appeared first on 50 Campfires.
  • Bogs Footwear Summit Series Overview

    50 Campfires
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Overview: This is a new pattern from a current style we have out is the Summit Series. It’s fantastic for travel and really lightweight. You can actually roll it up and toss it in your suitcase, so it’s perfectly packable and you don’t have to lug around those heavy boots in the winter when you’re traveling. The best part of it is the Summit Series are machine washable, so you can just toss it in the washer, get it clean, and let it air dry and you’re good to go. This will be out in 2015 and you can check it out on on Bogs Footwear’s website here. Manufacturer: Bogs Footwear…
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    Ridgeline Images

  • Zamberlan 132 Airound GTX RR Review

    David Lowe
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:22 am
    A New Frontier in Hiking Shoe Design Zamberlan has a rich history and enjoys excellent reputation when it comes to performance footwear and was eager to road test their latest speed hiking shoes. As someone who prefers the versatility and comfort of a lightweight hiking shoe the Zamberlan 132 Airound GTX RR appeared to tick the right boxes. The shoes mark a significant advancement in footwear design as they are the first to include 360-degree breathability around the entire foot, a definite blessing when tackling the hot and humid summer conditions in Japan. While the shoes edge on the pricer…
  • Hyakuhirono Waterfall

    David Lowe
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Hiking to the Hyakuhirono Waterfall in Okutama On a dreary overcast day last week I decided to check out a towering waterfall in the Okutama watershed. One of the major drawcards hiking Mount Kawanoriyama is passing by the rather impressive Hyakuhirono Waterfall 百尋の滝. Located in a rather remote corner of Okutama near the Nippara limestone cave the waterfall drops 40 metres in an upstream portion of the Kawakoketani River. From the Kawanoribashi bus stop walk along the gated Kawanori Forestry Way for 45 minutes to the first rest stop. Recently the hiking trail suffered landslide damage…
  • 25 Things I’ve Learned Hiking in Japan

    David Lowe
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Musings from 10 Years Hiking in Japan Whether setting out on your first hike or already an accomplished mountaineer there are definitely some quirks unique to hiking in the Japanese mountains. This was especially so coming from an Australian hiking perspective where avoiding bears and deciphering signs in a foreign language are furthest from your mind. Needless to say, getting acquainted with the lay of the land presented a challenge or two, along with dressing for the colder weather and importantly working out a way to the trailhead without a car. The following twenty five entries – a…
  • The Yatsugatake Mountains

    David Lowe
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Splendid Backdrop Scaling Yatsugatake Mountains Last summer near perfect conditions provided an excellent opportunity to take a three day hike over the Yatsugatake Mountains. These volcanic mountains are situated on the border between Nagano and Yamanashi Prefectures and are around 3 hours’ drive west of Tokyo. The high alpine terrain is dotted with a several mountains lodges to accommodate the large number of visitors who head for the breathtaking scenery and to escape the sweltering conditions which afflict much of Japan through the summer months. Included below are some highlights from…
  • 10 Unusual Sights Hiking Around Tokyo

    David Lowe
    20 Jun 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Weird and Wonderful Sights on the Trail Hiking around Tokyo provides a great chance to escape the crowds, unwind and feel some personal space often lacking in the city. While charming scenery is abound there are times you are left scratching head as to what’s really going on. Included below are some of the more unusual scenes that I’ve come to witness on my travels through the Japanese mountains. 1. The Mount Jinba Horse The summit of Mount Jinba on the Kanagawa / Tokyo prefectural border is famed for a not so subtle concrete horse or as some have suggested something more akin to a…
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    Women's Gear Guide

  • Black Diamond LIQUID POINT SHELL 

    Jordan Curet
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:19 pm
    The Black Diamond Liquid Point Shell boasts a lightweight waterproof yet breathable women’s shell jacket. Built with GORE-TEX® Paclite®, the Liquid Point Shell is a must have for any mountain escape. This jacket has unmatched weather protection in a simple, versatile package ideal for every summit scramble and ultralight missions. We spend a lot of […] The post Black Diamond LIQUID POINT SHELL  appeared first on Women's Gear Guide.
  • music on the go, the ECO Extreme

    Jordan Curet
    6 Aug 2015 | 11:10 am
    With the ECO Extreme, from Grace Digital, you can take your music anywhere. This durable case is perfect for the beach, hiking and backpacking, camping or a boating trip. If you can get there, it’ll follow you and create the perfect soundtrack. Usually I am headed to the outdoors to unplug and disconnect. But at the […] The post music on the go, the ECO Extreme appeared first on Women's Gear Guide.
  • Opedix Core-Tec 2.0 Review

    Jordan Curet
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:19 pm
    The women’s Opedix Core-Tec 2.0 offers a scientifically engineered base layer in the form of comfortable compression shorts. Opedix makes several garments that are intended to promote dynamic alignment and optimal join function. Opedix uses a patented design they call Torque Reform Technology to enhance core stability. Basically by improving alignment, athletes will see reduced […] The post Opedix Core-Tec 2.0 Review appeared first on Women's Gear Guide.
  • GlideSoul perfectly suited to SUP

    Jordan Curet
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Living high in the Rocky Mountains and far from the ocean waves and sandy beaches, you might not think you need a wetsuit. But with the advent of SUP, stand-up paddleboarding, in Colorado, a Glidesoul full wetsuit might be just what you need. The rivers of the Rockies are snowmelt, so when you expect barely […] The post GlideSoul perfectly suited to SUP appeared first on Women's Gear Guide.
  • Dakine Trail Photo Review

    Jordan Curet
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:37 pm
    The Dakine Trail Photo 16L pack is a great way to get your camera out to all the backcountry adventures around Aspen. The minimalist design and padded compartments make it ideal for hiking, biking, or any other trail sport you can think of.  The side entry to camera gear makes this pack great to get […] The post Dakine Trail Photo Review appeared first on Women's Gear Guide.
 
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    Inflatable SUP World

  • Aquaglide Cascade 12’6” ISUP Review

    admin
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:07 pm
    The Aquaglide Cascade is an extremely portable and stable touring inflatable SUP. Although not considered to be a super performer we found that it paddled well, tracked straight, was easy enough to maneuver and overall felt very stable and secure even on ocean waves. What it lacked in performance it made up for in stability. […]
  • Airhead SUP Heavy Duty Board Leash Review

    admin
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:33 pm
    A board leash is a must safety accessory if you get into stand-up paddle boarding. One end attaches just above your ankle and the other end attaches to the D-ring at the back end of your SUP. If you fall into the water, the leash ensures that you don’t lose your board. The last thing […]
  • Top 3 Electric Pumps For Inflatable SUP

    admin
    5 Aug 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Many of the hand pumps that come with inflatable stand-up paddleboards are quite good. They have gotten much better and far easier to use over the years. However inflatable paddleboards can hold quite a bit of air pressure. As many of us know, it can be a bit of work to inflate your board. You […]
  • NRS Earl Inflatable SUP Review

    admin
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I had wanted to review this board and happened to come across a couple while I was out paddling one day who had the NRS Earl 6. They were nice enough to let me spend a little time with the board and try it out. I only had that one shot with it so I […]
  • Airhead SUP Deluxe Coast Guard Kit

    admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Normally when I SUP I wear a waistpack PFD because I find it is more comfortable than wearing a normal lifejacket. However I got to review the Airhead SUP Deluxe Coast Guard Kit and found that the life vest included in this kit was extremely comfortable while stand-up paddling. I found the armholes to be […]
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    The Bug Out Bag Guide

  • Are You Fit to Bug-Out? An Essential Guide to Prepper Fitness

    Lisa S
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    Why Fitness is an Integral Part of Disaster Scenario Preparedness “Look at the abs on that woman scrounging for food!” Said no one, ever. Improving your survival fitness doesn’t mean perfecting your body to fitness model standards, it means conditioning your fitness level to enable your body to handle the various physical tasks that will be necessary in a disaster scenario – and it’s just as important as any other aspect of your prepping plan. While you may have stockpiles of food and water, a bug-out-bag packed and ready to go, and a bug-out plan tweaked to perfection, none of…
  • Ingenious Ways to Save Money Prepping

    Lisa S
    6 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    Note: This article was contributed by Dan F. Sullivan of SurvivalSullivan.com. To learn more about Dan you can see the About the Author section at the end of the post. Let’s face it: if we were to buy every survival item we read about online or in books, we’d have to spend dozens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars on preps. That’s a lot of money! Prepping and living frugally go hand in hand and it was only a matter of time after I started prepping myself that I started to look for ways to minimize my expenses. In what follows I want to give you nothing but ways to save money…
  • How To Choose The Best Lightweight Tent For Camping, Recreation, and Bugging Out

    Lisa S
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    We recently published a great article that provided tips for building shelter in any survival situation, which we highly recommend that you read and familiarize yourself with. However, while learning to build shelter from found materials is a skill we feel everyone should have, there are also many advantages to carrying a tent with you for excursions into the wilderness. Having a tent saves the effort and time of preparing shelter from scratch – allotting you more energy to expend on other aspects of your camp – and can provide life-saving shelter in cases of extreme weather or…
  • Going Off the Grid – How to Make Your Home Self-Sufficient

    Lisa S
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    In past articles, we’ve shown you what habits to pick up and which to break in order to make yourself more self-sufficient – now it’s your home’s turn. Making your home self-sufficient will not only increase your preparedness and chance of survival in times of crisis, but also will help you save on household costs such as electricity and water – win/win! In a survival situation, your ability to power your home without reliance on a power grid, municipal water, or other external resource will greatly increase your chance of survival as many of these resources will no doubt be…
  • Gear Up: How To Choose the Best Tactical Pants

    Lisa S
    8 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    Here at The Bug Out Bag Guide, we asked our readers what areas of survival preparedness they were most interested in learning more about and overwhelmingly the answer was tactical clothing for bug-out and get-home scenarios. To provide you with the most complete and comprehensive resource on tactical survival clothing, we’re writing a series of articles starting with this one on the best tactical pants to pack for your survival plans. Believe it or not, the clothing you choose for your bug-out or get-home bag can have a substantial impact on your chances for survival. The right clothing can…
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    Best Tactical Flashlight

  • Fenix E12 Review

    Michael
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Summary of Fenix E12 Review The Fenix E12 flashlight is the next generation/follow-up light to the popular Fenix E11. The E12 Fenix has many design modifications from the Fenix E11 and in most respects is a completely different light. The small size, durability, and high brightness of this light make it a favorite among the Every Day Carry (EDC) crowd. Most people like the design changes in the E12, but some of the changes are up to personal preference. We like the changes but understand some of the complaints against this light. Please enjoy our Fenix E12 Review. Weight: 1 oz without battery…
 
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    Trody Travel Guide - Blog

  • 11 Movies You Must See to Inspire Wanderlust

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Life Is An Adventure, Dare It! Yes! Lets do that. Need some motivation? We made a list of movies that will serve the purpose. And what better way to spend this weekend than watching inpirational travel movies that will make you feel the instant urge to pack up everything and head out to explore...
  • 20 Most Breathtaking Natural Wonders of India Everyone Should Visit

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Most of us must have seen or heard of Ooty, Manali, Shimla and other popular places, which no doubt are places of great natural beauty. But how many of us have seen the lesser known natural wonders of India? From caves so long that they seem never ending to crater formed by asteroid impacts and...
  • 12 Offbeat Places to Visit in Jammu and Kashmir

    18 Aug 2015 | 8:04 pm
    Jammu & Kashmir, the northern most state of India, sharing borders with China, Tibet and Pakistan, is also one of the most scenic states of India. No one can deny that this place is blessed with surreal blissful beauty. Inspite of the violent recent past, nothing has been able to deter the...
  • Cities Forgotten by Time: The Lost Cities of India

    13 Aug 2015 | 12:14 am
    Being accustomed to the hustle and bustle of the city lives, we've forgotten to our lives to its fullest. The changing traditions, values and ideas have enabled us to be what we are. The concern here lies in the very fact that we often tend to run behind what is popular. This is still subjective...
  • Staff Pick-10 Best From "Monsoon As You See It"

    11 Aug 2015 | 12:49 am
    10 Best captures shared during the "Monsoon as you see it"-Instagram Contest held by Trodly. These picture come from all around India by some really amazing people. Enjoy! Follow Trodly on Instagram @the.trodly Struck by the lighting via @itookthose (follow on Instagram)    A walk in the...
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    ADAPT Network » Outdoor

  • 5 Unusual Outdoor Lodging Ideas

    Ben
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:02 am
    Ever wanted to stay the night in a yurt, overlooking the ocean? How about a rustic cabin in the mountains, a tree house in the woods, or even a fire lookout with sweeping views? All of the above are easily accessible to all travelers – no wilderness experience necessary! Extend the camping season with these year-round lodging experiences, and learn where and when to book them.Yurts: Comfortable Camping Without the RVYurts are not just in rural Mongolia anymore! These canvas-sided circular shelters have been popular additions to many state parks across the U.S. and Canada, offering…
  • How To Build A Campfire

    Ben
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:06 am
    When humans discovered how to make fire, everything changed for the better. We gained the ability to cook our food, keep warm, and use heat to produce more advanced tools and materials. But in our modern world we can easily exist without the need to ever use open flame. Still, no one brags about how they can’t build a fire. On the contrary – most people are embarrassed after a failed attempt, while their respective camping buddies mocking their measly efforts. Our advanced world sometimes leaves us in an ironic primitive state.No matter what season it is, you should know how to build a…
  • Photo Blog: Adventures in the Scottish Highlands

    Ben
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:46 am
    The Highlands of Scotland: hundreds and hundreds of miles of open, free-to-roam, wilderness peppered with fresh and salt water lochs, lush glens and rocky mountains as far as the eye can see! We recently took a trip to the North of Scotland, to try and capture this magnificent untouched landscape and the lives of the animals that call it home.In a series of photos we reveal our adventures through the home of British mountaineering. Our base was Fort William, featured in ‘The Best Places for Adventure in Europe‘. Situated at the foot of Ben Nevis (the highest peak in Britain) and…
  • Secure your Outdoor Gear in the Wild with P-Locks

    Community
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:32 am
    Accumulating expensive outdoor-gear is a common side-effect of being addicted to adventure. Whether it’s a high-end downhill mountain bike or a custom shaped surfboard we all want to love and care for our equipment. When venturing outdoors we take our gear away from the safety of the garage. Sometimes we can lock it in to the car or camper overnight but other times we are left with fewer options to protect our investments from potentially being stolen.It’s a sad fact that expensive action-sports gear is often targeted; just the other week I was reading a post from my local…
  • Camping Hacks for your next Family Adventure

    Ben
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:06 am
    Ah, the family camping trip: fun-filled days at the lake or river, restful afternoons lying in a hammock slung between two trees, roasting marshmallows by the fire, and snuggling into cozy sleeping bags at night. At least, that’s what glossy magazine covers and campground brochures would have you believe about the experience. If this idealized version of events doesn’t exactly mirror your own camping experiences, you’re not alone. My first few excursions into the great outdoors with my kids involved more work than play, more chaos than relaxation, and far more dirt (on everything) than…
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    San Diego PCT Sloggers

  • Day 152: The Return of Bob

    jonjadams31
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    There is nothing like waking up in a tent as the wind and rain pelts said tent to no end. I woke up around 6am to this racket and decided it wasn’t for me yet. I rolled over and tried to go back to sleep, eventually giving up that endeavor in order to just stay warm and cozy in my sleeping bag until about 7:30am. It was then that I began my morning ritual; breakfast, change from sleeping attire to hiking clothes, pack up sleeping bag, pack up mattress pad, etc. Basically, I packed up everything that could go in my pack besides my tent due to the heavy rain. Then I heard a crazy person…
  • Day 151: It’s Gonna Rain All Day

    jonjadams31
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    What a life that I have made here, all covered up in grey. It’s gonna rain all day. If you don’t know those lyrics, click here. Seriously though, it rained basically all day today. We woke up at Deep Lake to the sound of rain on our tent flies. Pie was first out of camp around 8am and I followed maybe 20-25 minutes later. If I am being honest I could have easily slept another hour this morning. We hiked in he rain for a while but by our first break at 10:30am some blue sky patches started to appear. We took the opportunity while we had it to dry out out tents, ground cloths, and…
  • Day 150: What’s This Stuff Falling From The Sky?

    jonjadams31
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    The sky was grey when we woke up this morning and there was some dampness to the plants around us but our tents were still mostly dry so whatever rain fell at all happened as we slept. It was starting to drizzle just a little bit as we packed up camp and then some actual drops began to fall as we hiked the first few miles of the day. This resulted in what Pie calls the “Cascade Drip” which is a term I hadn’t heard before and I am pretty sure he made up with his buddies way back when. Either way, the plants were wet and transferring their water to our pants and legs as we…
  • Day 149: Delate Creek

    jonjadams31
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    We had a few morning errands to take care of before we could get out of town, not the least of which was breakfast. After breakfast we hit the store for a few last minute items and then it was back to the hotel room to pack up. Once the packs were good and full again we were on the road walking back to the trail a little after 9am. We had a couple options for camps depending on how the day’s hike went. There was a creek at 19 miles and a creek at 21 miles for the day and both had noted campsites nearby. We started the day with a 2,300 foot elevation gain to get up to what is known as…
  • Day 148: Snoqualmie (Picture Drop!)

    jonjadams31
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:27 pm
    We only had a half day of hiking to get into Snoqualmie so I thought I would clear the phone of some pictures while I had wifi. This picture drop includes photos from The Bridge of the Gods, Mount Adams wilderness, Goat Rocks wilderness, my pack frame spine busting and us removing it at White Pass, Mount Rainier, and Snoqualmie areas. Enjoy!                                               …
 
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    Digital Steak

  • Climbing Tre Cime di Lavaredo – my first Great North Face

    Charley Radcliffe
    23 Aug 2015 | 3:33 am
    Fear. The persistent feeling that I’ve not been able to shake for the last week but we’re here now and there is no way out. It’s the night before we set off to climb the Comici on Cima Grande, one of the classic Great North Face routes but it isn’t the route I’m scared of,... Read More Read more at Digital Steak.
  • Welcome to The Mountain Foundry

    Charley Radcliffe
    5 Aug 2015 | 5:54 am
    In June 2015 I officially launched The Mountain Foundry, my new business that is working with everyday athletes to elites by training them in strength and conditioning for the mountains. Training both face-to-face in Chamonix and remotely via the magic of the internet, my goal is to make people stronger, more confident, and safer in... Read More Read more at Digital Steak.
  • Climbing the Frendo Spur – A very civilised affair

    Charley Radcliffe
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:13 pm
    Climbing the Frendo Spur is high up on many alpinists dreams when they arrive in Chamonix. A striking line that towers over town, rising right underneath the Aiguille du Midi telepherique in full view of all the camera happy tourists. Described as a mid-grade classic, I’ve had my eye on this route for several years... Read More Read more at Digital Steak.
  • 3 Lessons from climbing in an electrical storm

    Charley Radcliffe
    11 Jun 2015 | 3:39 am
    The weather in Chamonix is typical early summer weather – amazing sunny mornings then, between 1pm and 2pm, the clouds come in and shortly after a storm kicks off. It is pretty much like clockwork. Jesse and I set off on a rock climb up high that would easily get us back to safety in time.... Read More Read more at Digital Steak.
  • Single pitch rock climbing in the Peak District

    Charley Radcliffe
    3 Jun 2015 | 11:09 pm
    People travel from all over the world to come and climb in what is now my back yard, Chamonix – it is truly exceptional with so much variety; from sport climbing to ice, to alpine mountaineering to alpine rock climbing. It truly is a climbing Mecca. One thing I’ve missed, however, is single pitch rock climbing... Read More Read more at Digital Steak.
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    Wilderness Today

  • Camping From a Tree? 12 Images that Prove This Tent Will Change The Way You Camp Forever

    Wilderness Today
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Image Credit: Tentsile Let’s face it, most tents (even some of the newer models) are pretty boring.  Tentsile is trying to change the way you camp with some modern solutions for the most adventurous campers & survival experts. It doesn’t matter if you are gearing up for a kayaking trip for fun with your family & friends or equipping yourself for a survival situation, having a roof over your head is a must. The question was asked and Tentsile has answered: Why not make “tenting it” more fun than doing it with your old hand-me-down vintage tent made of a…
  • How to Properly Tune a Recurve Bow

    Wilderness Today
    13 Aug 2015 | 8:06 pm
    There was a time not too many years ago when Bowyers were like Blacksmiths in that they were all individual, master, craftsmen working in small shops and who may or may not have had an apprentice or two who were studying the craft under them. Consequently, a traditional bow made by one of these master bowyers is somewhat akin to a Stradivarius in that they are both functional works of art and each one has its minor, but individual, differences. However, to those who are not master craftsmen, the need to tune such a simple instrument as a Recurve Bow with so few moving parts may seem like an…
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing: Tips For Anglers Just Starting Out

    Wilderness Today
    25 Jul 2015 | 8:25 am
    Due to its grace, beauty, and slower pace, many people find fly fishing to be a very calm, soothing, and relaxing, sport; even those who possess intense, type A, personalities. On the other hand, it can also be very exciting when the fish are striking your fly on every cast and, it can be very frustrating when the fish are refusing your fly and yet, are taking others right beside it. Also, it never, ever, fails that no matter how experienced a fly fisherman you are and, even when you know it is there, if there is a tree within casting distance, you will get caught in it! Therefore, all fly…
  • 35 Reasons the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is the Ultimate Outdoor Vehicle (Pictures)

    Wilderness Today
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:48 pm
    If you are an avid fan of the outdoors then you know that very few vehicles are as capable as the Jeep Wrangler when it comes to off-road adventures.  The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited in particular has exploded in popularity since the 4 door model became available in 2007.  The Jeep unlimited matches plenty of space with balance, looks and top level off road capability right off the assembly line. While there are plenty of capable trucks and SUV’s, few vehicles can match the following that the Jeep brand has.  Add in the limitless ways you can modify your Jeep and you have an awesome…
  • How to Properly Sharpen a Blade: Hunting & Survival Knife Sharpening Tips

    Wilderness Today
    7 Jun 2015 | 1:34 pm
    The actual process of honing your pocket knife, survival knife or hunting knife’s edge of your knife’s blade is a relatively simple process and thus requires little explanation. However, having the proper whetstone for the job at hand is an integral part of the process and yet, choosing a whetstone can be a rather complicated process requiring extensive explanation. Then, there is the matter of different types of blade steels and different types of blade grinds which require different grits and different honing angles. So, if you do not yet understand the difference between a…
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    The Amateur Outdoorsman

  • Review of the Trail Chef App Backpacking Meal Planner

    The Amateur Outdoorsman
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:32 am
    For me, trip planning can be a time consuming process. Researching a trail and campsite, making sure I have all the necessary gear, and packing the right amount of food are just a few of the tasks that are part of my trip planning to dos. Along with working full time and my other responsibilities, if there’s a piece of gear that makes planning for a hike less time consuming, remove some of the stress, and adds to the overall enjoyment of my hike, then that’s something I would want to test out. And that’s exactly what the meal planning app by Trail.Recipes’s Trail Chef App does. Trail…
  • Epic Adventures, Backpacking with Kids, & the AT Crew; An Interview with Scott Gauvin

    The Amateur Outdoorsman
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    Scott Gauvin courtesy of HikingForward.com Are you a backpacker who wishes you could hit the trail more often or simply stay involved in the hiking community even though you can’t hike as much as you want? Is it important to you to pass on your love of the outdoors to not only others, but your family as well? If so, then I  think you’ll enjoy reading about Scott Gauvin, author of the outstanding site Hiking Forward. There are a ton of backpacking sites, many cover similar topics like gear reviews, trail reports, backpacking skills, etc. Mine’s not much different. But…
  • Backpacking Meal Planning Tips with Tanya Krezevska

    The Amateur Outdoorsman
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:02 am
    When it comes to backpacking meal planning, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that many of you are like me. We opt for one of the many pre-packaged meals and energy bars to get us through a backpacking trip.  Since most of us already have all the gear we need stashed away at home, the only thing we need to pick-up is the food (and maybe a good whiskey), which can be done while heading out-of-town at the grocery or sporting goods store. Sure, this can save time, and depending on what you buy can be fairly cost-effective, but it doesn’t allow for the best tasting or…
  • Backpacking Exercises and Workout Tips from Joy Konieczka

    The Amateur Outdoorsman
    1 Jun 2015 | 4:33 pm
    I came across Joy Konieczka’s work through Seattle Backpackers Magazine, a backpacking website where we’ve both provided some guest posts.  Joy’s writing focuses on fitness and backpacking exercises so backpackers can hit the trail in good physical condition. As I’ve gotten a little older, I’ve quickly realized that I needed to pay extra attention to keep myself as healthy as possible before I hit the trail, as well as when I’m out on a backpacking trip. I was drawn to Joy’s work because she doesn’t just write about exercises and…
  • Evernew Titanium Non-Stick 900ml Pot with a Handle Review

    The Amateur Outdoorsman
    30 May 2015 | 9:44 am
    Overview of features The Evernew titanium non-stick 900ml pot is has been my lone cooking pot for awhile now. This pot is versatile enough to to cover just about all of my cooking needs. Its non-stick surface is great for those who enjoy cooking something more than boiling water for freeze dried meals and with a capacity of 900 ml (34 fl oz), you have enough room to mix a few different ingredients for your favorite dish. And the 900 ml, which is a shade under 4 cups, the pot will boil enough water to make you about 2 cups of coffee in the morning. Evernew titanium non-stick 900ml pot also…
 
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    Best Rifle Scope

  • How To Clean A Shotgun

    Logan
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Planning to collect some hunting stuff such as rifles or shotguns? Choose the best shotgun in the market, and learn how to clean or maintain it in the easiest, most convenient, and fastest way possible. Shotguns are great investments for recreational activities. They also serve as protections for families living in secluded areas. Most of […] The post How To Clean A Shotgun appeared first on Best Rifle Scope.
  • All About Shotgunning

    Logan
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:18 pm
    This was a very long time ago and $2,500 was a bundle to spend for a Parker side-by-side with pretty wood, some engraving, and a very straight stock. Monty was not doing too well and since he shot for money he viewed an escaping live pigeon with melancholy. The shoot still had a long way […] The post All About Shotgunning appeared first on Best Rifle Scope.
  • You Too, Can Be a Master Shotgunner

    Logan
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    I missed the same quail four times on a single rise. I did this with a 20-gauge over-under Browning shotgun, which is unusual although I am sure many quail have been missed four times with autoloaders or pumpguns. By telling you how I missed the quail I hope to explain why I have long been […] The post You Too, Can Be a Master Shotgunner appeared first on Best Rifle Scope.
  • Comprehensive Guide to Rifle Scopes

    Logan
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:25 am
    Rifle scopes are optical sighting devices that enable a hunter or gunman to see long-distance targets telescopically, thus even from afar they’re able to shoot or “snipe” at them with eerie precision. They’re essentially a combination of lens, eyepieces or oculars, reticle markings, illumination technology, and so forth. Nowadays, many firearm users have some kind […] The post Comprehensive Guide to Rifle Scopes appeared first on Best Rifle Scope.
  • Air Rifle Owners Guide – Information you MUST Know

    Logan
    2 Jun 2015 | 6:41 pm
    People often ask me “how can I become more accurate with my shooting” my answer is a boring one and I can always see the person’s disappointment straight away and that’s you’ll never become an accurate shooter without practice. Now this answer is a little simple but I will explain the reason why I give […] The post Air Rifle Owners Guide – Information you MUST Know appeared first on Best Rifle Scope.
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    Halfway Anywhere

  • 9 Things To Remember Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail

    Mac
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:15 am
    If you’re thinking about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, then there’s a pretty good chance that everyone in your life thinks they have some excellent advice to give you about... Read more The post 9 Things To Remember Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail appeared first on Halfway Anywhere.
  • Language Guide: Brazilian Portuguese

    Mac
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:15 am
    The post Language Guide: Brazilian Portuguese appeared first on Halfway Anywhere.
  • How Vacation Time (年休 Nenkyu) Works In Japan

    Mac
    10 Aug 2015 | 8:15 am
    I used to think the United States had problems with vacation time from work (“I still do, but I used to too” -MH). Now that I have been able to... Read more The post How Vacation Time (年休 Nenkyu) Works In Japan appeared first on Halfway Anywhere.
  • Mt. Kanmuri (冠山)

    Mac
    8 Aug 2015 | 8:15 am
    Name: Mt. Kanmuri Japanese name: 冠山 (Kanmuri-yama) Location: Ibigawa, Gifu (岐阜県揖斐川町) / Ikeda, Fukui (福井県池田町) Summit elevation: 4,123 ft / 1,256.6 m Elevation change: 703 ft / 214 m Round-trip... Read more The post Mt. Kanmuri (冠山) appeared first on Halfway Anywhere.
  • The 100 Famous Japanese Mountains (日本百名山)

    Mac
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    The post The 100 Famous Japanese Mountains (日本百名山) appeared first on Halfway Anywhere.
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    Escape2Explore Blog

  • 5 Types of Adventurers – Which Group Are You In?

    Swamy S
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:31 pm
    As a travel enthusiast, you have plenty of options to play with when it comes to exploring things. Such people have various ways to break out of the mold. They follow their passion and live life a tad bit differently than others. Such junkies are known as adventurers. Now, there are ways in which they express themselves. In case you’re not sure what your way is, this list will give you certain types to choose from. 1. The Nomad Often, adventurers seek the path less travelled. The nomads though, take it to a whole new level. Whether it’s a new city, village or hobnobbing with people of…
  • This Crazy Guy Sets A New Cliff-Jump World Record

    Swamy S
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Laso Schaller, a canyoning expert and high-diver, sets a new world record leap off a waterfall. The Brazilian-born, Swiss-raised, regularly leaps off 25m, 30m, or even 35m cliffs with nary a thought. But almost 60m – higher than anyone has ever jumped before him? That really takes some guts and thought! The leap of 58.8m took an airtime of 3.58 seconds attaining a speed of 123 km/h as he enters the water. The high (and highly impressive) Cascata del Salto Source: http://www.redbull.com/en/adventure/stories/1331731012784/highdive-world-record
  • 9 Travel Hacks Every Backpacker Should Know

    Swamy S
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:07 am
    Travel can be fun, but it can be equally tedious if things aren’t in order. Since, travelling involves carrying plenty of things (at least for most of us), it is important to make sure whatever is being carried is available in a moment’s notice and in good condition. But, these things don’t happen of their own accord. You need to act smart and prepare a cheat sheet for travel. So why wait? Let’s get it the ball rolling. 1. Charge You Phones With TV Image Source: http://goo.gl/1N53dh Surprised? We thought so. Many of the latest television sets have a USB port nowadays. So, for some…
  • 6 Types Of People Who Always Screw Up Your Trekking Plans

    Swamy S
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Trekking is fun. Period. There’s hardly any activity that compares to a trek. As a trekker you are bound to come across all kinds of people, interested in trekking or otherwise. The most interesting kind among them, are the ones who talk the talk but never show up on the big day. They come in all forms and have a whole host of reasons up their sleeves to avoid any kind of trekking activity. Let’s take a look at these wackies and their ridiculous traits. Warning: Some are plain outrageous. 1. Mr. Money Penny Hardcore trekkers splurge little on a trek that is a known fact. But, there are…
  • 4 Reasons Why Trekkers Are The Best People You’ll Ever Meet

    Swamy S
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:10 am
    Humans are societal beings. They thrive on living in groups. That is how nature made us, and is the accepted norm. But, choosing with whom to spend your time is completely up to you. Given that humans have a penchant for doubling their kind, you have plenty of options to choose from. The best among them are the trekkers. Why? Perhaps it’s the genes, but there is more to them than that. We will give you the reasons why trekkers are the best kind of people going around. They Define Optimism It’s no secret that trekking requires a certain plan. You can be rest assured they have thought about…
 
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    Road Dog Travel

  • Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colorado

    Chad
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Eldorado Canyon State Park is located ten minutes south of Boulder, Colorado in an area where golden cliffs rise seven hundred feet on either side of the picturesque South Boulder Creek. The park is popular with climbers, but there are easy hiking trails and picnic areas for those looking for a less strenuous way to spend the day. There is an $8 fee Read More ... The post Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder, Colorado appeared first on Road Dog Travel.
  • Washington DC in 3 Hours

    Chad
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:28 am
    Last week I flew back to the East Coast for my brother’s wedding. He was getting married in our hometown of Lancaster, PA. My girlfriend had never been to the nation’s capitol and wanted to check it out. We had a tight schedule, but I figured we could fit it in. We did get there, but ended up having only Read More ... The post Washington DC in 3 Hours appeared first on Road Dog Travel.
  • Fossil Creek Reservoir

    Chad
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:34 pm
      The Fossil Creek Reservoir, near Fort Collins Colorado, is a great place to take a leisurely stroll in an “important bird area”. It’s situated close to I-25, so it even makes a nice rest stop on a road trip through Colorado. I’ve seen bald eagles, hawks, blue herons, wood ducks, mallards, cormorants, pelicans, and many other birds while walking the 2.5 miles of Read More ... The post Fossil Creek Reservoir appeared first on Road Dog Travel.
  • German POW Camp in Colorado

    Chad
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    I’ve always been interested in World War II history and didn’t expect to find much of it here in Colorado. I was surprised to find it right between Greeley and Loveland. Two pillars, the remnants of the gate to German POW camp 202, stand just to the north of highway 34. The two pillars stand unassumingly near the intersection of route 34 Read More ... The post German POW Camp in Colorado appeared first on Road Dog Travel.
  • Sullivan’s Stroll, A Hike Near Drake, CO

    Chad
    5 Apr 2015 | 4:04 pm
    The name “stroll” is a little misleading. When I think of a stroll, I think of a flat, leisurely walk. Sullivan’s Stroll is not that. It isn’t a very long hike, coming in at just about one mile each way, but it gains close to 1,000 feet of elevation over that distance. The trailhead for Sullivan’s Stroll is located near Drake, Read More ... The post Sullivan’s Stroll, A Hike Near Drake, CO appeared first on Road Dog Travel.
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