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  • CamelBak Relay Water Filtration Pitcher Review

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    Donald Buraglio
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:05 am
    ++++GO TO FEEDTHEHABIT.COM FOR THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF THIS ARTICLE. ++++Although it took three years to develop, the CamelBak Relay water pitcher was worth the wait, primarily because of all the time you won’t spend waiting for it.Camelbak Relay Water Filter Pitcher Features:Hydration Capacity: 10 CupsDimensions: 9.5 X 5.75 X 9.75 in / 24.13 X 14.6 X 24.76 cmBottle Material: 100% BPA-free Eastman Tritan CopolysterDouble filter technologySpill-proof locking lid prevents leaks when filling or pouringErgonomic handle designDishwasher safe (except for filter)100% BPA-FreeThree color optionsMSRP…
  • The PBR Thread

    New England & Northeast Skiing, Mountain Biking, Hiking Forums - AlpineZone Forums - 9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,19,23,31
    thetrailboss
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Because it needs its own thread after PBR has appeared in at least two unrelated threads. Love it? Hate it? Have at it. And this last one is compliments of our friends at TGR:
  • Homer gets creative when it comes to filling pantry

    Camping News
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:58 pm
    "What should we say in this article about the Homer Food Pantry?" I asked some fellow volunteers.
  • Finding Open Space and Fresh Air

    NYT > Camps and Camping
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The Fresh Air Fund camping program gave one Bronx boy the outdoor activities he couldn’t find in his neighborhood park. Readers can help others like him this summer.
  • Urgent Edelrid Connecto and Swivel Update

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    American Camp Association
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    April 11, 2014 ACA is aware that on April 11, 2014, Fred Potts, Edelrid customer service manager, sent out the following message: This notification is to make you aware of an issue related to all Conecto, Conecto Small, and Conecto Swivel. This notification is being issued because Edelrid discovered that many users were not conforming to basic policies. Some users were not completing a yearly inspection (including torque testing), some damaged bolts were not replaced, and some bolts had been replaced with bolts that did not have the required strength. read more
 
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  • CamelBak Relay Water Filtration Pitcher Review

    Donald Buraglio
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:05 am
    ++++GO TO FEEDTHEHABIT.COM FOR THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF THIS ARTICLE. ++++Although it took three years to develop, the CamelBak Relay water pitcher was worth the wait, primarily because of all the time you won’t spend waiting for it.Camelbak Relay Water Filter Pitcher Features:Hydration Capacity: 10 CupsDimensions: 9.5 X 5.75 X 9.75 in / 24.13 X 14.6 X 24.76 cmBottle Material: 100% BPA-free Eastman Tritan CopolysterDouble filter technologySpill-proof locking lid prevents leaks when filling or pouringErgonomic handle designDishwasher safe (except for filter)100% BPA-FreeThree color optionsMSRP…
  • Bontrager Race Windshell Gloves Review

    Jason Mitchell
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    ++++GO TO FEEDTHEHABIT.COM FOR THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF THIS ARTICLE. ++++If it’s over 30 degrees, I’m riding. Since that’s my mantra, having a variety of gloves to keep my digits warm in the 30-50 degree range is essential. This spring, I broke out the Bontrager Race Windshell Gloves for my still-cool morning rides.Bontrager Race Windshell Gloves Features:Profila Softshell provides windproof protection from cool and windy weatherSynthetic leather palm provides great durability and supple gripinForm Fusion GelFoam padding reduces hand fatigueSilicone grip on palmAbsorbent nose…
  • Reviewed: Sierra Designs Mobile Mummy

    Kevin Glover
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:02 am
    ++++GO TO FEEDTHEHABIT.COM FOR THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF THIS ARTICLE. ++++They’re here – after months of waiting, Sierra Designs’ innovative new line of sleeping kit has hit the market and our testing trips.  The Backcountry Bed, Backcountry Quilt, and the Mobile Mummy all offer unique advantages to backcountry sleepers.  Today’s tester is the Mobile Mummy, a product as highly unusual as it is highly functional.Sierra Designs Mobile Mummy Sleeping Bag Features:Ultralight jacket hoodZipperless arm portsGarment-style shoulder designCentrally-placed, ventable zipperDraft…
  • Smith Frontman ChromaPop Sunglasses Review

    Kevin Glover
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:45 pm
    ++++GO TO FEEDTHEHABIT.COM FOR THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF THIS ARTICLE. ++++Though I wouldn’t exactly call myself an eyewear snob, there’s no doubt that I can appreciate a fine pair of sunglasses.  When I was in high school I would spend way too much money sunglasses, the same way other kids would buy of pairs and pairs of Nikes.  Fortunately, my wallet and sunglass fever has cooled but I can still sniff out a good pair of shades.  Enter the Frontman, featuring Smith’s new ChromaPop.Smith Frontmap ChromaPop Features:Med-Large Fit / Large CoverageCarbonic TLT LensesEvolve…
  • Bontrager Serano RXL and RL Saddle Review

    Jason Mitchell
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:28 am
    ++++GO TO FEEDTHEHABIT.COM FOR THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF THIS ARTICLE. ++++Developed in conjunction with Trek Factory riders, the all-new Bontrager Serano Saddle is built for speed. With the proper support for the aggressive rider, the Serano delivers an excellent platform for performance.Bontrager Serano Saddle FeaturesPosture 2 – Aggressive: Forward pelvic rotation for athletes with a high degree of flexibilitySize Specific Curvature: Curvature of each saddle is designed specific to its widthZone Density Padding: Multi-density padding is strategically placed for optimal comfort and…
 
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    Featured News

  • Urgent Edelrid Connecto and Swivel Update

    American Camp Association
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    April 11, 2014 ACA is aware that on April 11, 2014, Fred Potts, Edelrid customer service manager, sent out the following message: This notification is to make you aware of an issue related to all Conecto, Conecto Small, and Conecto Swivel. This notification is being issued because Edelrid discovered that many users were not conforming to basic policies. Some users were not completing a yearly inspection (including torque testing), some damaged bolts were not replaced, and some bolts had been replaced with bolts that did not have the required strength. read more
  • ".CAMP" Domain Is Here!

    American Camp Association
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Anyone can now buy a domain such as "mycampname.camp" to market their camp. ".camp" is one of more than 1,000 top-level domains that will be released in the next year. List of domain registrars selling ".camp" domains:www.donuts.co/registrars/donuts-registrars/ read more
  • ACA Future Accreditation Model — Where Are We?

    American Camp Association
    14 Mar 2014 | 5:21 am
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  • March 2014 Camp e-News

    American Camp Association
    13 Mar 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Spring is almost here, and it’s time to start planning the fun, outdoor adventures your child will have at camp this summer. This issue of Camp e-News will help you find a camp within your budget, prepare for a camp fair, and understand the value of play. Visit ACA’s Find a Camp database to find the perfect camp experience for your child based on location, price, activities offered, ACA-accreditation status, and more. read more
  • 2014 March/April Camping Magazine

    American Camp Association
    4 Mar 2014 | 5:49 am
    Volume 87, Number 2 read more
 
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  • (M) Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 4

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. by Damien and Renee Tougas | 2014-04-22The Tougas Family is embarking on an exciting journey; their ambitious plan is to backpack the Appalachian as a family. This episode introduces their plan, gear, and the individual skills brought to the production by each of the family members. The beauty about this project is that the family is learning how to do this sort of trip from scratch and the end product will be something that others families can use for similar endeavors. Read this article at…
  • An Introduction to Simple Fly Fishing

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    "The lesson that we learn from fishing with a tenkara rod is that we shouldn't fear that a simpler life will be an impoverished life. Rather, simplicity leads to a richer and more satisfying way of fishing - and more importantly, living." - Yvon Choiunard by Yvon Chouinard | 2014-04-22Since the fifteenth century, every nuance of fly fishing has been written about in the utmost detail, leaving us to endlessly reinvent what has already been discovered. A tiny change on a classic fly and the 'inventor" gets to name it after himself and collect a dime for each one sold. Many of the books on…
  • (M) The Care and Feeding of Lindal Valves

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Lindal valves are what makes your stove work (or not work). Their proper care can keep your stove running for years. by Roger Caffin | 2014-04-15This is a seriously technical article for dedicated stove users. It has several origins: my experiences with the Coleman Xtreme Stove, problems with connecting French Campingaz canisters to screw-thread stoves when in Europe, and of course my experiences in developing my winter stove with its multi-canister connection. One of the goals in making my multi-canister connector was so I could use all three of the common canister formats: screw-thread,…
  • (M) Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 3

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. by Damien and Renee Tougas | 2014-04-15The Tougas Family is embarking on an exciting journey; their ambitious plan is to backpack the Appalachian as a family. This episode introduces their plan, gear, and the individual skills brought to the production by each of the family members. The beauty about this project is that the family is learning how to do this sort of trip from scratch and the end product will be something that others families can use for similar endeavors. Read this article at…
  • (M) Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody review

    8 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    For their first ever attempt, Black diamond created a versatile, durable, and waterproof windshirt that raises the bar for ultralight windshirts. by David Chenault | 2014-04-08Back in late 2012 I concluded, at the end of my Windshirt State of the Market report, that ...the future [of windshirts] looks bright. Advances in fabrics will continue to allow for good durability at less and less weight, as well as further bending the curve between breathability and weather resistance. The future is now, and it has arrived in the form of the Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody; a windshirt which blends…
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  • Phnom Penh Travel Guide: Eating, Drinking and Going Out

    Adam Halliwell
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pyongyang II never fails to entertain Whether you’re traveling through or a seasoned expat, you’ll always hanker for those places to give your taste buds a work over, a place to unwind after work, or simply a good place to get your groove on. Thankfully, Phnom Penh is full of all of those and more. Thai, Vietnamese, North Korean, Italian, French, Mexican and Lebanese, each is an experience in itself. Eating There are no shortage of great places to eat on any budget, dollar plates of noodles in the Russian Market and $50 boats of sushi next to Wat Bottom Park, you’re in great…
  • A Day at Honolulu’s Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

    Mark Wiens
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hanauma Bay Hanauma Bay, located on the very southeast side of Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, is one of the most popular attractions to visit on the island. Everyday thousands of both tourist and locals from Hawaii show up at this beautiful natural bay, which is carved into a crater, and surrounded by green mountain walls. Hanauma Bay is more than just a beach, it’s a nature preserve and a sea life sanctuary, known for its reef and abundance of marine life. You can come to do some swimming and relaxing on the beach, but the main reason most people visit is to enjoy the…
  • The Quiet City: Winter in Paris

    Dave
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Quiet City: Winter in Paris from Andrew Julian “Claire and I recently took a trip to France, and I filmed this during our time in Paris. Until this trip, I had only ever experienced Paris in the summer and I was struck by just how different the city is when most of us tourist are gone. We were equipped with our metro and museum passes and were able to easily access most places of interest without even waiting in line. It was incredible! We were even given a private tour of the École du Louvre. Thanks Elisabeth! The weather wasn’t always perfect, but our experience was totally…
  • 13 Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Durban

    Guest Blogger
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Durban Skyline (photo: Mark Schoombee) Durban is one of South Africa’s most vibrant cities. It has a great Africa feel to it, especially in the downtown area, and it is very colorful. The city is steeped in history, and the architecture reflects this, from Georgian and Art Deco to Palladian and the less interesting 1970s styles. The mix of cultures is also reflected in the city, and the large Indian population adds color and aromas to the streets of Durban, while their mosques and temples add an interesting and exotic flavor to this formerly English town. Of course, the weather in…
  • Living and Teaching in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Adam Halliwell
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Royal Palace during the mourning of King Sihanouk The whole reason I went to University was because I knew I wanted to work and live abroad. Initially, the goal was Japan, however that changed when I realized how much more there is out there. Eventually I decided on Cambodia, for a lot of different reasons! If you’re looking on leaving your home country short or long-term, or you’re simply searching for that next challenge, be sure to visit the Kingdom of Wonder. Making the Decision For many, teaching English is a stop-gap before moving onto other ventures, for others…
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  • Scottish Weather Warning.

    marchingmags
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    For folks North of the Border, or anyone heading there: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/easter-warn...rs-in-scotland Don't be rash, be safe! :)
  • Tryfan, snowdonia

    wildan
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
    Hi all, sorry I've not been on for an age, have moved house and got engaged and everything! Haha.. Anyway just thought I'd let you know I clambered my way up mt tryfan on saturday (5/4/14) and had an awesome time with my 3 mates. We camped at the base of mt snowdon with the intention of doing it on the sunday however gale force winds and sideways torrential rain all Saturday night and sunday morning stopped play. I've taken some photos though and will upload them soon.. hope you're all keeping well Dan Attached Images 20140406_100101.jpg (56.2 KB) 20140406_100022.jpg (41.6 KB)…
  • Mountain Training introduce new 'Pub Crawl Leader' assement...

    Ollie
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
    I know it's well gone noon, but I thought this was particularly well done and worth sharing... Quote: Want to lead walks between pubs in your area? This new award aims to tackle the recent decline in the number of people visiting their local pub by training and assessing people in the skills required to lead groups of people, at various stages of inebriation, from one watering hole to the next... http://www.mountain-training.org/lat...b-crawl-leader Ollie
  • Bargain Basement

    marchingmags
    18 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    I thought I'd start this thread so we can alert folks to bargains we may have spotted. I know it's a bit iffy regarding the advertising rules. Perhaps if we say no links allowed, just brief descriptions. Thoughts/agreements/disagreements appreciated. :) To start: I was in Wilkos (Wilkinsons) yesterday and noticed they are selling Gas Cylinders of various sizes really cheaply. The deals are 2 for £varies and they are from some company called Yellowstone. I'm stocking up for the summer. If you too reckon life's a gas, I suggest you head on down there and check it out!
  • Finnish Wilderness Adventure Week

    Helen M
    12 Mar 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Well - back from Finland. Won a weeks Finnish adventure with Exodus. It was amazing. Saw the northern lights on the last night - cut it fine! We were in the middle of nowhere just below artic circle - Oulanka basecamp (check it out) Another highlight was dog sledding - I was in charge of 6 huskies - or it could have been the other way round? Snow shoeing was awesome - but I will never make a cross country skier! I did sledging, visited a reindeer farm and chilled in sauna and outdoor hot-tub. Fantastic experience. Will try and upload some photos. H - x
 
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  • Reader Poll: How Big is Your Headlamp?

    Philip Werner
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Fenix LD01 Flashlight“If you need a headlamp (in the beginning of June), you’ve messed up your trip planning,” said a very experienced hiker I know. Even so, I still carry one in summer because there are many things that you can’t control on a hike that can prevent you from pitching camp or cooking dinner until after dark.Still, there’s no need to carry the massive 8 ounce (including batteries)  Black Diamond Icon headlamp I use in winter when we have less than 9 hours of daylight. In summer, I can replace it with a 1 ounce Fenix LD01 (show above) which is…
  • QiWiz Firefly UL Titanium Collapsible Wood Stove

    Philip Werner
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:15 pm
    QiWiz Firefly UL Titanium Collapsible Wood Stove with a Titanium Pot (sold separately)I got turned onto wood stove cooking last year, as much for the ambiance of cooking dinner over a fire, as the weight savings from not having to carry stove fuel on trips. But I’ve always wanted a wood stove that folded flat to make it easier to pack, so I asked my wife to buy me a QiWiz Firefly UL Titanium Collapsible Wood Stove as a birthday present earlier this year. QiWiz is an Ohio-based UL stove and tool-maker run by Rob Kelly, who’s the mad professor of ultralight backpacking cooking,…
  • Belknap Range Traverse

    Philip Werner
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Mts Whiteface, Piper, and Belknap“That was a much bigger ass-kicking than I expected,” said Trey, describing the hike we did of the Belknap Range in Southern New Hampshire. We’d just climbed all 12 of the mountains required for the Belknap Range Patch in one 11 hour hike and we were exhausted. Trey had estimated the distance at 15 miles with 5600 feet of elevation, although I came out with 18 miles and 6000 feet when I got home and mapped our route in Caltopo, shown below.Whatever, the Belknap Range is a great place to hike if there’s still snow in the White…
  • Golite Shangri-La 3 Tent Review

    Philip Werner
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Golite Shangri-La 3 TentThe Golite Shangri-La 3 is a classic ultralight shelter that is lightweight enough that it can be pitched as a one person standalone tarp or used as a three-person double-walled tent. It’s rare to find a shelter that is so versatile, reasonably priced, and can be used for solo trips or group car camping.Shangri-La 3 – Inner Tent (Nest) – Note deep bathtub  floorPyramid shaped tarps like the Shangri-La 3 are more wind and weather resistant than other tars shapes which makes them a popular choice for  camping in more challenging weather condition…
  • Why We Lead Hikes

    Philip Werner
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Bill on Southwest Twin MountainBeing a volunteer hiking or backpacking leader takes a lot of work. You need to reserve a day months in advance, plan a trip, advertise it, screen the people who want to come, get everyone to show up on time, make sure everyone sticks together and has fun during the hike, and gets back to the trail head in one piece. Why would anyone do that for free?Still, I know dozens of people who volunteer to lead trips for Meetup.com hiking groups and the Appalachian Mountain Club year round.Why do they do it?I recently asked my friend Bill this question and he…
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    Trailspace Blog

  • Last Week: Enter to Win Old Town Kayak, Paddle, PFD

    Alicia MacLeay
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:01 am
    In just one week, one Trailspace member will win a complete paddling package, including an Old Town Camden 106 kayak, a Carlisle Magic Plus paddle, and an Extrasport Equinox DLX PFD, all thanks to Johnson Outdoors. (I'm personally very excited to randomly draw and find out who our winner will be!) Don't forget the PFD. Johnson Outdoors has our winner covered with an Extrasport Equinox DLX. To be entered to win this impressive paddling prize worth $880, you need to share your outdoor gear review on Trailspace by Tuesday, May 29.  To Enter Write a…
  • Win an $880 Old Town Kayak and Paddling Package

    Alicia MacLeay
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:29 am
    With three-quarters of the Earth's surface covered by water, why restrict your outdoor adventures to land? Paddling is a great way to explore water and woods, beach or backcountry. Don't have a boat? Thanks to Johnson Outdoors we're outfitting one lucky member with a paddling package worth $880! Review your outdoor gear, apparel, or footwear and you're entered to win an Old Town Camden 106 kayak, Carlisle Magic Plus paddle, and Extrasport Equinox DLX PFD. To Enter Write a review now through Tuesday, April 29, of your outdoor gear, apparel, or footwear. Every…
  • Q&A with Winter Wildlands Policy Director, Cailin O'Brien-Feeney

    Alicia MacLeay
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Skiers, snowshoers, snowboarders, and winter mountaineers that enjoy the human-powered, backcountry experience should take note of the work of the Winter Wildlands Alliance (WWA).  Formed in 2000, the national nonprofit is dedicated to promoting and preserving winter wildlands, public access, and a quality human-powered snowsports experience on public lands. Above, the organization takes part in Clif Bar's Day of Action near Teton Pass, Wyo. Among other successes, working with local partners, WWA has helped protect more than three million acres of public…
  • Review Your Outdoor Gear to Win an Old Town Kayak

    Alicia MacLeay
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:35 am
    Want to get out on the water in your own kayak this spring and summer? Review your outdoor gear—paddling, hiking, trail running, climbing, or skiing—on Trailspace now through Tuesday, April 29, and you're entered to win a paddling package worth $880, including an Old Town Camden 106 kayak, a Carlisle Magic Plus paddle, and an Extrasport Equinox DLX PFD, all thanks to Johnson Outdoors. To Enter Write a review today through Tuesday, April 29, of your outdoor gear, apparel, or footwear. Every review counts as an entry, and helps other outdoor…
  • Meet LoneStranger, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

    Seth Levy
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:01 am
    Congratulations to community member LoneStranger, Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month! Each month we recognize and get to know a different member of the Trailspace community. This month it's John, a Maine-based backcountry aficionado and cyclist who likes "walking to the empty places where the people aren't," like the top of the Saddle Trail in Maine's Baxter State Park above. Congratulations, John, and thanks for sharing your experience and helpful gear reviews with us. For your contributions, you win this month's featured Reviewer of the Month prize: a pair of Topo Athletic…
 
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    Modern Hiker

  • Test Driving the 2015 Honda Fit

    Casey Schreiner
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:15 pm
    I’ll admit it – I’m not much of a car guy. Bells and whistles are nice, but I’m mostly just concerned with a car’s ability to get me from point A to point B. And considering point B is often a trailhead at the end of a twisty mountain or desert road with no cell… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Earth Day Hike with Mayor Garcetti

    Casey Schreiner
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:40 am
    If you wanted to celebrate Earth Day with the mayor in one of the country’s largest urban parks, join Councilman Tom LaBonge and Mayor Eric Garcetti in Griffith Park at 11AM on April 22. Mayor Garcetti will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act – one of the most important... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Photo Friday – April 4, 2014

    Casey Schreiner
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    If the day on the calendar starts with the letter ‘f,’ that means it’s time for another Photo Friday. It’s tough to make cacti look cuddly (unless you’re looking at cholla), but Keri Zehm‘s shot near Riverside’s Box Springs Mountain does a fantastic job of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hiking Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

    Casey Schreiner
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve consists of two parts – a gorgeous state beach with an epic backdrop of wind-and-rain sculpted badland cliffs; and a reserve of one of North America’s rarest trees – the Torrey Pine – on a network of trails that meander through those... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • First Official Omnigames Video and a Thank You

    Casey Schreiner
    2 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Columbia Sportswear just posted the first of many videos from the OmniGames competition I participated in back in January. It’s a fun little three minute piece that shows off some of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting – and yours truly cutting some FLAWLESS pizza... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Montana Outdoors

  • Mid-April arrivals

    montucky
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    As the weather here has warmed a bit more toward a more normal April, more species of wildflowers have begun to appear. Here are a few more species making their appearance, including one that I have not before noticed or identified; another member of the Saxifrage family (sure wish these were larger). Oregon grape ~ Berberis aquifolium Redstem Stork’s bill, Common Stork’s Bill ~ Erodium cicutarium Northern Biscuitroot ~Lomatium farinosum Shooting star ~ Dodecatheon pulchellum Maiden blue eyed mary ~ Collinsia parviflora Glacier Lily ~ Erythronium grandiflorum Nuttall’s…
  • Going around in a circle

    montucky
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Peak Saxifrage ~ Micranthes nidifica I had to laugh tonight while looking for more information about this rather odd wildflower (or herb as some sources call it). The 8th source that showed up in a Google search was this site which was my own blog post from about this same time last year.
  • A small Trillium celebration

    montucky
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
    On April 18, 2008 while hiking the Munson Creek trail in the TeePee/Spring Creek roadless area, about 2 miles from the trailhead I encountered the largest bloom of trilliums that I’ve ever seen. On April 18 of every year since, I have visited that same place to celebrate the beautiful annual bloom of trilliums. It is sad this year for me to realize that I am not up to that steep hike, not yet, and so today I had a small trillium celebration and photo session not very far up from the trail head where there are several dozen blooming near the footbridge over the creek. Western White…
  • Early little ones

    montucky
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Woodland Star ~ Lithophragma parviflorum Such a tiny (about .25 inches across) blossom and so fragile that it floats on even the tiniest breeze, it is still one of the earliest and hardiest of the wildflowers. Things cannot always be understood at the first glance. Yellow Bell ~ Fritillaria pudica A Whitetail doe was grazing on the hillside just below this small blossom in the evening of the second day of its bloom: in the morning the flower was gone. Life can take a sudden turn in this world in which we live.
  • It’s a start

    montucky
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Sagebrush Buttercup ~ Ranunculus glaberrimus Hook Yesterday buried under a fresh coat of snow, today a new optimism.
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    10,000 Birds

  • Bag Limit? We Don’t Need No Stinking Bag Limit!

    Meredith Mann
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:02 pm
    As has often been said in these quarters, in general us bird bloggers don’t have many quarrels with hunters. Birders and hunters usually share the same conservation goals and sometimes work together to advance them. And responsible hunting practices seldom pose a threat to birders’ quarry. Note, I said responsible hunting practices. Most hunters follow them, but there are always a few bad apples. And occasionally, those bad apples do something that’s, well, rotten to the core. Such is the case of the Saudi Arabian prince who, a few months back, took a hunting junket to Pakistan. During…
  • To Spotlight or not to Spotlight?

    Duncan
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    I love spotlighting, and I hate spotlighting. In fact, it’s hard to think of a wildlife watching activity I’m more conflicted about, other than perhaps alomost industrial levels of diving in fragile reefs (or the remains thereof). On the one hand it can be an outstanding opportunity to see wildlife you usually don’t, and if done carefully it doesn’t do any harm. On the other hand, it can sometimes be done very badly. What’s a wildlife enthusiast to do? Part of the appeal of spotlighting for wildlife (and by spotlighting, I’m talking about for the watching,…
  • Birding the Great Vly, Saugerties, New York

    Corey
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:35 am
    The Great Vly is wonderful wetland that straddles the border of Ulster and Green Counties in New York State’s Hudson Valley. My last blog post about the Great Vly is nearly a year old and involves a lifer, a King Rail that I twitched last June. I spent this past weekend in Saugerties at my folks’ house in order to look for Easter eggs, let Desi enjoy time with his cousins, and generally have a good ol’ time with family. Seeing as Saugerties is the northernmost town in Ulster County and the home of the southern half of the Great Vly, I couldn’t resist getting there on…
  • Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of April 2014)

    Mike
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:22 pm
    I wonder how many of you enjoyed this weekend as much as I did. Was the joy a natural result of a delicious Easter brunch or the welcome warmth of a dilatory spring? Perhaps the weekend’s pleasure proceeded from the arrival of birds not seen here for months. All this surely contributed to my great satisfaction, but I suspect the smile on my face results, in no small part, from the fact that my kids are going back to school after a long spring break! Who else is feeling good today? The Best Bird of my weekend was a real find. While I was on a call with Corey, what should fly into the…
  • The five most unique birds in the world

    David
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    What are the world’s most distinctive birds? That question could be answered in several ways, but a new paper released this month — Global Distribution and Conservation of Evolutionary Distinctness in Birds (Jetz et al. 2014) — attempts to answer it by ranking species according to their “evolutionary distinctiveness,” or how distantly related they are to all other living birds. The ranking was done for the purpose of conservation triage, and it’s gotten quite a bit of media attention, for example, Brandon Keim’s Wired story. While the ranking is…
 
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    10,000 Birds

  • Bag Limit? We Don’t Need No Stinking Bag Limit!

    Meredith Mann
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:02 pm
    As has often been said in these quarters, in general us bird bloggers don’t have many quarrels with hunters. Birders and hunters usually share the same conservation goals and sometimes work together to advance them. And responsible hunting practices seldom pose a threat to birders’ quarry. Note, I said responsible hunting practices. Most hunters follow them, but there are always a few bad apples. And occasionally, those bad apples do something that’s, well, rotten to the core. Such is the case of the Saudi Arabian prince who, a few months back, took a hunting junket to Pakistan. During…
  • To Spotlight or not to Spotlight?

    Duncan
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    I love spotlighting, and I hate spotlighting. In fact, it’s hard to think of a wildlife watching activity I’m more conflicted about, other than perhaps alomost industrial levels of diving in fragile reefs (or the remains thereof). On the one hand it can be an outstanding opportunity to see wildlife you usually don’t, and if done carefully it doesn’t do any harm. On the other hand, it can sometimes be done very badly. What’s a wildlife enthusiast to do? Part of the appeal of spotlighting for wildlife (and by spotlighting, I’m talking about for the watching,…
  • Birding the Great Vly, Saugerties, New York

    Corey
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:35 am
    The Great Vly is wonderful wetland that straddles the border of Ulster and Green Counties in New York State’s Hudson Valley. My last blog post about the Great Vly is nearly a year old and involves a lifer, a King Rail that I twitched last June. I spent this past weekend in Saugerties at my folks’ house in order to look for Easter eggs, let Desi enjoy time with his cousins, and generally have a good ol’ time with family. Seeing as Saugerties is the northernmost town in Ulster County and the home of the southern half of the Great Vly, I couldn’t resist getting there on…
  • Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of April 2014)

    Mike
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:22 pm
    I wonder how many of you enjoyed this weekend as much as I did. Was the joy a natural result of a delicious Easter brunch or the welcome warmth of a dilatory spring? Perhaps the weekend’s pleasure proceeded from the arrival of birds not seen here for months. All this surely contributed to my great satisfaction, but I suspect the smile on my face results, in no small part, from the fact that my kids are going back to school after a long spring break! Who else is feeling good today? The Best Bird of my weekend was a real find. While I was on a call with Corey, what should fly into the…
  • The five most unique birds in the world

    David
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    What are the world’s most distinctive birds? That question could be answered in several ways, but a new paper released this month — Global Distribution and Conservation of Evolutionary Distinctness in Birds (Jetz et al. 2014) — attempts to answer it by ranking species according to their “evolutionary distinctiveness,” or how distantly related they are to all other living birds. The ranking was done for the purpose of conservation triage, and it’s gotten quite a bit of media attention, for example, Brandon Keim’s Wired story. While the ranking is…
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  • The North Face Talus 2 EU & 3 EU Tent Review

    Gareth
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
    The North Face are one of the leading tent manufacturers and the Talus 2 EU and 3 EU are the latest additions to their range. This review looks at the tents main features and critiques these latest editions to The North Face family.
  • Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie Feature Review

    Gareth
    12 Mar 2014 | 4:02 am
    To help launch our new running section, which is the place to find all of your running gear, check out my video feature review of Salomon’s excellent Fast Wing Hoodie. Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie This lightweight windproof jacket which has been designed for runners as both a training or race jacket. Looking at the Fast [...]
  • Hiking Benbulben, Sligo, Ireland

    Daniel
    10 Jan 2014 | 4:13 am
    Last September, whilst on holiday in Ireland I was able to get my hiking boots out and do a bit of hill walking. Knowing that I would have one day available near Sligo, I did an internet search to see what was around. There was no doubt that I’d have to have a crack at [...]
  • 20% Off On Sunday 8th December

    Gareth
    3 Dec 2013 | 9:08 am
    Our staff are outdoor enthusiasts who love nothing more than talking about gear and helping our customers get the right products for their needs, and now you can pick their brains on a Sunday too! Christmas 2013 Sunday Opening With Christmas 2013 just around the corner our shop based at 240 Manchester Road, Warrington, WA1 [...]
  • Ramblers Baarmy over Sheep Advertising

    Daniel
    1 Nov 2013 | 8:23 am
    A new advertising campaign has sparked controversy in the walking community. In an un-ewe-sual bid to promote online outdoor gear shop CheapTents, sheep have been painted with the company’s logo. After teaming up with farmers located in popular walking areas, including the Lake District, the sheep can be seen now be seen on some of [...]
 
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  • Merritt Teenagers Ranking High At Shooting Sports

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    (This column has previously been published in the Merritt Herald) © Othmar Vohringer With all the news in the media about youth drug addiction and crime it is refreshing to see that there are still young people working hard to achieve success in life. I met Sunshine and Dakota O’Donovan for the first time five years ago when they took part in the youth archery that the Nicola Valley Fish &
  • B.C. Government Allows Hunters To Shoot Feral Pigs Anywhere At Anytime

    27 Mar 2014 | 6:27 pm
    © By Othmar Vohringer Wild and feral pigs have been spotted in the Kamloops, Okanagan, Peace, Kootenay and Lower Mainland regions, and the government doesn’t want any of it. In a media release the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations announced that the swine are now listed as a “schedule C” animal and hunters with a valid hunting license could shoot them anywhere and
  • Will the BC mountain caribou be extinct in our lifetime?

    20 Mar 2014 | 5:53 am
    © By Othmar Vohringer That might very well be the case if drastic conservation measures are not enacted quickly. The emphasis here is on “quickly”, which is a bit of an oxymoron in politics. The southern mountain caribou populations are in rapid decline despite an extensive provincial recovery plan. Why? The caribou recovery plan is complex and contains important short and long term measures
  • Are We Destroying Our Wildlife And Nature?

    18 Mar 2014 | 5:14 am
    © Othmar Vohringer How many of you can remember the time during the 1960’s when news from around the world of eagles and other birds of prey falling dead from the sky terrified us? After much research it was found that the then commonly used insecticide DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) was the culprit. The highly toxic insecticide was not only deadly to the insects but every other animal
  • Boots That Are Made For Mucky Weather

    16 Mar 2014 | 2:38 pm
    © By Othmar Vohringer Turkey hunting season, especially the early part, is notorious for constantly changing weather conditions, rain, snow and cold temperatures mixed with warm and sunny days are not uncommon. Quit often weather conditions can change during a single day from nice spring to cold winter conditions. Because of that the avid turkey hunter has to be prepared for everything mother
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  • Comfort Paddling Tuilik Deal and Win a Hoody

    Bryan Hansel
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Tweet Just wanted to send out a quick note about Comfort Paddling’s tuilik. Until April 30th, Paulo is running a Win a Hoody Contest if you fill out a questionnaire. After you fill out the questionnaire, you get 12% off the purchase of everything that you buy. That could save you over $100 on the purchase of a tricked out waterproof breathable tuilik and pants! If you’ve never used a tuilik before, I highly recommend that you give one a try. Here’s my review of Comfort Paddling’s tuilik and you should also read my article: The Tuilik: a Perfect Bit of Kit for Winter…
  • Jerry Vandiver’s Every Scratch Tells A Story

    Bryan Hansel
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Tweet Back in 2012, Jerry Vandiver, a Nashville-based singer and songwriter, sent me a copy of  True And Deep – Songs for the Heart of the Paddler. I was instantly hooked by the canoe country inspired songs. Jerry has followed up the first album with another one filled with tunes inspired by the canoe lifestyle and the northwoods. While the last one hit home for me, because much of it was inspired by trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) and several entry points to the BWCA are just 20 minutes from my backdoor, this one hits home even more — it has a song about…
  • Northstar Canoes: Bell is Back in Black-Lite

    Bryan Hansel
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:11 am
    Tweet Back in the good ole’ days when I used to work retail, we carried Bell Canoes. They were made in Minnesota and were the perfect canoes for traveling the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, which was where our customers were heading. If you don’t know that Boundary Waters, you should. It’s a 1 million acre wilderness area that is only one of two wilderness areas in the U.S. designated specifically for canoes. It’s also America’s most used wilderness area. In the BWCA, you travel from lake to lake using portages that you carry your gear over. Bell Canoes…
  • Wilderness in America Under Attack (Still)

    Bryan Hansel
    21 Mar 2014 | 6:19 am
    Tweet One of PaddlingLight’s missions is to increase awareness about wilderness in a way to try and increase wilderness protection. One way that PLight does this is by calling attention to attacks on America’s laws that govern Wilderness Areas and National Parks. These attacks on American wilderness hurt all Americans by making it so there is less space protected for the enjoyment of all Americans instead of just the few. I wrote about the problem of extremists before the 2012 elections and how they want to take away our wilderness. The extremist attack on U.S. National Parks and…
  • Initial Big Agnes Wind Lip Review: a Sleeping Bag with Pinneco Core® Insulation

    Bryan Hansel
    8 Mar 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Tweet This spring (if spring ever comes to the polar vortex), I’ll be testing out Big Agnes’ Wind Lip sleeping bag on kayaking and canoe trips, but I had a chance to test it out over the last week while in the Badlands National Park. I was out there photographing the park and scouting locations for a potential photography workshop that I’d run in December (if you’re interested, email me). I used to be a geek about sleeping bags and sleeping bag insulation when I worked as a buyer/line leader for a major sporting good retailer, but since then I’m fallen out of…
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  • Delorme inReach Explorer

    Amy Jurries
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Last week, Delorme announced their latest product release- the inReach Explorer. In addition to the usual messaging, tracking, and SOS capabilities, the Explorer adds a whole new range of technology and navigational functions, meaning now you need only to take one rugged, waterproof device with you on your next adventure.  The inReach Explorer adds a digital compass, barometric altimeter, and accelerometer in order to deliver a full range of navigational features. You can view, create, or navigate routes and waypoints, all displayed on an easy to follow map. If you want to sketch out all of…
  • Unlikely Gear To Support Our National Parks

    Amy Jurries
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    This weekend marks the start of National Park Week as a way to celebrate our national heritage and with entrance fees waived, encourage visitation. Recent underfunding caused the closure of campgrounds, trails to fall into disrepair, and numerous programs to be cut. In the face constant cutbacks, the National Park Foundation continues to look for new ways to help raise cash, support, and awareness for our great parks.  In one of the stranger National Park Foundation partnerships, Air Wick sells air freshener blends that capture the essence of plants and fruit found in our national parks. New…
  • Sweet Spot Skirts

    Amy Jurries
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Athletic skirts are nothing new, but Sweet Spot Skirts has the trend absolutely dialed. Designed so that one size can grow with you even after you have eaten too much carrot cake that week, the skirts are not only stylish but super functional as well. Whether you are running, cycling, paddle boarding, or on your way home from yoga, the Sweet Spot Skirts have you covered. Made to fit on your hips rather than your waist, two rows of 16 snaps across the top hem mean one size can accommodate both your good and your bad days, or account for the number of layers beneath. For example, the Sport…
  • Fyxation Leather Beer And Wine Caddies

    Amy Jurries
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    One of the most popular booths at Sea Otter last weekend was that of Wisconsin based Fyxation. In addition to selling a line of stylish urban bikes and bike parts, the company designed a set of leather bike carriers for easy transport of your favorite alcoholic beverage.  Leave it to a Milwaukee company to figure out the best way to transport your beer by bike. Made from full grain leather by local craftsmen in Wisconsin, the Fyxation Tannery Collection ensures you can make it safely home from the liquor store or your favorite craft brewery with your precious cargo in tow. The Leather Six…
  • Cotopaxi - Gear For Good

    Amy Jurries
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Cotopaxi is the new outdoor company in town and along with selling cool gear directly online, they are looking to make a difference in the developing world. Set up similar to Patagonia as a Benefit Corporation, this venture capital backed e-commerce startup plans to hit the ground running and do some social good in the process.  Cotopaxi was started by serial e-commerce entrepreneur Davis Smith. Prior to starting Cotopaxi, he was the Co-CEO of Baby.com.br, Brazil's leading e-commerce company focused on the baby care space. Davis recently walked away from Baby.com.br to move back to the US…
 
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    DMOutdoors

  • New England 4000-Footers: Solo in a Single Winter Season (2013-2014)

    6 Apr 2014 | 5:05 pm
    This winter has come to an end, but the memories from this adventure will never be forgotten.  This winter, I looked forward to venturing right into the Maine & Vermont 4000-footers to complete the 67 New England 4000-footer winter list.  Last winter, I finished my winter 48 on West Bond, also finishing a single-season winter 48 (SSW48).  This winter, I'd start by seeing what the other 19 of New England's 4000-footers could throw at me in winter.  Anything else I climbed would be just for fun.  My version of fun would be a plan to come back to the White Mountains,…
  • Mt. Katahdin Baxter & Hamlin Peak: Solo in Winter - January 2014

    5 Apr 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Over the last couple of years, the Martin Luther King holiday has meant exciting outdoor adventures for me, and this year, my Mt. Katahdin winter trip was this year's plan for the long weekend.  While I was not initially planning to take on this magnitude of adventure by myself, due to the speed of life and some other factors, that is how it turned out.  Before I let the adventure get too close, however, I had to slow things down, and do a heck of a lot of thinking and planning to prepare myself physically and mentally for this endeavor. It was a quite a different experience this…
  • Inside The Moments - Winter Hiking: Sledding The 4000 Footers

    6 Mar 2014 | 11:36 am
    If you are out and about on the 4000-footers during a busy winter hiking weekend, you may have come across other hikers with plastic butt-sleds dangling from their pack.  Or...maybe it was me with my larger Wham-O Snow Boogie GT42 strapped to my back.  I saw it often last year, and after searching the web for help with this post, you'd be surprised of the age of some people still enjoying the thrill of a fast sled ride down a hill, but doing so from the tops of summits at elevations of 3,000-4,000 feet.  I too enjoy enjoy some mountain sledding on the trails, and have some…
  • Vermont 4000-Footers in Winter - January 2014

    19 Feb 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Originally, I had planned to climb the five VT 4000-footers in a day starting at the minute of the winter solstice, but rainy weather changed that plan, immediately throwing my winter hiking plans a curve ball.  Instead, the Vermont peaks waited until after the New Year.  They would be my first five 4000-footers in 2014, and they were all exciting for one reason or another.Killington - January 2After a few days at home for the New Year, I had two more vacation days at the end of a week, so it was a Thursday and I was headed to Vermont.  If you remember January 2nd this year, it…
  • Super Extended Pemi Loop in Winter - February 2014

    11 Feb 2014 | 9:46 am
    Last weekend, I completed an overnight “Super Extended” Pemi Loop in winter. As part of my goal to hike the NE67 in winter, I decided to give this thing a go with good weather, and knowledge of a couple of key trails most likely being broken out. To make this version of the Pemi Loop, the “Super Extended “ Pemi Loop, I descended North Twin, and then used the Fire Warden’s Trail to Hale to continue the circuit, getting 13 of 48 4000-footers (Flume, Liberty, Lincoln, Lafayette, Garfield, Galehead, South Twin, North Twin, Hale, Zealand, West Bond, Bond, and Bondcliff).The total…
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    Paddling.net News and Features

  • Kayaking for Fitness

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    This short video looks at a few of the benefits of adding kayaking to your regular exercise regiment and shares a few tips on how to get the most of your training on the water.
  • New Product: Vapor PFD by NRS

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Its action-cut design leaves your arms free for unrestricted paddling and rowing. With the easy-on side entry, six adjustment points and soft, conforming foam, the Vapor gives you "I forgot I had it on" comfort.
  • Canoeing heaven in Alamoosook, Maine

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    The undeveloped northern end of the Dead River is part of an idyllic canoe outing originating from Alamoosook Lake in Orland, ME. The trip promises sights aplenty and a variety of wildlife
  • Trip Report: Woolverton Trail (FL)

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Thanks to Ed Woolverton and his 30 years of trimming the mangroves, the trail makes a great kayaking destination near Placida, Florida.
  • Feature Canoe - S-12 by SOAR Inflatables

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
 
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    GearGuide

  • Zinc Zycho Scooter Review

    Matt K.
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Happy Easter from GearGuide! The Bunny left us a little something special this year. It’s a Zinc Zycho Scooter. Like the Cadbury Egg, it came all the way from the United Kingdom. Our version was bespoke with a glossy black paint job, skull cutout and a Haring-esque top deck. Let me say that the Zycho is a fun ride. No question about that. But there are a few things that our buds at Zinc could do better. First they could decide how to spell the name of the product. On the included instruction manual, it’s Zhycho. On the website, they drop the “h” and go with Zycho. Next thing, let’s…
  • Modular Urban Backpack from Ember Equipment

    Matt K.
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    We’ve written about a number of Kickstarter projects before – the HuMn Wallet, Hydrogen-1 shoes and most recently Modify Watches. If you’re not familiar with the website and the concept, here it is in a nutshell: a small company with an idea puts it out there on Kickstarter; if the idea – an art project, a movie, a product – has merit, then you can invest in it. Pretty cool idea. And it’s worked well for a number of companies including the ones mentioned above. It’s also working well for Ember Equipment. I received an email from one of the Ember crew back in March pointing me to…
  • Clif Mojo Gluten Free Bar Review

    Matt K.
    5 Apr 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Quick Take Review One of the staples in the GearGuide snack pack has been the Clif Mojo bar. In particular, we liked the mountain mix variety and it occupied a place of honor on our weekly shipping lists. We’d often make special trips to a preferred store to pick up several boxes. Our love of the Mojo had us pretty excited when a sampler pack of new gluten free bars arrived in the mail. We received a number of different flavors in our sampler including those from both the sweet and salty, and fruit and nut families. On the sweet and salty end, there were dark chocolate almond and sea salt…
  • Compact System Camera Backpack Reviews

    Matt K.
    22 Mar 2014 | 6:51 pm
    What the heck is a compact system camera you may ask? Well, a few years back Olympus and Panasonic put their differences aside and created a series of cameras and lenses (known as Micro 4/3) that are far smaller than a typical DSLR but boasts much of the same control and picture quality. Nikon, Sony and others took similar approaches with propriety lens mounts. Because these cameras and lens kits are smaller, they require less to haul around. And here are three bags that fit the bill: LowePro Photo Hatchback 16L AW – This rear-entry model, offers a streamlined and compact profile. Carrying…
  • LowePro Photo Hatchback 16L AW Review

    Matt K.
    22 Mar 2014 | 4:30 pm
    First Impressions Whoa there LowePro, that’s one heck of a name Photo Hatchback 16L AW. The name is certainly descriptive. And the backpack itself is nicely turned out too. Our sample arrived alongside its cousin, the Flipside Sport 15L AW (another mouthful but equally descriptive name), and jumped out of its shipping container in bright pepper red (which actually looks a little more like orange than red to me). Features The Photo Hatchback 16L AW is the smallest of the products in this particular line from LowePro. The company offers a slightly larger 22 liter unit for those that need more…
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    Camp Out Colorado

  • Fishing Limits Lifted at Beaver Creek Reservoir

    Camper T
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Attention anglers, the fishing bag and possession limit has been lifted at Beaver Creek reservoir. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be finalizing draining Beaver Creek reservoir so they can make repairs to the dam and outlet. Now is the time to head over there and fish, fish, fish! Be careful in the area though, drained lakes can be dangerous. The water and new shoreline may expose hazards. Here is the press release for the Beaver Creek reservoir draining. Colorado Parks and Wildlife News on Beaver Creek Reservoir MONTE VISTA, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has started the last phase…
  • Camping Season Approaches

    Camper T
    21 Feb 2014 | 9:48 am
    With the recent stretch of unseasonably warm weather in Colorado, we are reminded that camping season is just around the corner. Though it may be a couple of months before most campers get out into the beautiful Colorado wilderness, it is not too early to start planning your camping season trips! In fact, many campgrounds are already taking camping reservations. If you already know where you want to go camping this season, you might want to check your favorite campground and make reservations for your favorite campsite now. The normal camping season in Colorado is Memorial Day through Labor…
  • Cherry Creek State Park 2nd Sunday Bird Walks

    Camper T
    9 Nov 2013 | 8:39 am
    Meet at Prairie Loop at 9:00 am for a bird walk through the wetlands. Come prepared for the weather with layers, and proper shoes. Bring water and a snack and binoculars are recommended. The Raptors are in the park in the winter so you should experience some wonderful birds. Date: 11/10/2013 Time: 9:00 am Location: Prairie Loop on west side of park This is a great opportunity to go out bird watching. In the winter the birds are easy to spot and follow with the leaves off of the trees. Make sure to bring a camera along with your binoculars! Related PostsTraditional Camping Smore Recipe…
  • US 36 to Estes Park is Re-Opening

    Camper T
    3 Nov 2013 | 1:53 pm
    US Highway 36 to Estes Park is set to reopen November 3. This is great news to all of us that love to head to that beautiful Colorado area. The flood hit this area extremely hard and they would love to have tourists back up visiting the area. So if you get the chance head up to the Estes Park area and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery. Not only will you be able to enjoy a very nice part of Colorado but your visit can help to revitalize the hard hit area. Just because the regular camping season is over, doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy the Colorado outdoors! Related PostsGlamping…
  • Arkansas Headwaters The Crater Hike

    Camper T
    31 Oct 2013 | 6:35 pm
    Join AHRA Volunteer Naturalist/Geologist Bob Hickey on an exciting hike to a real but small volcanic cone here in Chaffee County. This 9-mile round-trip day hike offers stunning views of the Sawatch Range and the Collegiate Peaks and allows hikers a glimpse into The Crater. Learn about the volcanic history of Chaffee County as you enjoy this moderate level hike. Please, call AHRA at 719-539-7289 for more information and/or to reserve a spot. Date: 11/2/2013 Time: 8AM Location: Forest Service Road #181 trailhead   Related PostsWhen to Fish in May in Colorado 2013 Colorado Fish Stocking…
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    GearWeAre.com

  • Nikwax wins Queen’s Award

    Andy
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:23 am
     It’s congratulations to outdoor-industry eco-stalwarts Nikwax on being awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development. The award is the highest achievement for business success in the UK, and reflects on Nikwax’s, and founder Nick Brown’s, single-minded determination to provide […] Read more...
  • Opinel – No.8 Outdoor Knife

    Andy
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:35 am
    Stop-the-press on the serrated part of the blade. Opinel say it's designed to cut through rope efficiently, and I tested it on 30ft of rotten woollen carpet. It cut through like a dream - WAY easier than a stanley knife and really, really impressed me. Read more...
  • Sigg – Thermo Bottle

    Andy
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:19 am
    The 1L bottle is a tall, thin affair which is quite elegant and sits nicely inside a 25L backpack. It has a cup which it snugly nestles inside, and both the cup and the bottle have a rubber patch on the bottom so they don't slide off a car dashboard or move around on a boat. SIGG say that the cup can be attached to the top of bottom of the bottle, but on my sample the cup is a little loose to stay securely on the top. It is nice and secure on the bottom though. Read more...
  • Airbac – AirTech Backpack (32L)

    Andy
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:50 am
    The amount of padding in the AirTech Backpack is insane. They've turned up the padding dials to 11 and it's foam o'clock in the shoulderstraps. The bag oozes comfort from every pore. But it's that enormous air bladder which is the party piece. Its over 4 inches deep at the bottom of the bag, and you kinda just want to put your laptop in the thing and drop it to watch it bounce around the room. Read more...
  • Sprayway – Grendel Windstopper Jacket

    Andy
    21 Mar 2014 | 6:20 am
    It is sold as a windproof jacket, and uses mostly Gore Windstopper fabric, with panels of stretchy softshell in the sides and underarm to aid ventilation and movement. But the thing about Windstopper is that it's actually pretty much the same stuff as the original Gore-Tex membrane, so the Grendel does a very admirable job of keeping showers at bay. Read more...
 
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    Gear Exposure

  • GoPro: new accessories for the tiny action camera

    Ben
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    If you are the lucky owner of a GoPro Hero3 camera then you will soon be able to fit it on new accessories. GoPro have added three new items to there already comprehensive range of parts. The craziest of them must be the Dual Hero, a housing that can accommodate two Hero3 Black edition. Apart from getting envious looks from your mates the cool thing is 3D video recording. Plus the housing allows, thanks a small cable, one of the GoPros to control the other one. Just start recording and both cameras will automatically be in sync. Cherry on the cake, you even get a pair of 3D glasses to see…
  • Arc’teryx: Fall Winter 14 highlights

    Marie
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:24 am
    Although Spring has finally arrived there is still a lot to talk about regarding Fall Winter collections for 2014/2015. If you like Arc’teryx stay with us and have a peek at was is coming for the next cold season. Winner of an ISPO Gold award and start of the show, if you had to remember one piece from Arc’teryx’s next collection it would have to be the Alpha Comp outfit with jacket and pants. The Alpha Comp set, selected in the Outer Layer 3 layers category is for climbers and alpinists. The Alpha Comp Jacket has GORE® Fabric Technology panels on the shoulders, arms and…
  • New Primus Eta Lite personal stove

    Joe
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Swedish stove manufacturer Primus steps it up with the brand new LPG stove Eta Lite. With the Laminar Flow Burner (LFB) technology (patent pending), Primus was able to lower the burner’s height significantly, which results in a lower centre of gravity and therefore improved stability. Personal stoves are getting more and more popular: they are fast and easy to handle, are extremely packable and work in windy conditions. Swedish stove pioneer Primus has put all its 120 years of expertise finding the perfect solution. With its new Laminar Flow Burner (LFB) technology Primus once again sets…
  • New Creon jacket from Mammut for summer walking

    Ben
    17 Mar 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Mammut’s new Creon Jacket for men is a hard shell for summer hill walking. Made from DRYtech™ two layer – which is proprietary to Mammut, the Creon is water and windproof and offers great protection from the elements. The Creon has a fixed, adjustable hood to keep out the rain and pre-shaped arms for ease of movement. Should temperatures rise there are underarm vents with two-way zips for ventilation. The jacket has two hand warmer  pockets and a chest pocket with a small hole for your headphones. The young design and colours make it a stylish option for fashion conscious on the hills.
  • Inov-8 Race Elite 260 Thermoshell review

    Matt
    5 Mar 2014 | 12:09 pm
    So for the last three months I’ve been trialling the Inov-8 Race Elite 260 Thermoshell, a reversible pullover jacket designed for keeping you warm when out running on a frigid hillside. Aside from being a good option for chilly trail runs I could instantly see its potential as a mid-layer to combine with an outer shell for any other winter outing. To date it’s been on a variety of runs in cold, freezing, damp and drizzly, windy, ridiculously windy, calm and crisp and most combinations in between. It’s also been hiked up a couple of mountains in the Lake District at -1°C with just a…
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    Hiking The Trail

  • A look back – 2006 cross country Road Trip Day 2

    admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    This is the second day of a cross country road trip from Arizona to Missouri that my brother and I took in 2006. I flew out to Arizona where he was going to school and we hiked. camped, and toured... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Adventure Monday – 4 – 21 – 2014

    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Here are this weeks Adventure Monday Submissions. If you would like your photo featured simply tag your photos on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with #hikeingthetrail. You may also submit photos by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Happy Easter

    admin
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    Happy Easter everyone. Enjoy the day and remember that after your sugar high turns into withdrawals the mountains are still calling. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tell it on the Mountan PCT Documentary Review and Giveaway

    admin
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    I have watched the Tell it on the Mountain PCT documentary several times now and I enjoy it every time. It follows a half a dozen hikers as they traverse the Pacific Crest Trail that starts at the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Cool Projects to Fund, Follow and Check Out – April 17, 2014

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Mission 29.2 Trinity – The Portable Wind Turbine Power Station Only The Essential (Hiking the PCT) – Trailer Only The Essential (Hiking the PCT) – Trailer from Colin Arisman on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Appalachia & Beyond

  • Which Bike is Right For Your Chosen Trail?

    Tim Bird
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:48 am
    Spring is here! And with spring comes warmer weather that is perfect for biking! There are many different trails to take advantage of this spring. However, in order to ensure smooth navigation and riding, you should consider what your trail is like, the climate of the area, and which bike would... This is a content summary only. Please visit Appalachia & Beyond for the full post, pictures and links.
  • Must-Have Gadgets For Outdoor Fans

    Tim Bird
    15 Jan 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Image Source The great outdoors plays host to a number of activities, hobbies and sports. People from across the world both work and play outdoors, enjoying nature and the elements as part of their chosen pastime. Whether it is fishing, running, gardening, or sailing, spending time outdoors can... This is a content summary only. Please visit Appalachia & Beyond for the full post, pictures and links.
  • Choose The Right Outerwear For You - Top 5 Hiking Jackets of 2013

    Tim Bird
    25 Nov 2013 | 4:35 am
    It’s that time of year when lists are drawn up for the best performances from products to help give everyone a decent idea of what is best suited to them and with the Blackleaf list of Top 5 Hiking Jackets for 2013 it aims to do the same so come rain or shine you’ll know which is better suited to... This is a content summary only. Please visit Appalachia & Beyond for the full post, pictures and links.
  • Ready for any trail – the Top 5 Hiking Boots of 2013

    Tim Bird
    21 Nov 2013 | 9:31 pm
    You may be looking for the best possible hiking boots as either due to needing a new pair after your favorite old pair has finally worn out or maybe this year the call of exploring the outdoors has led you to buying a first pair but aren’t sure exactly where to start.  It can be tricky navigating... This is a content summary only. Please visit Appalachia & Beyond for the full post, pictures and links.
  • Gear Review: Dorcy Headlamp

    Tim Bird
    15 Nov 2013 | 5:22 am
    A while back I was contact by Dorcy to review their L.E.D. Headlamp. Of course being an outdoorsy sort and avid trail runner, I said, "sure, I'd love to give the headlamp a test spin, I'm always looking for a good solution to running trails in the dark". A few weeks later a small pack arrived in... This is a content summary only. Please visit Appalachia & Beyond for the full post, pictures and links.
 
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    Hiking With Impunity

  • The Logic Behind Buying Instagram Followers

    27 Mar 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Today I am going to talk about the very popular topic of buying instagram followers. It is being talking about all over the place, so I am going to give my opinion today. First of all, let me say that buying any type of social media followers, likes, tweets, or anything like that probably is not morally the best thing to do. However, if your doing it just to plant a seed, then it can be overlooked just a little bit. So if it were me, and I needed a large social media following to help my business, I would probably do this. I would initially start my social media following by buying a small…
  • Is There A Good Locksmith In Santa Monica

    7 Mar 2014 | 11:42 am
    This is a pretty good question I think, as the locksmith industry has taken on a shaky name in the past. The thing is that you need to actually search and then inquire before just hiring any old locksmith. Recently we were in California, Santa Monica to be exact, and we needed to find a locksmith out there, now since we were on vacation we didn’t know of any at the time, so I went online and searched for locksmith santa monica and that gave me a bunch of numbers to start with. Then I just compared the prices, the amount of time it would take for an employee to arrive, and if they were…
  • What’s The Deal With High PR Backinks

    17 Feb 2014 | 11:49 am
    So what is the deal with these links, and why are we hearing so much about them these days. Well for one, as pretty much everyone knows, or should know, links are what drive rankings. So the better the links, the better the rank. That is why so many people are talking about these high pr backlinks today and probably for the near future. Anyone who thinks links are useless are or a thing of the past, doesn’t know much about how to rank a site. Now, you can’t just magically get these links, you have to go about it very carefully. You have to know the right people, or the right…
  • Finding The Best Moving Company In NYC

    14 Feb 2014 | 11:24 am
    Hey guys, today I am going to give you some really good advice on finding a good moving company in your area. First, you are going to want to search around, this means in search engines, and review sites, for moving companies that are local to you. In our example, we searched for moving companies nyc and found about a thousand to choose from. Now we had to slim down the list obviously, because a list of a thousand local movers does not really help us. So next on the agenda was to send them emails asking about pricing, licensing, hidden fees, procedure, and a few other things. out of all the…
  • Welcome Back Guys & Gals

    11 Sep 2013 | 8:12 am
    Hey everyone, so sorry for being away for so long. It has been hectic and crazy over here. My apologies for not posting anything in a long time. Now everything is ok and we are back in full effect. Stay tuned for a lot of new information and pictures. I should have the site updated within a day or two. Again, sorry for leaving everyone hanging, and thanks to everyone who has sent emails and supported me. The post Welcome Back Guys & Gals appeared first on Hiking With Impunity.
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    Brian's Backpacking Blog

  • Lifestraw GO Bottle with Built-in Filter

    Brian Green
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am
    A few weeks ago, Lifestraw sent me their new Lifestraw GO. In a nutshell, it’s a water bottle with a Lifestraw filter built in. I’ve used this on a few hikes recently. I normally carry only my Sawyer mini filter with me and attach two 20 ounce Dasani bottles on my pack straps, refilling them when needed. This time, I left the 20′s at home and carried the GO. The bottle itself has around 28 ounces in capacity, but will only hold about 24 ounces of water with the filter in. Quick and Easy My first thoughts on the GO bottle were positive. The main thing I liked about the GO is…
  • The Ultralight Hummingbird Hammock (7oz)

    Brian Green
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    The Hummingbird single person hammock weighs just 7oz, is rated to hold 275 pounds, and is made in USA by an FAA certified parachute rigger. I’ve been carrying the Hummingbird hammock with me on weekend hikes and day hikes for several weeks now and have to say that for someone who wasn’t really into relaxing in a hammock I’ve been totally converted. The Hummingbird hammock was recently successfully funded via Kickstarter and is in the process of going into full production – good news for those of you that missed the Kickstarter project or who didn’t originally…
  • How do You Pass the Time on Long Nights?

    Brian Green
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    Here is the first of what I hope will be an ongoing series of reader questions. Jan-Willem Bol (@janwillembol) of the Netherlands writes: “Ok, so the thing about hiking in winter is that there is always a fair chance of bad weather, the low temperatures and the long nights. That last one got me thinking. I don’t have a lot of camp experience – let alone in winter. I’m from the Netherlands and in the winter the sun sets at 4.30pm and doesn’t rise until 8.30am. That’s about 16 hours of darkness. I was wondering; what other people who go on hikes or…
  • BundeZe – Helping you Keep it Together

    Brian Green
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:28 am
    Miles Smith recently sent me some very cool little gear ties to try out called BundeZe. These small elastic ties have a built in ball stopper, adjustable slide lock, and pull tab that makes them incredibly versatile and super easy to use. They are perfect for keeping small items and gear organized. Finger Friendly BundeZe measure approximately 6 inches in length and weigh 0.21 oz (6g) each. The solid plastic ball stopper, adjustable slide lock, and pull tab are what set BundeZe apart from any old short length of shock cord. The round ball stopper makes it easy to quickly wrap the BundeZe…
  • Helle Alden Knife Giveaway ::Winner Announced::

    Brian Green
    17 Mar 2014 | 6:56 pm
    I’m giving away a beautiful Helle Alden bushcraft knife worth $100 to one lucky reader. The Alden has a razor sharp non-laminated blade made from Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel and gorgeous curly birch handle with stainless steel fittings. It comes with a genuine leather pouch style sheath. This is a straight forward giveaway (the first of many hopefully) to say thanks for your continued support. To be entered into the drawing for this giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment below describing which knife you currently carry with you when hiking and why. It’s that easy! On…
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    Roamancing

  • Spoilt by Spring in Switzerland!

    Erica Hargreave
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    I love living in a country with four seasons, and of all the seasons Spring and Autumn are my favourites.  I even love winter with it’s beautiful snow covered silence and sceneries. It is for that reason (and time with family) that I often leave Vancouver every winter in search of snowier vistas in Ontario.  That said, this winter in Canada seems to have been a particularly long one. As I packed for Europe a month and a half ago, I expected much the same.  Both the long johns and heavy winter coat were in the packing pile, at least they were until I saw a status update on facebook,…
  • Our Switzerland Inspired Travel Happy Dance!

    Emme Rogers
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:47 pm
    For those of you that follow along on my personal site, you may be aware that I have been on the mend for the past few months, which has meant a number of months of me being unable to do some of the things that make me the happiest – dancing and travel. And if there was one thing I learned during that time of abstinence, it was how much I missed dancing and travel, and in returning to them, how great they both make me feel.  In fact they were both exactly what I needed to push my healing forward.  And really, when you think of healing in terms of travel, it is hard to find a better…
  • Dining: As Seen On TV at The Brats Brothers in San Fernando Valley

    Brie Mason
    22 Feb 2014 | 8:22 am
    I am someone who enjoys salivating over food related television shows, occasionally getting inspired to try and up the level of my own cooking.  Some of the more spirited shows have even encouraged a few friendly competitive challenges between Emme Rogers and myself. ( I totally beat her in an onion peeling contest inspired by Bob Blumer’s Gluten For Punishment!) I also quite often find myself pining away for travel when I watch shows that showcase different establishments around the world.  Knowing this, you can imagine my excitement when one day while watching Diners Drive-ins and…
  • Roamancing the Prose

    Lori Yearwood
    14 Feb 2014 | 1:44 pm
    A loving moment in Hurghada!   We (Janis Stammler) and myself created some romantic prose for all of you from our Roamancing crew. Here they are:   By sea or by air To travel is always a grand affair The adventures await So pick your date   A romantic moment in Wadi el Gemal!   Paris, Brazil, Jamaica or Rome No matter where you’re led to from home It will be nothing but great fascination To reach your destination   New cultures and history; True love’s mystery Awaits your eager mind   New memories unfold Through adventures most bold See what you will…
  • Falling in Love with Hostels, Thanks to Freehand Miami!

    Erica Hargreave
    22 Jan 2014 | 4:38 pm
    After one terrible hostel experience in Banff during the Banff Television Festival, I made a judgement call on hostels … thinking they were all thin walled, with less than comfortable beds, intended for immature party obsessed late teen and early 20-somethings (I think I was a late 20-something at the time).  Now don’t shoot me for this judgement … in my first night at the hostel in question, my roommate and I did not sleep a wink, as we had people start partying outside our room at 2 am, got to listen to teen relationship drama outside our door half the night, followed by…
 
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    Seattle Backpackers Magazine

  • The Art of Traveling

    Mauri Fabio
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Mastering the art and skill of traveling is not accomplished through practice or any talent you may have.  No school will give you a bachelor’s degree in not getting absolutely lost while backpacking through Ecuador, avoiding Montezuma’s revenge on your trek through Latin America, dodging angered Chinese guards as you trespass on the Great Wall of China, making friends on your cancelled flight as you get ready to sleep in an icy cold airport lobby in Japan, or being in the middle of the Peruvian Rainforest in a downpour of fireflies. Traveling is a way of life… a being, the awareness…
  • PAPAGO GoWatch 770 Review

    Anna Elliott
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm
    The PAPAGO GoWatch 770, a high-tech sports watch, has all the features to take your hike, run, or cycle to the next level. For hikers looking to go farther faster, the PAPAGO GoWatch 770 is a useful tool to monitor your progress, set goals, and chart your success. The watch records distance, speed, time, lap time, calories burned, and even change in altitude. But what really sets this product apart is its “Training Mode,” which allows you to set goals for yourself and actively monitor your success while you work out. The PAPAGO GoWatch 770 also connects to GoLife Run computer software, a…
  • Quinault’s Wolf Bar – Where the Wild Things Are

    Theresa Jump
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Wild and majestic, the North Fork trail of the Quinault River to Wolf Bar Camp is perfect for getting the kids out, impressing a date or indulging in some personal quiet time.  Old-growth cedar and spruce stand command while the sandy-turn-rocky trail winds through an intimate river valley. This five-mile out-and-back adventure is under-utilized compared to popular hikes on the canal side of the peninsula.   Autonomy, space and a slower pace are easily attainable. Adding to the allure and romance of the trail is the fact this path was blazed by the 1889 Press Exhibition.  This hardy and…
  • Flag Point Lookout

    Mauri Fabio
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Sometimes you have to disconnect to reconnect, and what better to get away from society than staying at a forest fire outlook.  With various locations deep in the wilderness along the Northwest and parts of the Midwest, these forest fire outlook stations are available for rent during the off seasons.  In January 2014 my friend Christina and I did just that.  We made our reservations for Flag Point Lookout less than a week in advance, grabbed our bulging packs and jumped into the car heading towards Mount Hood, Oregon. Flag Point LookoutImage source: http://1.usa.gov/1dSpHgb Christina, my…
  • Tempting the Throne Room Book Review

    Ryon Ownbey
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    At times witty and humorous through the storytelling, John Quillen’s Tempting the Throne Room also illustrates the tragedy that the great mountains of the world may bestow on the overambitious adventurer. Quillen becomes the central character on his journey to Broad Peak, a place far from civilization and the sister mountain to the notorious K2.  Only Everest is taller and more sought after than K2.  Broad Peak, as the reader learns, is also not to be taken for granted.  Not that it ever has been, only Quillen makes it clear that the mountain is no more forgiving than any other…
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    ModernSurvivalOnline.com

  • The Panhandle Rancher speaks……Prepping and praying and pass the bullets please

    Rourke
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Essentials of Prepping:     Prepping and praying and pass the bullets please POLITICS, AND HOPE Politics, a word made dirty by too many of our elected officials, by desperate office holders seeking to do anything, make any promise, make any compromise, in order ‘keep their jobs’ and get re-elected. Like our ‘progressive’ income tax where each pays ‘his fair share,’ government has the reward system backwards. I would limit every elected position to only two terms. Or perhaps reduce salary and retirement pension for the third and each successive future terms of office. At least…
  • Three years, thousands of rounds, and lots of fun – the S&W M&P15-22 Carbine

    Rourke
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Three years ago I bought my Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 and have enjoyed it ever since. In fact -I am planning to buy another. This semi-automatic, magazine fed, AR-clone has served me well. I have found it to be accurate and extremely reliable. When thinking back to the many times I have shot the M&P15-22 the first thing that comes to mind is accuracy. I have never mounted an optic so the original factory open sights have been used exclusively. I cannot tell you my 100 yard group size, or 50 – or any other distance. I have shot this thing for fun and lots of it I have had. What…
  • TRUTH: It is time to mourn a friend…..

    Rourke
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
      An Obituary printed in the London Times…..Absolutely Dead Brilliant!!   Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: - Knowing when to come in out of the rain; – Why the early bird gets the worm; – Life isn’t always fair; – And maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t…
  • Emergency Essentials sale almost over……

    Rourke
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Emergency Essentials is a legend in the preparedness industry. They have been supplying emergency preparedness supplies to concerned individuals for years offering not only great products and prices – but excellent customer service as well. I am very glad to have them as a sponsor here on ModernSurvivalOnline. Every month they offer up some great products with special sales and promotions. This month is no different.  Here are a few of their sale items: $47.99     $269.89     Additional sale items from Emergency Essentials:    Freeze-Dried Cooked Shrimp -…
  • Review: Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 .22LR Semi-Auto

    Rourke
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:15 pm
    This post originally appeared back in May of 2011. I will be posting an UPDATE tomorrow on how my M&P15-22 has performed over the past three years. The original review can be seen HERE. – Rourke I love the .22LR . Over the years I have had a variety of .22LR pistols and rifles. From the Ruger Mk II pistol to a Squire Bingham M16R – I have shot thousands of rounds of .22LR and had a ball doing it. Ever since seeing pictures of the Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 – I have wanted one. Well – I finally broke down and bought one. Although I know that the $469 price…
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    CheapTents Outdoor Gear Blog

  • The North Face Talus 2 EU & 3 EU Tent Review

    Gareth
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
    The North Face are one of the leading tent manufacturers and the Talus 2 EU and 3 EU are the latest additions to their range. This review looks at the tents main features and critiques these latest editions to The North Face family.
  • Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie Feature Review

    Gareth
    12 Mar 2014 | 4:02 am
    To help launch our new running section, which is the place to find all of your running gear, check out my video feature review of Salomon’s excellent Fast Wing Hoodie. Salomon Fast Wing Hoodie This lightweight windproof jacket which has been designed for runners as both a training or race jacket. Looking at the Fast [...]
  • Hiking Benbulben, Sligo, Ireland

    Daniel
    10 Jan 2014 | 4:13 am
    Last September, whilst on holiday in Ireland I was able to get my hiking boots out and do a bit of hill walking. Knowing that I would have one day available near Sligo, I did an internet search to see what was around. There was no doubt that I’d have to have a crack at [...]
  • 20% Off On Sunday 8th December

    Gareth
    3 Dec 2013 | 9:08 am
    Our staff are outdoor enthusiasts who love nothing more than talking about gear and helping our customers get the right products for their needs, and now you can pick their brains on a Sunday too! Christmas 2013 Sunday Opening With Christmas 2013 just around the corner our shop based at 240 Manchester Road, Warrington, WA1 [...]
  • Ramblers Baarmy over Sheep Advertising

    Daniel
    1 Nov 2013 | 8:23 am
    A new advertising campaign has sparked controversy in the walking community. In an un-ewe-sual bid to promote online outdoor gear shop CheapTents, sheep have been painted with the company’s logo. After teaming up with farmers located in popular walking areas, including the Lake District, the sheep can be seen now be seen on some of [...]
 
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    trailsnet.com

  • New Mexico Cyclist Killed at Train Crossing

    trailsnet
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    Two Deadly Bicycling Mistakes It is always tragic when a bicyclist loses their life in a cycling accident. It is especially tragic since the vast majority of these tragedies can be avoided. Yesterday’s fatal bicycling collision in Santa Fe, New Mexico was the perfect example. The two most common and deadly mistakes bicyclists make are: … Continue reading » The post New Mexico Cyclist Killed at Train Crossing appeared first on trailsnet.com.
  • America’s Best Bikepacking Trails

    trailsnet
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Top Trails in USA for Bikepacking             Spring is here and with the arrival of spring many people are already beginning to look forward to summer and all of the vacations, adventures, and travels that will take place. If you’re an outdoors person, chances are you’ve already begun planning outdoor trips. My favorite activity is … Continue reading » The post America’s Best Bikepacking Trails appeared first on trailsnet.com.
  • Best U.S. Trails in the Spring

    trailsnet
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    Southern Trails Are Warm Trails Winter’s over, but dependably warm weather is still a month or so away. If you’re looking for good bike trails for spring travel opportunities, you’re in luck. The following United States trails are good choices for April bike touring: Withlacoochee Trail in Florida Florida’s Withlacoochee State Trail is the best … Continue reading » The post Best U.S. Trails in the Spring appeared first on trailsnet.com.
  • Trailsnet Website & Social Media Statistics

    trailsnet
    28 Mar 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Trailsnet Website Information 2013 was a great year for Trailsnet.com with July 2013 being the busiest month since our 2009 introduction. Our subscriber numbers are looking great, website visits remained steady and our social media is on a slow but steady path. This past month has been a great one for blog subscribers, and we … Continue reading » The post Trailsnet Website & Social Media Statistics appeared first on trailsnet.com.
  • C & O Canal Trail Bike Trips

    trailsnet
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:02 am
    C & O Canal Trust The C & O Canal Trust is an official non-profit partner of the C & O Canal Historic Park in Maryland. A group of nine towns located along the C & O Canal Towpath Trail have collaborated to offer bike tours and fund-raisers to promote biking along the famous Cumberland … Continue reading » The post C & O Canal Trail Bike Trips appeared first on trailsnet.com.
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    OffHiking.com Blog

  • Blog…

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Hey everyone as you can see the blog is starting to become more a part of the page. This has been great and the Page is going to continue to be updated. If you have already been checking my site I hope you will continue fallowing as everything continues to come together. Soon I will be beginning to add hiking locations to the site along with gear and much more. Please just hang in there changes will be frequent and will be coming much sooner now. Thanks,DHughes
  • NEW BLOG!!!

    admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:23 am
    Hey everyone, So far the new blog is starting to come around I have much more work to do on it in the near future but wanted to make the site start to have some useful information on it for you and a place for you to discuss and become active with the site. As time goes on the blog is going to become more one with the website but until then please just bare with me and stop back soon to find the first post that will start sharing some great information with you. Thanks, DHughes
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    Focusing On Wildlife

  • Chile turns to owls to combat fatal disease

    Supertrooper
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This year the Hanta virus has already caused 15 deaths in Chile, according to reports in The Santiago Times. It isn’t always fatal—the 15 deaths were of a total of 36 cases over six months—but the symptoms are severe. Those affected experience flu-like symptoms, as well as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and trouble breathing. As is [...]
  • Malta – Massacre on Migration (Episode 3)

    Supertrooper
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Over the Easter week-end Chris Packham and the team visited two public recreational areas on Malta where families with children were camping. Unfortunately both public areas were also occupied by scores of hunters, who had complained to the police that the campers were disturbing their hunting. The police arrived at 06:30 and demonstrated sympathy for the [...]
  • A week summary in the Arava

    Itai
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Its been a long and hectic week for me with guiding and monitoring throughout. Bird migration is always a wonderful spectacle and there is always much to see (though not always what you expect!). It started last Sunday when I was guiding Norbert Schaffer and we had these wonderful birds which were described in my last post, [...]
  • Malta – Massacre on Migration (Episode 2)

    Supertrooper
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The second episode of Chris Packham’s documentary “Malta – Massacre on Migration” opens on the cliffs at dawn. Apparently there are 384 bird species to be found on Malta. The videoclip includes stunning shots of Montagu’s Harriers circling on the outskirts of Gozo preparing to roost for the night, reports of “lamping” taking place using [...]
  • Bizarre, endangered bird discovered in high densities

    Supertrooper
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The turkey-sized, noisy, fruit-feasting guans are arguably one of the strangest wildlife sightings in the tropical forests of Central and South America. Ancient animals, these birds are members of the Cracidae family—which also include equally-odd currasows and chachalacas—and are actually distantly related to megapode, or mound-building, birds of Australiasia. A new study in mongabay.com’s open-access [...]
 
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    Man Makes Fire

  • Do You Need a Waterproof Camera in the Age of the Smartphone?

    Chris Maxcer
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:36 pm
    The article Do You Need a Waterproof Camera in the Age of the Smartphone? first appeared on Man Makes Fire. Not a bad shot, but it would have been better from the water. AS THE CAMERA on my iPhone gets better and better, I suddenly find myself taking more pictures with it than with my big Canon DSLR. At the same time, I find myself getting cool photos I might not otherwise have gotten at all because I almost always have my iPhone. But it’s a catch-22: I also take lousy photos, trusting important moments to my iPhone’s tiny little lens rather than to a camera more suited to the…
  • Top 8 Waterproof Cameras for Wet and Rugged Adventure

    Chris Maxcer
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:45 pm
    The article Top 8 Waterproof Cameras for Wet and Rugged Adventure first appeared on Man Makes Fire. HERE’S WHY YOU need a waterproof camera — to capture your best adventures in rugged, wild, and watery places. The way to do it is with a waterproof camera, plain and simple. With today’s outdoor camera options, there’s no need to agonize over the tech specs, either: All of these underwater-ready, shockproof and dust-proof point-and-shoot digital cameras are better than good — they’re fantastic marvels of engineering. Of course, they will not take photos as…
  • Remember How to Recharge

    Chris Maxcer
    9 Mar 2014 | 6:18 pm
    The article Remember How to Recharge first appeared on Man Makes Fire. Chris Maxcer recharges by fly fishing at a high mountain lake. (Photo Credit: Matt Hitterdal.) One of the toughest life lessons isn’t so much learning the lesson, it’s living it. Case in point? Learning how to recharge. It seems like I forget this lesson time and time again. I just now stumbled upon a photo a buddy took of me fly fishing in the Seven Devils one summer, and I almost overlooked it until I noticed the file name: recharge.jpg. In today’s hectic world of never-ending work, business travel, and…
  • How to Choose a Backpacking Tent

    Chris Maxcer
    17 Feb 2014 | 4:22 pm
    The article How to Choose a Backpacking Tent first appeared on Man Makes Fire. Finding the best backpacking tent isn’t so hard once you know what to look for. The excellent-value Marmot Ajax tent (orange) is discontinued but still available at Sierra Trading Post. Picking the best backpacking tent seems easy — right up until you struggle to set up your tent in middle of a rainstorm on the side of a mountain. The decisions you make now will affect you later. If you’re like many new backpackers, if you buy the wrong tent, you’ll have to suffer through it a few years…
  • New Remington R51 Pistol Reinvents the Subcompact

    Erik Miller
    15 Feb 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The article New Remington R51 Pistol Reinvents the Subcompact first appeared on Man Makes Fire. ONE OF THE more interesting new subcompact conceal carry pistols to hit the market this year is coming from Remington — yes, Remington. The new handgun is the R51, a 9mm +P that is designed with an easy point-and-shoot grip with low muzzle rise. Remington says they designed the R51 to excel in situations where you’re under stress, billing the R51 as a reinvention of the subcompact with a “point instinctively, recover instantly” message. The aluminum frame is smooth and curvy…
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    Appalachian Trials

  • One Month In

    Ellie B.
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    Hello! Things are still going well out here! I’m currently in Erwin TN, about 340 miles into the trail. Since I last posted I hiked through the Smokies,  experienced the wonders of Gatlinburg, went up and over Clingman’s Dome which is the highest point on the entire trail, reached Hot Springs, did my first 20 mile day, night hiked and cowboy camped for the first time, and now today I’ve hit the one month mark. While we hit both the 200 and 300 mile mark in the last few weeks, more significant for me was reaching Hot Springs at 274 miles. Now, this hike is longer than The…
  • An Introduction to Madness.

    Micah Handy
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:13 pm
    First off the “Madness” mentioned in the title directly pertains to the inner workings of my mind brought forth to you in the form of words, and therefore I make no apologies for the content therein. On that note, Hey! Nice to meet you! My name is Micah Handy. No trail name yet as I still have yet to embark on my Sobo hike (June 1st is the magic day) but I’m pretty stinkin excited/mortified at what it may turn out to be. Although I guess I could always take the advice of a friend and former thru-hiker “If you don’t like it just pretend it didn’t happen and…
  • Meet Drew Burnett: The Former Pastor Attempting to Break the Appalachian Trail Speed Record

    Sarah (Ent)
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    This June, Drew Burnett will attempt to beat the current speed-record on the Appalachian Trail. With a slight catch: like the man upstairs, he shall rest on the seventh day. “I guess this is kinda where it gets crazy. A big part of the journey for me is that I’m taking the Sabbath Day off.” To best Jennifer Pharr Davis’s 2011 record of 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes, Drew will need to complete 54 miles a day. Why? To raise money for the Village of Eden in Uganda through Helping Hands. The Village of Eden is a 133-acre complex being built to support orphans, widows, and the poor…
  • [The Gear Replacement Series] Part 2: Shelter

    Cole Heathcott
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Last time you all heard from me, I discussed my decision to purchase a Sawyer Squeeze MINI water filter in my journey to replace all of my stolen gear. *Update: My gear is still missing.* In this article, I discuss my hunt for a new shelter system. Let’s get started… Before I lost everything: On my thru-hike, and in other camping trips past, I used the Big Agnes tent in the picture below. This tent worked out well for me, but it was heavier than the tarp tents I saw on the Trail and I barely used it. That said, Big Agnes is a reliable, high-quality brand. The Replacement: I…
  • What are the Best Restaurants on the Appalachian Trail? [POLL]

    Zach
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    We’ve touched upon the Appalachian Trail’s best day hikes, section hikes, and shelters.  Now it’s time to tackle what really matters.  Of course, I refer to food. From the perspective of a thru-hiker, there are few things that matter more than the meals to be devoured upon reaching the next town.  After a few consecutive days of cold tuna, ramen, and beef jerky, hikers’ dreams are infiltrated with visions of bacon cheeseburgers, pepperoni pizzas, and Ben and Jerry’s. I was a few hundred miles south of Catawba when I first heard legend of The Homeplace.  The…
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    Loughborough Inn

  • Bringing Your Pet to the Cottage

    David Harnden
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Your pets are part of your family, so it’s totally understandable that you’d want to bring your pets on your family vacation. We, for one, are all about family vacations that include the whole family, which is why the Loughborough Inn is happy to provide pet-friendly units to make bringing your pets to the cottage easy. It’s probably no surprise that dogs are our most frequent guests, but we have played host to an array of pets, including cats and even birds. Aside from companionship, there are many reasons for bringing your pets to the cottage. The most common include: Necessity…
  • Best Bass Fishing Secrets

    David Harnden
    26 Mar 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The best bass fishing secrets don’t really have to do with having fancy equipment or undergoing intense ritualistic bathing routines before heading out on the water or even wearing your lucky hat (though luck does have a lot to do with bass fishing!). After years on the water, the best bass fishing secrets all come down to tried and true basic fishing principles. Bass fishing is a popular pastime and it can be hard not to get lost in the hype – that’s precisely why we’re here to bring you back to basics and refresh your memory on the real best bass fishing secrets. When it all boils…
  • Cottage Activity Ideas

    David Harnden
    26 Feb 2014 | 8:12 am
    Cottage life is something everyone has to experience. There’s nothing quite as refreshing, rejuvenating and reinvigorating as spending some time nestled in nature. Taking time out from the noise of everyday life helps us focus on what really matters, and most importantly what doesn’t. To truly enjoy cottage life it is important to know about the best cottage activities. You don’t want to show up with a swim suit and a smile and nothing else. This combo may be good for a day of entertainment, but it can wear thin – especially if you are at the cottage for a long time. Having a list…
  • Spring Cottage Rentals

    David Harnden
    19 Feb 2014 | 11:32 am
    The Loughborough Inn is opening its doors on May 11th for spring cottage rentals and we couldn’t be more excited. Spring is truly one of the most remarkable seasons to enjoy the outdoors – especially in Canada. Don’t get us wrong: Winter, summer and autumn are great times to be outside too and they definitely have their own beauties and virtues, but there is absolutely nothing as invigorating as the colour and renewal of spring after a few monochromatic months. Spring is a veritable buffet for the senses, with new things to see, touch, hear, smell and yes, even taste. This makes…
  • Unique Outdoor Valentine’s Day Ideas She’ll Love

    David Harnden
    11 Feb 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, is a day dedicated to all things love. While the exact origins of the day remain muddled, it is generally agreed that the day was named after a Christian saint named Valentinus who was imprisoned and executed for marrying those who were not permitted to marry under law due to religious beliefs or socio-economic standing. Today, while not many people pay heed to the day’s namesake, Valentine’s Day is a notorious day in most countries around the world. Love it or hate it, February 14th has become synonymous with…
 
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    Detecting365

  • Get Lucky With Horseshoes

    Rob Williams
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:33 am
    The sport of horseshoe pitching can be traced back to Roman times. Roman soldiers played games during their off time that consisted of tossing metal rings over stakes pounded into the ground. Like the Roman soldiers, North American soldiers later found the game of horseshoes to be a good wartime recreation. During the Revolutionary war, U.S. soldiers evidently played horseshoes which caused the Duke of Wellington to write, “The war was won by the pitchers of horse hardware.” Union soldiers also pitched mule shoes in Civil War camps during the mid 1800′s. After the wars, soldiers…
  • Get Free Metal Detecting Gear

    Rob Williams
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:21 am
    Everyone wants free stuff, Right? Well, here’s a little tip if you didn’t already know…the guys over at HighPlainsProspectors.Com hold a monthly contest for free metal detecting and gold prospecting supplies. This Months Prize is The Ultimate Gold Crevassing Package Ultimate Gold Crevassing Package The requirements for an entry are fairly simple: Subscribe to their newsletter and Submit a picture of your coolest Metal Detecting Find. How are winners determined? By value? NO. By age? NO. The only factor considered is the “coolness” factor…judged by the guys at High…
  • Metal Detecting Tips For Newbies

    Rob Williams
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:27 pm
    After 25 years in the hobby of metal detecting, Clark Rickman has learned a thing or two along the way. After all of these years, he still has a passion for detecting and hunts primarily at old homesites and battlegrounds. During that time Clark has used several different types of metal detectors in many types of environments. Here Clark shares with us a few of his metal detecting tips that he’s learned through experience that can help both new and veteran detectorists alike. Know Your Metal Detector! Know your metal detector! Learn every little thing about it! This sounds obvious, but…
  • How To Dig A Plug – Detecting Tips

    Rob Williams
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:45 am
    It’s common knowledge that the fastest way to get our hobby banned is to leave unfilled holes all over the place. No matter where you live, or what type of metal detector you swing, the first thing that you need to know about metal detecting is how to dig a proper plug. One of the first places that new metal detectorists learn how to dig a plug is in their own yard. It is important to learn how to dig and fill a hole before venturing out to public places. The goal is to learn how to retrieve a target without leaving holes all over the place in an effort to leave the area in the same…
  • Maps Software for Detecting Research

    Rob Williams
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    As detectorists, we’re always trying to find an edge in doing research for new spots to metal detect. One fun way to find new spots is to use aerial maps. Most detectorists know about Bing Maps, Google Earth, Google Maps, and Historic Aerials, but here’s a list of a few Maps Software for Detecting Research that you may or may not know about. David Rumsey Map Collection The historical map collection has over 48,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Flash Earth Explore…
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    50 Campfires

  • Bacon Wrapped Cinnamon Rolls In The Dutch Oven

    50 Campfires
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    You read that title right. The sweet gooeyness of a cinnamon roll with the salty crunchy taste of bacon. It truly is a heavenly combination. I automatically love anything bacon in it and cinnamon rolls are for sure one of my favorite breakfast foods. So why not combine that with bacon for delicious bacon wrapped cinnamon rolls? I couldn’t think of any reason not to, so we tried it out. It very easily was a unanimous success. Dutch ovens are amazing in so many different ways. The ability to have an oven anywhere you go is awesome. I was originally scared of dutch ovens and felt like I would…
  • Dutch Oven Ravioli

    Chelsey Janes
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    When you think about camping for a weekend, you probably don’t think of sitting down to a full blown Italian meal. But then again you probably don’t know just how easy this Dutch Oven Ravioli is. Putting this together is incredibly easy and provides an excellent carbo loaded, hearty meal after a long day of being outdoors. I highly enjoy Italian cuisine so I tend to sneak those types of meals in whenever I can. Anything with marinara sauce, pasta and melty cheese makes my mouth water. If you are camping in the dead of summer, this may not be the best recipe to make but if you’re out in…
  • Dutch Oven Monkey Bread

    50 Campfires
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    I always love a little dessert after dinner, it usually doesn’t matter what it is as long as it satisfies my sweet tooth. Even when out camping it is nice to have something. I have made this dutch oven monkey bread a few times and everyone has loved it. Plus it is easy to make, which is the real plus! After a long day outdoors whether you are hiking, playing in the water or geocaching it is nice to relax, cook a nice meal and have a warm dessert to top it all off. I have recently been using my dutch oven more and have come to truly love making meals in it. It takes some time to get the hang…
  • Camping Kachemak Bay State Park in Alaska

    50 Campfires
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Kachemak Bay State Park is a wilderness park that permits camping. There are various campsites located throughout the park and people can rent a cabin in the following areas: • Tutka Bay • Halibut Cove Lagoon • Moose Valley • Leisure Lake The cabins of Kachemak Bay State Park cannot be driven to. Campers must take either air or water transportation to get to the cabins. Every cabin allows campers to have direct access to the park’s trails. The Halibut Cove Lagoon has a public dock and Ranger Station, both of which are located near the park’s cabins. For the duration of the summer,…
  • Dutch Oven Chicken And Cashews

    Chelsey Janes
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:32 pm
    If you’re looking for a fine dining meal at your campsite, this dutch oven chicken and cashews recipe is right up your alley. I go camping a lot, therefore I try a ton of different recipes because I get sick of just a hot dog and ketchup with some potato chips. I first found this recipe over at food.com and was a little skeptical if it could be turned in to a dutch oven camping recipe, but figured I would give it a try. I really didn’t have to make to many adaptions and it turned out so well, my family was begging for more. I used around 8 coals on the bottom and 15 on the top to get a…
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    Ridgeline Images

  • The best day hikes around Tokyo

    DR Lowe
    20 Apr 2014 | 1:56 am
    Spring Time Hikes Around Tokyo With the hiking season moving into full spring so to speak, it’s time to dust off the hiking gear, grab... The post The best day hikes around Tokyo appeared first on Ridgeline Images.
  • Mt. Odake 大岳山

    DR Lowe
    12 Apr 2014 | 1:39 am
    Mt. Odake 大岳山 – Nokogiriyama 鋸山 . One of the Three Famous Peaks of Okutama This hike introduces Mt. Odake 大岳山 another of the three... The post Mt. Odake 大岳山 appeared first on Ridgeline Images.
  • Mt. Jinba 陣馬山

    DR Lowe
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:55 am
    Mt. Jinba 陣馬山 – Meio-toge 明王峠 – Mt. Magoyama 孫山 . A White Concrete Horse and 360 Degree Views from Mt. Jinba Escaping the crowds... The post Mt. Jinba 陣馬山 appeared first on Ridgeline Images.
  • Darn Tough socks review

    DR Lowe
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:34 am
    A virtually indestructible sock with a lifetime guarantee Let’s talk socks for a minute. If there is one single item in your hiking arsenal apart... The post Darn Tough socks review appeared first on Ridgeline Images.
  • Mt. Oyama 大山

    DR Lowe
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Oyama Afuri Jinja 大山阿夫利神社 – Mt. Oyama 大山 . Spring Weather Delights on Mt. Oyama Mt. Oyama 大山 is a sacred mountain whose close proximity... The post Mt. Oyama 大山 appeared first on Ridgeline Images.
 
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    Women's Gear Guide

  • Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 60L Review

    Jordan Curet
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    The best question about the Patagonia Black Hole Duffel – 90L is where I haven’t taken it. So far the Black Hole has been on the river, camping in Utah, road trips to the city, overhead compartment in planes, huts trips in the mountains and more. So let’s start with the basics: durability. This duffel is […] The post Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 60L Review appeared first on Women's Gear Guide.
  • Anatomy of a Camera Backpack

    Jordan Curet
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    Whether adventure or action sports photography is your hobby or profession a lot of planning goes into getting the perfect shot, especially packing your camera backpack. Here are some tricks of the trade for staying organized and protecting your precious camera gear in the great outdoors. The Canon 7D is a prosumer body that almost […] The post Anatomy of a Camera Backpack appeared first on Women's Gear Guide.
  • TSL Symbioz Snowshoe Review

    Tracy Remelius
    21 Mar 2014 | 10:10 pm
    This winter I’ve had the opportunity to check out the new TSL Symbioz Snowshoe. I do a lot of snowshoeing for work, both as a hiking guide at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and for my Yoga Adventure programs: Frosty Snowshoe, Toasty Yoga. What I love about snowshoeing is that it’s a gateway into […] The post TSL Symbioz Snowshoe Review appeared first on Women's Gear Guide.
  • Featured Recipe: Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

    Leah Fielding
    21 Mar 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Words and recipe by: Jordie Karlinksi Craving peanut butter cups? These will do the trick! Everything about them is so satisfying! The rice chex mix cereal give them a nice airy-crunch, and of course the peanut butter-chocolate combo is a classic. I make these more than you should know…and as a matter of fact, I’m eating […] The post Featured Recipe: Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls appeared first on Women's Gear Guide.
  • Patagonia Women’s Capilene 4 One Piece Baselayer Review

    Leah Fielding
    19 Mar 2014 | 2:44 pm
    There’s a good reason why one pieces are slowly making a comeback. They are warmer, more windproof and keep out snow on deep days. With an influx in one-piece outerwear production, like Strafe Outerwear’s Sickbird Suit, it seemed only natural that a one-piece baselayer design would follow suit. Enter the Patagonia Women’s Capilene 4 One Piece. […] The post Patagonia Women’s Capilene 4 One Piece Baselayer Review appeared first on Women's Gear Guide.
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    OutdoorBuzz

  • Enduro World Series: Day 1

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    The Enduro World Series (EWS) kicked off in Montenbaik, Chile, last weekend. Check out this awesome edit courtesy of Dirt TV of the highlights from Race Day One.
  • CYLO: Ride like a kid again

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    When is a bike not a bike? When it’s a CYLO! The bike revolution is well underway and CYLO is definitely at the forefront with a super cool look and some smart innovative technology for added measure. We take a look.
  • All You Need is…Vans

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    The Beatles and Vans. An unlikely, but cool collaboration. Abby Smith takes a look at the Fab Four trainers with a difference.
  • The future? An origami kayak!

    admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    OutdoorBuzz has seen the future - and it’s an Origami kayak. Well, at the very least, we've seen our future Kayak!
  • North Korea opens to runners

    admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:19 am
    A British runner became the first amateur foreign athlete to win the North Korea half marathon - the first time the event was open to amateurs outside the notoriously secretive country.
 
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