Gear

Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX Approach Shoe – Gear Review

Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX Approach Shoe – Gear Review

Approach any challenge with the Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX.  If you are climbing on one of the Pacific Northwest’s magnificent peaks, you might find yourself[Read More…]

by October 8, 2016 0 comments Gear
SunRidge Farms Trail Mix – Product Review

SunRidge Farms Trail Mix – Product Review

Fueling outdoor adventures with calories is usually a bland task occasionally punctuated with a minimal spice kit and your choice of hot sauce.  Nothing is[Read More…]

by September 22, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
Adventure Medical Kit – Product Review

Adventure Medical Kit – Product Review

Earlier this year, I completed a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification. I took the course to better equip myself to handle the inevitable blister, falling[Read More…]

by September 18, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
Elite DriDown Hoody

Elite DriDown Hoody

Finally, a down jacket that is dressed to impress on the trail; not just the city sidewalk. Avid outdoors enthusiasts flock to down coats because[Read More…]

by September 4, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
Outdoor Retailer 2016 Editor’s Picks – Main Floor Review

Outdoor Retailer 2016 Editor’s Picks – Main Floor Review

The Outdoor Retailer 2016 Summer Market was a chance for some of the biggest manufacturers in the business to show what is new in the[Read More…]

by August 18, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 FL

Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 FL

Ultralight. The word doesn’t necessarily invoke comfort or luxury, does it. When shopping around for an ultralight two-person tent, I typically find myself sacrificing comfort[Read More…]

by August 17, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
Women’s Mobile Mummy 800 3-Season Sleeping Bag

Women’s Mobile Mummy 800 3-Season Sleeping Bag

Backpacking is all about versatility. If one piece of gear can serve as two, you’re saving weight and keeping your gear consolidated. Sierra Designs tackles[Read More…]

by July 13, 2016 0 comments Gear
The Sawatch 15 Sleeping Bag – A New Way to Look at an Old Design

The Sawatch 15 Sleeping Bag – A New Way to Look at an Old Design

Katabatic Gear takes a new look at the traditional sleeping bag with the Sawatch 15.  The Sawatch 15 sleeping bag features a unique quilt style[Read More…]

by July 12, 2016 0 comments Gear
Deuter Gröden 32 Hiking Backpack Review

Deuter Gröden 32 Hiking Backpack Review

Upon first inspection of the Gröden 32, the thing just screams German engineering. It doesn’t have the streamlined cut or traffic-stopping color scheme of many[Read More…]

by May 8, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
Surviving a Bear Attack

Surviving a Bear Attack

In my wilderness survival class, I am frequently asked what kind of gun would be the best defense against a bear attack.  I am asked[Read More…]

by March 26, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear, Skills