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Teaching Tenkara

Teaching Tenkara

I discovered Tenkara less than a year ago and could never have imagined how quickly it would consume me. When I picked up my first[Read More…]

by February 5, 2015 0 comments Skills
Winter Clothing Systems (Image courtesy of Alan English via Flickr)

Master the 4 Layer System for Staying Warm on Winter Backpacking Trips

Learning the art of creating an effective layering system for winter backpacking trips provides the needed flexibility to keep your body warm and dry during the range[Read More…]

by January 29, 2015 0 comments Skills
From Fire to Feast: Rugged Backcountry Cooking

From Fire to Feast: Rugged Backcountry Cooking

There is something that shifts in me whenever I catch a familiar scent. My awareness peaks as I sniff out the air trying to track[Read More…]

by January 26, 2015 0 comments Food, Skills
The 10 Budgeting Mistakes that Everyone Makes

The 10 Budgeting Mistakes that Everyone Makes

  The liberating feeling of going for a hike or spending a week in the woods, for many, promptly ends when we return to our daily[Read More…]

by January 6, 2015 0 comments Skills
Photo by Luis Pérez Flickr.com

Finding Direction Without a Compass

Preparation and carrying the ten essentials is vital to any outdoor trip. Map, compass and GPS make up my navigation kit. Still, the unplanned happens,[Read More…]

by December 8, 2014 0 comments Skills
Wilderness Lessons from the Conifers

Wilderness Lessons from the Conifers

As winter sets in with unusually cold frosty weather, you may have noticed that you can see a lot further into the forest. The leaves[Read More…]

by December 1, 2014 0 comments Skills
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Sound Mapping with Birds

How bird language can expand your awareness of nature Here in Washington state, we are fortunate that we can travel very short distances to be[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 0 comments Skills
Backpacking Storage Tips for Three Essentials

Backpacking Storage Tips for Three Essentials

Of course it’s more exciting to talk about getting outside and using our gear, but whether it’s due to a change in season or the[Read More…]

by November 3, 2014 0 comments Skills
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On the Hunt: Fall Mushroom Hunting in the Northwest

The rain has come. Most of us grimace and grit our teeth at the first few showers of the year, preparing to hunker down inside our[Read More…]

by October 27, 2014 0 comments Food, Skills
Off-Season Conditioning for Hiking

Off-Season Conditioning for Hiking

We’ve all had an epic year of adventures on the trail!  You should feel really good about the fitness gains you’ve made over the season. It’s[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments Skills