Sierra Designs Zissou Plus Sleeping Bag – Gear Review

Sierra Designs Zissou Plus Sleeping Bag – Gear Review

For warmth and comfort, down sleeping bags are the obvious choice. Fears of complete saturation and loss of all of those warmth properties prevented me[Read More…]

by December 4, 2016 0 comments Gear
Sherpa Adventure Gear Karma Jacket – Product Review

Sherpa Adventure Gear Karma Jacket – Product Review

The Sherpa Adventure Gear Karma Jacket – So soft and cozy I never wanted to take it off! When I ordered the Karma Jacket I[Read More…]

by December 1, 2016 0 comments Gear
Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 Tent – Gear Review

Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 Tent – Gear Review

Going to wild places with Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 Tent.  When solo camping, I prioritize light weight. For the past couple of years, though, I[Read More…]

by November 29, 2016 0 comments Gear
Teva Arrowood Lux Sneakerboot – Product Review

Teva Arrowood Lux Sneakerboot – Product Review

Teva Arrowood Lux waterproof mid-high sneakerboot for women.  From the minute that I took the Teva Arrowood Lux boots out of the box, I could[Read More…]

by November 27, 2016 0 comments Gear
SBM Holiday Outdoor Gift Ideas

SBM Holiday Outdoor Gift Ideas

Let SBM ease some of the burden of the season with our outdoor gift ideas.  Tis the season for REI gift cards and boxes of[Read More…]

by November 22, 2016 0 comments Community
Book Review – Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Book Review – Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail Washington:  Section Hiking from the Columbia River to Manning Park By Tami Asars 286 pp. Available through Mountaineers Books for[Read More…]

by November 15, 2016 0 comments Community
Casio Pro Trek  PRW3500T-7 Gear Review

Casio Pro Trek PRW3500T-7 Gear Review

Tackling high places with the Casio Pro Trek  PRW3500T-7.  With most people swapping out their watch for time keeping on a smart phone, we often[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Gear
Five North Cascades Fall Destinations You Can’t Miss

Five North Cascades Fall Destinations You Can’t Miss

Before the winter snow (and cold rain) starts to make outdoor excursions more a practice of survival than outdoor recreation, checkout Washington’s North Cascades region[Read More…]

by November 7, 2016 0 comments Community
UCO X-120R X-ACT FIT Headlamp – Gear Review

UCO X-120R X-ACT FIT Headlamp – Gear Review

I thought my trusty headlamp was comfortable. The elastic strap was snug, adjustable slider adjusted , it was kicked around, dropped in puddles and it[Read More…]

by October 27, 2016 0 comments Gear
Intro to Ski Touring

Intro to Ski Touring

Is this the year you start ski touring?  As the weather cools, the leaves change, and the clouds roll in, true PNW folk delve into[Read More…]

by October 24, 2016 0 comments Community