Thermarest

11 Dec 18
gina outhere

Prior to cycletouring South America, I never would’ve thought I’d ever spend much money on gear. I thought, the cheaper the better. I learned my lesson – good quality comes at a price, but is usually worth it! It tends to last longer, and can be lighter. I enjoy being able to pack all my […]

10 Dec 18
Travel

Ultralight compressible travel pillow with soft foam filling that packs down small for road trips, plane travel, camping, and backpacking
Foam filling expands into a 4-inch thick pillow for head, neck, and back support in tents, cars, planes, and other tough-to-get-comfortable places
Compact design packs into a backpack, duffle, suitcase, or tote; drawstring and cord lock keeps pillow securely compressed when not in use

07 Dec 18
Rambling Red

BODY What happens to your body when you run 12 marathons in 8 days carrying a 30 pound pack, running dehydrated and hungry? Interesting things, that’s for sure. To begin with, I got a stress fracture in my shin. I felt this my first day of the southern loop and although it was a fascinating […]

07 Dec 18
GearheadGrrrl

Long time readers have probably noted that I’m a fan (or sucker for) cheap mass produced stuff. For example, without Costco’s $8 100 liter stack-able and nest-able molded plastic storage boxes my life would be totally disorganized instead of merely disorganized. Thanks to Costco and the plastic molding industry, my car and bike parts are […]

06 Dec 18
Pack Your Bag

I haven’t been out in a while so I decided to take advantage of being away with work. I avoided a mediocre but expensive hotel and spent the night on the shores of the Clyde.  I also have a small problem in that I still have a hole in the fly of my tent. With […]

05 Dec 18
Black-Beret Airsoft

First, a disclaimer. This post is not intended to be a thorough look into what you need to carry nor does it represent the setup of a specific unit. As always, I have drawn inspiration and ideas from the US Army Rangers and what they carried and could have carried during their missions. This setup […]

29 Nov 18
A Few Thousand Kilometers

Over the past year I have read countless gear lists and reviews, and spent a solid amount of time procrastinating other work by researching gear. I have decided to upgrade a lot of my gear in preparation for this tramp – mostly because what I had already was heavy as heck! It’s also extremely exciting […]

28 Nov 18
Northbound

Going into the AZT thru-hike I managed to get all of my gear together beforehand, obviously, and a lot of it worked out really well. Some things didn’t quite work. And I changed up a few minor things along the way (if you want to see more details about my gear prep read this post AZT […]

07 Jul 18
Monkey Mountain

In early July 2018 we arrived just outside of Fredvang in the Lofoten Islands, Norway. Drizzly rain and low cloud is common at this time of year, but we were greeted by a stunning blue bird day with the sun high in the sky. After checking into our AirBNB on a farm in Indresand I […]

07 Jul 18
Monkey Mountain

In early July 2018 we arrived just outside of Fredvang in the Lofoten Islands, Norway. Drizzly rain and low cloud is common at this time of year, but we were greeted by a stunning blue bird day with the sun high in the sky. After checking into our AirBNB on a farm in Indresand I […]

26 Nov 18
TreeLineBackpacker

This year, I’ve decided to put together a gift guide for those who are looking for something different, innovative, and above all, high quality. Concentrating on a variety of price points, here are some suggestions for 2018.

25 Nov 18
Jani Tours

Hey everyone! I want to share something with you that I have been enjoying as an outdoor lover. I’m sure you are familiar with subscription boxes, from Ipsy to Birch Box, to fab fit fun and the plethora of other options. I’ve never been one to want a bunch of make up products and trial […]

22 Nov 18
Man Seeking Mountains

It’s that time of year!, the first draft of PCT permit applications were just a few days ago. If you made it though slow internet speeds and incessant page refreshing during the first permit process you’re now waiting impatiently for that congratulatory acceptance email saying: Congratulations! We’ve reviewed and approved your permit application. It looks […]