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January 28, 2015

My friend and running buddy Scott Noack (www.DirtyTrailShoes.com) and I were talking the other day and thought it would be rad to do some sort of collaborative post since both of us are blogging nuts. We put our heads together and came up with the idea to talk about some hydration vests. BOOM! Scott is going to talk about the…

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December 8, 2014

It’s that time of year again. Are you struggling to think of some gift ideas for your outdoorsy cuddle buddy? Have you been remiss in your holiday shopping and now find yourself scrooged? Don’t despair, dear reader. Here are a few suggestions to lift your spirits and save you from holiday disaster! Gift Ideas Opinel No 7 Scout It’s not…

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December 3, 2014

Running and hiking through fall and into winter can mean putting up with some cold weather, but it sure beats those hot days! None the less, you might find that warm base layers improve both your comfort and performance. While a pair of lightweight merino or capilene leggings are nice to have around, a pair of compression tights brings a…

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May 21, 2014

Back in 2011 I posted some thoughts about a few popular lightweight trekking poles. Today we’re going to take a look back at those, see how they’ve fared, and take a look at a few more options. All the lengths and weights posted here are as-measured. Ok, let’s get straight to it, shall we? Looking Back For those who missed…

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November 27, 2013

It’s the holidays, you know, the time of year when consumers freak out and start buying all kinds of stuff. I try to keep that locked down these days but even when we say “ok, no gifts this year” to friends and family we all end up getting each other stuff anyway. So in that spirit, if you have a…

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October 23, 2013

A couple of years ago I posted an article about the lightweight water filtration setup that Sandra D and I were using at the time. Up until recently we’ve been using that same kit, but with the introduction of the SP128 Sawyer Mini filter about a month ago it was clear that the time to make a change had arrived.…

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June 14, 2013

The heat of summer is here… is your bladder cleaned, prepped, and ready to go? I’m not talking about some neo-hippy self-cleanse… talkin’ bout your hydration bladder. You do use one, right? Well, they’re not for everyone but I think I can make a few arguments in favor of their use, and shed some light on cleaning them and using…

Read the PostBladder Up! – Winning with Hydration Bladders

February 11, 2013

Yesterday my long awaited Bosavi headlamp arrived, and tonight I shall post about it! For those who didn’t catch it, I interviewed Dan Freschl some time back when he launched his Kickstarter campaign to fund his dream. Dan was great about keeping all of his backers updated as the project progressed, including the obstacles he ran against, how those challenges…

Read the PostI See the Light! – Bosavi Headlamp Hands On

January 28, 2013

Back in 2011 I shared some thoughts on first aid for backpacking along with the kit that I carry. This kit is designed for ‘typical’ backpacking trips where treating minor injuries and discomfort can be common. It’s not really for the folks with WFA or WFR certs who may elect, or even feel a responsibility to carry items to treat…

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October 14, 2011

When it comes to safety your Mom would say “you can never be too safe!”. Mom is always right of course. So, you can run over to the local outdoor sporting goods store and buy a pre-packaged medical kit, or you can build your own which is what we’re going to talk about today. What should I have in my…

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