Posts Tagged ‘nature’

I have to admit, I thought the wearable sleeping bag thing was ridiculous when they came on the market a year (or so) ago. It just looked hokey. Definitely not a “real” sleeping option. BUT, when I had the opportunity to try out a Selk’Bag Patagon for the #EpicDangerRoadTrip, I was intrigued enough to say […]


The past few months I have been posting gear reviews and snippets of stories about a rather epic road trip with my good friend Stuart Peck over the summer. Now I can share the whole story! We pitched a story idea to a great regional magazine about the most dangerous hikes in the lower Appalachians and […]


In this week’s review, I look at a pair of bottles from AVEX Sport for all your hydration needs. First up is the AVEX Brazos Autoseal Water Bottle. This 25-ounce BPA-free bottle has all but replaced another-name-brand bottle for me as I head outdoors every weekend. The Brazos has a narrower profile, so it sits in […]


I had high hopes of producing a video review of the gear Stu and I had the opportunity to test out during our #EpicDangerRoadTrip in June, but suffice to say, I do much better behind the camera than in front of one. So a static review will have to do… trust me! I will finish […]


  Your hardshell jacket is one of the most important layers when you head to the mountains. It is your security blanket when things get nasty. It is your protection from the elements. To this end, the Maximus Jacket from Outdoor Research does not disappoint… at all. This was the one piece I hoped I […]


I wrote a short trip report and photo gallery for the American Alpine Club on the 2011 Perú expedition and they have posted a great page on their Inclined blog! It’s great to see the continued interest in the project and support building for excursions this year and next. AAC Blog | Inclined | Perú […]


2011 has been a phenomenal year for me… two major international trips in 6 months (Perú & China), a new house and a great job have blessed me. Here are some of my favorite images from the past year!