When we venture away from our desk jobs, household chores, and TV and PC screens to enter our favorite white blanketed spaces, we renew our bodies and our sense of beauty, freedom, adventure, independence, and peace of mind. Each time, … Continue reading
Call me old-fashioned, but I’m not a fan of electronics in the outdoors.
Sure, I understand the safety reasons for carrying a cell phone in the backcountry. And I’ve been known to play around with GPS from time to time. … Continue reading
It should go without saying that a well-stocked first aid kit is an absolute must for every trip into the backcountry. Winter or summer, you can never be sure what will happen out there, and the mantra of every outdoor … Continue reading
Here’ a twist on the whole backcountry lighting market: A solar-powered light that’s actually affordable.
What a concept.
Marketed by Nokero as “the most economical solar light on the market,” the $15 Crestone Solar Light Bulb (N200) is almost ideal … Continue reading
Tasty. Natural. Energy foods. Turns out, these three things aren’t mutually exclusive.
The energy bars known as Chunks of Energy made me a believer.
Created more than two decades ago by a maple syrup harvester in western Massachusetts, these chewy … Continue reading
Granted, this is not breaking news. The company has been offering a range of energy products – including gels, gummy blocks, drink mixes and more – for years. But these days the … Continue reading
The market for healthy, organic outdoor foods has come a long, long way over the last 15-plus years. Driven by industry pioneers like CLIF Bar and others, energy products are no longer by default oddly-colored, sugar-filled options, and can now … Continue reading
This summer I committed to day-hiking one of the Sierra Nevada’s premier peaks. This would be a demanding hike and I wanted to prepare. Preferring the comfort and lightness of trail runners I was determined to get away with wearing … Continue reading
When you spend three or four months of the year in near-perpetual darkness, a good light in almost mandatory.
That’s where the Snow Peak Lapel Torch comes into the equation.
Living in the Western Arctic two degrees inside the Arctic … Continue reading
That was the case when I had the chance to try out some Helly Hansen items over the last six … Continue reading