Winter Plans Fizzle + Tasc Performance

Winter Plans Fizzle Ever get excited about the upcoming season only to have it turn out completely opposite of how you imagined it? That’s exactly what has happened with all my plans for this winter. Because we didn’t have any out of town … [Read more...]

Gear Round-up: Winter Essentials

Here’s the thing: I hate winter. Yes, I think snow is magical and I love waking up to a wintry world full of icicles and frost–but as soon as I’m out of my heated nook and actually existing in the cold, I’m miserable. Maybe … [Read more...]

New 100 Peaks T-shirts available

I Like 2 Hike t-shirt Hello happy readers, I’ve designed another t-shirt over at Adayak.com that’s now for sale. Show off your propensity for strapping on some boots and carrying several pounds of water over great distances by proudly … [Read more...]

Outdoor Essentials for an Endless Summer

Spring is swell, and autumn is amusing (and winter, well, it’s woeful if you ask me) – but summer is forever. My mission this season has been to embrace the idea of microadventures, and just get outdoors as often as possible. Whether it’s … [Read more...]

YKS Adjustable Beam Focus LED Headlamp – Gear Review – A view with a zoom

The YKS Adjustable Beam Focus LED Headlamp Disclaimer: I was contacted by an extremely pleasant representative of YKS, a manufacturer in China, asking if I would review one of their products. The item, the YKS Adjustable Beam Focus LED … [Read more...]

CamelBak Rogue Hydration Pack – Gear Review

The CamelBak Rogue Disclaimer: Once again I was sent free gear from a vendor or manufacturer. This time, it was from Webtogs, an outdoor retailer in the UK that has been around for a while. They contacted me and offered me free gear with the … [Read more...]

CamelBak Rogue Hydration Pack – Gear Review

The CamelBak Rogue Disclaimer: Once again I was sent free gear from a vendor or manufacturer. This time, it was from Webtogs, an outdoor retailer in the UK that has been around for a while. They contacted me and offered me free gear with the … [Read more...]

Day Tote by Haiku Bags

  Summer is just around the corner and that means…     I’m pretty sure with all these activities you need a tote, a very large tote, to carry your items.   I have just the tote for you.   The Day Tote by Haiku … [Read more...]

Dpower Backpacking Stove – Simple and affordable – Gear Review

The Dpower stove connected to gas Disclaimer: I was contacted by an extremely pleasant representative of YKS, a manufacturer in China, asking if I would review one of their products. The item, the Dpower backpacking stove reviewed in this article, … [Read more...]

d.light Solar Lighting – Rugged, Lightweight, and Affordable – Gear Review

d.light S20 Family Lantern In June of 2014, after reading a review, I purchased the d.light LED Solar Rechargeable #S20 Area Lantern. The lantern was designed as an alternative to kerosene lamps for developing countries, where, in many cases, … [Read more...]