Dave Creech is a successful business owner and entrepreneur based in Phoenix, Arizona. He shares his personal story and lifelong passion for travel and rugged outdoor adventure through his blog at WildernessDave.com. David’s focus has been on trip stories, Outdoor Photography, gear reviews and Wilderness Medicine.

Baja by Motorcycle | For The Love of Tacos…

This was previously published at the now-extinct Overland Junction website. I am ill prepared for the cold. We’ve been riding for what seems like an eternity already and I have forgotten how my hands are supposed to feel. Two numb chunks of ice are … [Read more...]

Innova Kayaks | Your Summer Adventure, Inflated

Summer is coming on hard here in the Southwest and with the heat comes a focus on water adventures. When the sun is beating down and the trails become unbearably hot, it’s time to break out the kayaks. A while back I started thinking about … [Read more...]

Review: Mosko Moto Scout 25L Pannier Kit

When I got my KLR I immediately wanted the classic hard metal panniers…you know, the RTW traveler type with stickers from all the awesome places you may or may not have been. The kind that say, “I might be traveling internationally by … [Read more...]

Our Teardrop Trailer | Introducing Wilma…

What is the perfect Adventure Travel rig? There is no real answer to that question, not in the general sense. The answer to that is different for every person and for every adventure. Since we started looking several years ago, there have been dozens … [Read more...]

2015: Best Places I took my Motorcycle

Yeah, yeah…it’s the end of another year. Seems like everyone NEEDS to do some sort of round up of their favorite photos, stories, places, gear, beer, food…whatever. I get it. It’s fun to look back and reflect on your year and … [Read more...]

Stand Out Gear: Choice gear for moto travel

Choice Gear for Motorcycle Travel Sena Bluetooth Headset For the first 6 months or so of riding I liked the “quiet” of being in my helmet without distraction. I approached it sort of like hiking, I don’t like to distract from the … [Read more...]

Turning 40: As good as it gets…

I don’t normally like to make a big deal out of celebrating my birthday. I have even less concern for the number attached to it. But turning 40 is kind of a big one. Within a few months of my 39th birthday I began thinking about my 40th. Not … [Read more...]

Gear | A Backpack for All Weather…

Outdoor Products recently asked me to take a look at their weatherproof backpack, the 30 L Shasta Weather Defense Backpack. They were kind enough to send me one of the packs so I could put it through it’s paces on the trail, on the water and in … [Read more...]

The Making of a Teardrop Trailer…

Our announcement a couple months ago that we had decided to order a Teardrop Trailer was a long time in the making. We started looking, researching and testing teardrops a little over 3 years ago. Now that we have committed to the purchase from TC … [Read more...]

Tips for Buying Your First Stand Up Paddleboard…

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) has been one of the fasting growing and most popular outdoor activities of the last few years. In a 2013 report by “The Outdoor Foundation” stand up paddling attracted 1.2 million people participating in 9.6 … [Read more...]

Sampling the AZBDR and The Art of Being in the Moment

You guys know me by now. I share most of my adventures with the public either here or via social media. I have made myself a deliberate advocate of traveling for travel’s sake and spending time outdoors to connect with nature. As with a lot of … [Read more...]

Ultimate Summer Dog Adventures

After our old Boston Terrier passed away, we started taking Wiley everywhere with us because we were worried about her being lonely. Then, when we adopted New Max we were really excited by the idea of showing this poor abused rescue dog what a good … [Read more...]

Essentials for Summer Microadventures

Thank you to Stanley Brand for sponsoring today’s post and encouraging me to get outside this summer with the perfect camping tools! Summer is Perfect for Microadventures When my wife and I first started seeing each other we lived in separate … [Read more...]

The Teardrop Trailer Decision…

Two years ago today my wife and I were setting out to spend our first night of her birthday trip to Grand Canyon in a rented Teardrop Trailer. It was a small, bare-bones Little Guy trailer rented from a local guy who is no longer in business. The … [Read more...]

Merrick Backcountry | Fuel for Your Adventurous Dogs

We’re not the kind of over-the-top dog owners that (unnecessarily) carry our dogs in strollers or provide a plate for them at the dinner table, but we do love our dogs as family and we treat them well. Part of treating them well is feeding them … [Read more...]

Gold Point Ghost Town: A Photo Essay

Known originally as Lime Point, this area was first settled about 1880. The early camp was abandoned by 1882. In March 1908, a silver strike brought a new camp into existence. Called Hornsilver, it flourished for about a year, boasting about 800 … [Read more...]

Backcountry Navigation: Map Reading Basics

Art from 1562 World Map by Diego Gutiérrez. I have always liked maps of all kinds from hand-drawn treasure maps you scrawled out on the back of your ruled notepad paper as a kid to professionally crafted cartographer’s world maps. I have a … [Read more...]

Backcountry Navigation: Compass Basics

I grew up in a time before GPS. I learned how to use a compass in Cub Scouts and learned how to navigate with one as I grew older. I think I got my first GPS system sometime in my late 20s and never really used it for much beyond tracking my route, I … [Read more...]

Solo Travel: How Far Will You Go?

The open road is calling. Can you hear it? I can hear it loud and clear. It calls to me from every book, blog, map, photo and travel show I see. It speaks to me through Google Maps quite often showing me skinny, scrawling ribbons of dirt in lonely … [Read more...]

Thermawool: My Favorite Terramar Layer

I’m picky about fit… I’m not built like an Abercrombie and Fitch model…far from it. Really, it makes buying clothes pretty difficult. A lot of outdoor wear fits “just OK” at best but if it does it’s job, I … [Read more...]

The Crossroads at Teakettle Junction

Originally written for ParksFolio.com… The sturdy truck rolled to a stop, dragging with it a cloud of dust and the last crunch of rock under our tires.  Sliding out of the cab and stretching, I walked around the faithful rig as the dust … [Read more...]

Fire Over Kit Fox Hills

Originally written for ParksFolio.com It was early.  Very early. It was still dark when I cracked my weary eyes and peered sleepily out of the opening in my mummy bag stretched across the cot.  The weather had been a little windy, but nice and I had … [Read more...]

12 Things NOT to do in the National Parks

This was originally written for Parksfolio.com - Our National Parks are a travel destination for people from all over the world.  They are home to some of the most amazing and unique natural environments our country has to offer.  They are a … [Read more...]

Shoshone Point at Grand Canyon National Park

Originally posted at Parksfolio.com- We got the inside scoop on Shoshone Point from one of the Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park.  He had suggested it after we had mentioned we were looking for easy hikes due to my injured foot.  He had … [Read more...]