Holiday Gift Guide: 2018

This year, I’ve decided to put together a gift guide for those who are looking for something different, innovative, and above all, high quality. Concentrating on a variety of price points, here are some suggestions for 2018.


Mountain Standard Scramblers and Pancakes

Mountain Standard has come up with a few new ways to spice up your next backpacking trip. Who’s likes carrot cake pancakes?

Hiking and Backpacking in the Heat

There are few things less forgiving than the relentless summer heat. It’s uncomfortable, it’s challenging, and it can certainly be dangerous. Thankfully, I have some tips to make your summer adventures not only more enjoyable, but also much safer. Considering that heat is one of the most prolific dangers of summer sports, and heat stroke…

Thermarest Slacker Hammock House Review

The Thermarest Slacker House Hammock is an entire sleep system rolled up into one ready for camp package. Each component has been intricately designed to work together for maximum efficiency, but can an all in one package hold its own? This is my review. The Slacker House system includes a hammock with integrated nylon bug…

Big Agnes Q-Core SLX Review

The Big Agnes Q-Core SLX utilizes welded I-Beams to create a lofty, quilted sleep surface that aims to provide more cushion, added lift, and in the end, a better night’s sleep. It’s big, fluffy, and insulated, but does it perform in the field? This is my review. Starting with the numbers, the SLX brings an impressive…

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2 mtnGLO sunset

A Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide (2016)

The holidays are quickly approaching, and the challenge of finding the perfect gift is creeping ever so near. Thankfully, I’m here to help. I’ve put together a hand crafted list of gift ideas that anyone who thrives in the outdoors is sure to love. The best part? I’ve considered every price point. Of course, I’ve…