The elusive perfect merino shirt. Does it exist? Or do they all fall apart after wearing them hard? After finding out about merino working in a gear shop nearly 10 years ago, I’ve been infatuated with its amazing abilities. No smell, regulates your temperature, keeps… Read More »Better than merino? The Royal Robbins MerinoLux 1/4 Zip Review
Slow and steady, hiking is just putting one foot in front of the other. You might choose to day-hike for the day, or backpack for a week or more.
These articles cover everything you need to know about hiking and hiking gear.
Hammocks are dangerous if you sit in them wrong. But face the right direction and you can sleep in them all night. I set up the Rallt double hammock recently to start my testing. First time setting up a gathered-end style hammock. I’ve hooked up… Read More »How to set up a hammock: Rallt Double Camping Hammock Review
Most companies are in business to make money. They get to continue what they do if they make money to fund it. What happens with those profits though differs for each company. Some make money purely for the owners. Others, like Cotopaxi, are driven by… Read More »Cotopaxi Luzon Del Dia Backpack Review
Lighter and lighter is the game these days. How light can we go and still pack more and more stuff into each thing. Tools like the Leatherman are popular with outdoorsy types because they can do so much. You can do 20 things with one… Read More »Small but Strong: The Lever Gear Toolcard Review
I tell friends and family that I eat mostly dehydrated meals on multi-day hikes and they look at me like I’m from another planet. “You actually eat that stuff?” Yup. And it’s not that bad. Modern dehydrated food is pretty good compared to what most… Read More »Review: Paleo Meals To Go
Logs down over the Tuck Lake trail Part of my work with the Vancouver Island Spine Trail Association is to check on sections of the trail. I’ve been working my way through the Tuck Lake section. Take a look at the VI Spine Trail map… Read More »VI Spine Trail: Nitinat River to Tuck Lake
A Trip Report for a quick hike up the Arrowsmith CPR Trail.** I had planned to do a quick ski tour up Mount Becher but my new skins weren’t in yet at the store. So I had some time, my hiking boots and an itch… Read More »Arrowsmith CPR Trail Trip Report Dec 20, 2015