You know, it’s summer in New Zealand right now. Watching this trailer for The Waters of Greenstone makes me insanely jealous, both as a fly fisherman and as an outdoors traveler. Crystal streams, majestic mountains, riverside campsites…I can’t wait to see this film about two friends from Tennessee who explore the backcountry of NZ. Thanks […]
I’m not huge into ultralight anything. My current backpacking stove, the MSR Whisperlite International, is a beast, but it gets the job done. As I’m thinking about taking day long and multi-day long fly fishing trips, weight starts to become an issue. When the main point of my trip is to simply hike a trail, […]
National Trails Day is this Saturday, June 5, 2010. It’s an annual event held by the American Hiking Society to foster awareness of local hiking, biking, and walking trails and engage the public in the protection, conservation, and sheer enjoyment of these trails. In Portland, Maine alone, there are over 50 miles of trails overseen […]
From what I understand, a backpack that has accessories that create energy as you hike is nothing new, solar panels being the main form of energy generation. But Treehugger wrote up a post about this pack, developed by UPENN biologist Lawrence Rome brings it to a new level. Using an external frame loaded with a […]
Everyone has one. Whether you write it down, type it, or store it deep in the bowels of your mind, it’s always there, lurking. The List. All the places you want to go, the sights you want to see, the experiences you want to have. Generally, I’m not a fan of The List, because it […]
My first S24O camping trip was a mixed bag of complete success and utter failure. And I totally expected both. (For those who don’t know, S24O stands for “Sub-24-hour-Overnight” camping, where you get to a camping spot, usually by riding your bike, set up, eat dinner, chat by the campfire, sleep, then head in to […]
Now that the cooler temperatures of fall are making their presence known, it’s time to start planning a short fall trip. I have a few ideas of adventures I want to pursue, but I’m not sure which one to do. Being the indecisive tool that I am, I’m leaving it up to you, my dear […]
I had to share this video from Backpacker Magazine. What a great idea! I wonder about using different flavors/types of beer to get a different consistency and taste to the pancakes.