Real survival knives don't look as sexy as the Rambo knives I loved as a kid - but they are far more useful in the backcountry. Here I review the Ontario Knife Company RAT-7 - and compare it to a couple other options including the legendary Esee 6. FULL VIDEO HERE!
Three hikers. Three videos. Three pieces of gear (each). Come hang out with me, Mark from Mark Goes Hiking, and Crow from As the Crow Flies Hiking as we discuss our main gear choices for backpacking! FULL VIDEO HERE!
I have been a fan of Foxelli trekking poles for some time now. They are inexpensive, well-built, and have all the wish list features I look for (cork main grips, foam secondary grips, aluminum/carbon bodies, quick-lock bindings, and a full set of accessories). Plus Foxelli is just a cool company with actual humans on site … Continue reading Foxelli Trekking Poles Review and “Channelversary” Giveaway!
You've heard of lightweight and ultralight backpacking - but let's face it, sometimes you just need a luxury item or two. Or TWELVE! Welcome to Ultralux Backpacking (TM).
Had a great time last weekend building a PVC frame for a portable backdrop during WAH. It's not done yet and this first shot was in terrible light, but I couldn't resist one quick test shot. It will be a few weeks before this backdrop shows up in any videos because I'm a few weeks … Continue reading New Backdrop in Tha House (Literally)
A great video on what NOT to do on the Camino de Santiago. THIS IS AN APRIL FOOL'S JOKE - Please do not take ANY of this advice. It's terrible - truly. Just have fun with it. 🙂
After a tough August, I got to go play for a few days. To "prepare for my Camino" (*wink*), I went to my beloved Yosemite for 4 days and did 4 great hikes. The total distance was 52k with an elevation total of 5,700': Taft Point & Sentinel Dome: 7k, 830 ft, 2 hrs Cloud's … Continue reading Extended Training: 4 Days, 4 Hikes
This weekend I found a bit of time so I did my local 14k hike for the third time since my first 14k Day. This time I used the All Trails app to log my distance and times and stuff. it's very helpful and I learned a few things. First, it's 14.5k total. OK, not … Continue reading 3rd 14k Day
DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical doctor or physical trainer, nor have I consulted either on this post. I have also not walked the Camino yet! I have spent a fair amount of time on the trail, but it's not the same thing. Practically nothing is. What I say here is based on my hiking … Continue reading My Camino Training Strategy
My family went out of town on Easter and I found myself with some time to hike. I hadn't brought any "gear" but I was wearing my magic shoes and sufficient clothing to get some decent trail time. So with a bottled water in hand, off I went. About 80 minutes later I hit the … Continue reading 16k: A Pretty, Rough Day