With weather on the mend, it is time to get out and fitted with the right gear for summer.  So take a gander at this NOLS video on pack fitting. Pay attention and take notes! It is extremely important that …

Sometimes the biggest hurdle in an endeavor is knowing where to begin. If you haven’t heard of NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School), you’ve got a huge cache of untapped knowledge to explore. Their organization teaches those who wish to pursue …

dutch-oven-cooking

Coffee or Beer? It is a question I ask myself every day. As I slip further into my own subconscious I realize I can’t have a normal conversation before I have a cup of morning coffee nor can I slur …

Ok, everyone listen up! Today’s lesson is geared toward minimizing gear by maximizing efficiency. In this video, brought to you by NOLS (the National Outdoor Leadership School), you will notice that a few simple steps could save you from carrying …

‘Last Light’, a short film edit compliments of Patagonia and Sweetgrass Productions brings to mind a feeling everyone must both embrace and escape. We here in the Pacific Northwest reach a breaking point, a “wits end” where we can no …

Saguaro National Park Sunset

Saguaro National Park, home of the native Saguaro Cactus and summoner of beautiful sun sets draped over magnificent Sonoran Desert landscapes has banned the sale of disposable water bottles and soda within the park. Why? After all, we humans need …