National Park Service Fee Free Day: April 18-19


Join the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation in Celebrating National Park Week with an entrance fee free weekend April 18-19th.¬†With 401 National Parks you might be surprised to find a National Park near you. Start planning your … Continue reading

Review: STRONG & KIND Thai Sweet Chili Snack Bars


Talk about a unique flavor! I know what you’re thinking right now… “Thai Sweet Chili? Woa!” That’s right! ¬†And it’s pretty incredible! In recent years, KIND has grown to be widely known in the “granola bar” world–maybe more properly labeled … Continue reading

Review: Native Series Mummy Bag (0F/-18C)


Jack Frost may be knocking at the door but that doesn’t mean you have to hang the boots up and put the tent away. With the Bear Grylls Native Series of mummy sleeping bags you will spend your winter out … Continue reading

Review: Switch Lynx Sunglasses


How many different styles and brands of sunglasses are out there? ¬†The number of options seem endless sometimes… but the brand Switch offers something truly unique that is worth investigating in the world of outdoor optics. ¬†Check it out: Switch … Continue reading

Review: Hydrapak Stash Bottle


This summer, I¬†reported on Hydrapak’s line of collapsible water bottles as seen at the Summer Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City. ¬†At that time, the Stash bottle was unveiled as Hydrapak’s newest compact water bottle. ¬†This new collapsible water … Continue reading

National Park Service Fee Free Day: February 14-16


In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson singed into law the National Park Service to conserve our most precious¬†natural and historic jewels for the enjoyment generation after generation. Celebrate the gift that keeps on giving February 14-16¬†in observance of Presidents Day weekend¬†with … Continue reading

Review: GU Roctane Endurance Gel


Above and beyond normal energy gels, GU has released the Roctane Endurance Gel series after years of testing with thousands of athletes who have engaged in extreme activities and endurance competitions. Roctane Gels are superior to GU’s original energy gel … Continue reading

Interview: Caving Advice and Guidelines


I’ve had the incredible opportunity to correspond with Jennifer Redell, Cave & Mine Specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, about caving activities in the Upper Midwest and abroad. ¬†As caves continue to see more and more activity, her … Continue reading