Nalgene wide mouth round containers

[REVIEW] Nalgene wide mouth round containers, awesome little travel hack

I took a quick trip to Whole Earth Provisions this morning to grab a couple waterproof containers for the travel essentials — Advil, allergy medicine, and other small items. Somewhere during my hiking and business travels last year, I lost the watertight metal pill fobs I used to carry with […]

Altura Neoprene lens pouches

[REVIEW] Neoprene lens pouches, protecting your SLR lenses on the trail

It doesn’t always make sense to take a bunch of camera hardware with you on the trail. After all, when you’re hiking, usually you’re spending more time putting one foot in front of the other than you are stopping for photo opportunities. That said, many times I carry a compact […]

Photo of RAVPower 26800mAh Portable Charger

[REVIEW] RAVPower 26800mAh Portable Charger, staying powered up on the trail

From maps to emergency preparedness, a smartphone is an indispensable tool on the trail. However, the weaker you mobile signal gets (most urban trails have some but not great signal), the harder your phone has to work to stay connected to your carrier’s network, and that leads to much quicker […]

image of Sony Alpha 6000 camera

[REVIEW] Sony Alpha 6000, a great compact SLR for hiking

When I first started hiking and traveling, I captured photos with an iPhone. Afterall, they say the best camera isn’t necessarily the one with the best hardware, it’s the one you have. In other words, getting the mediocre shot is more important than not getting it at all. The road […]

A hike might save your life someday.

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. John Muir My brother, husband, and I set out at 8AM on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. As the rental car wound its way […]

How to disconnect from technology, hint: it’s not as hard as you might think

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to disconnect from technology these days. From smart phones to connected watches, digital personal assistants to connected appliances, technology and our lives have so many touch-points. Heck, even that clock on my microwave is a non-yielding blast of cold digital color. Why disconnect from […]

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