My left leg was numb. On the outside, from the hip to kneecap. Walking around camp it just felt odd, one more malady that amongst others went unnoticed. Laying on my side it felt like my muscle had been substituted for a damp towel, through which I could vaguely still notice the leg attached to […]
Yeti, the reigning king of lifestyle, is a good place to begin. Like Starbucks and Red Bull, Yeti created a broad market where none existed before, for something almost no one knew they might want. Like Red Bull, but unlike Starbucks, Yeti has grown and sustained themselves with social media content that is both entertaining […]
There hasn’t been much I just outright can’t do with Little Bear: singletrack mountain biking (trailer width), rifle shooting (he pulls his earmuffs off), and powder skiing (trailer bogs down) being the noteworthy ones. Packrafting has also been on the list, at list on the days I’m a solo parent, until yesterday. The one parent, […]
Apgar permit office, 10 minutes after opening, July. Visiting Outdoor Retailer a few weeks ago brought it home to me just how huge a percentage of the outdoor industry is given over to what I’d call lifestyle gear and pursuits. As a dedicated elitist asshole since my teenage years I find it hard to say […]
The Tensegrity 2 Elite is an exceptional tent, in many ways. Unfortunately the most significant of those ways is not easy to convey in either words or pictures, and because of this, the unusual design, and the high price I worry that an excellent tent may not be long on the market. We purchased (at […]
Backpack/packraft trips are a lot easier when an aunt is in town to share the load. And Little Bear becomes an ever-better boat passenger, who still requires constant restraint to keep out of the river. It was perfect.
The Osprey Poco AG is a well executed kid carrier for day hiking and perhaps backpacking. It carries the kid exceptionally securely and comfortably, but has serious limitations for women or the long torso’d. For detail shots of the pack, and my initial thoughts when we bought it, see here. All photos by M. We’ve […]