Monthly Archives: February 2017

Osprey Poco AG; my final word

A quality kid carrying backpack is essential for infant and toddler parents who like to hike and backpack. They’re more stable, safer, more comfortable, and less sweaty than any front carrier, and if built on a good suspension open up … Continue reading

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Zion

Unlike so many places, it is well named, especially for the 21st century bourgeois dilletante “adventurer”. Namely, us. We did well last year to so thoroughly associate the backpack with fun.  LB loves hiking, occasionally requests to get back in … Continue reading

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Packrafting the Crown, initial feedback wanted

In the name of putting fate to good use I’ve redoubled my efforts as of late to make the Crown Packrafting Guide into an actual ebook, which will both be more professional and make a wee bit of money.  As … Continue reading

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Utah Hunting Expo pack roundup

Bias I’ve come to realize is a creeping thing.  Both cultivating and dispensing of it are more difficult and less sudden than I used to think, especially when talking about the outdoor and hunting industries, where tribalism and 1913-style alliances … Continue reading

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Chaco

We saw it many times, from miles and miles away, but I always dismissed it.  Canyon country has plenty of odd lumps in the rimrock, and the trail was just sandy enough to be slow, the day just sunny enough … Continue reading

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Next, next

“End and goal; Not every end is a goal.  The end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable.” -Nietzsche, Wanderer… #204 … Continue reading

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Little Bear, brand ambassador

I’m very excited to announce that, in partnership with the evil genius’ over at Backbone Media in Carbondale, Little Bear will shortly become the very first in Yeti’s new line of toddler product ambassadors.  As the following video, shot on … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Hikers Gear Guide, 2nd edition

Disclaimer: Mr. Skurka gave me this copy at a book signing during the winter OR show. First, the rationale behind the obnoxious title must be dealt with.  Skurka’s “ultimate hiker” is one who tailors every aspect of her trip to … Continue reading

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That lesson learned again

Car camping still isn’t, but there we were in the old orchards when the turkey attack happened. I still don’t like paying for camping, but that’s a big change from a decade ago, when I almost always went to absurd … Continue reading

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Mike Rowe, party hack

In the course of 40 minutes I saw every hunting celebrity I can name: Remi Warren bumped into my elbow and spilled my beer, Steve Rinella is shorter than you think, Janis Putellis taller, Joe Rogan and Cam Hanes and … Continue reading

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