In short, lots over at the Seek Outside blog. Photos and a report from a recent backpack, highlights from SHOT, and five first steps for aspiring hunters. And more to come.
The skiing this Satuday was almost certain to be terrible. Temperatures barely below freezing make for wet, sticky, slow snow; and poor visibility removes the other element which might compensate with appeal. I had promised myself that if Little Bear woke early Saturday we'd go skiing, regardless of all but the most horrid conditions. I … Continue reading 11 months
Executive summary: I did more miles faster and had more fun than any previous year, even though my 2015 route is still tops when it comes to scenery. I hope the exuberance is captured in the video. As you'd hope on my sixth consecutive year, I had the equipment pretty well nailed. The weather, far … Continue reading 2016 Bob Open video and lessons
Transitions are an easy way to loose time while packrafting. Having a predictable system whose way of doing things is as similar as possible from trip type to trip type not only makes you faster, but makes it less likely you'll pack your rain gear at the bottom of the main packbag, or leave something … Continue reading The float to hike transition
It's been plain for a while now that the Banff Film festival is in a perilous position. The relative accessibility of video equipment has made outdoor films more common than ever before, thus in theory increasing both the breadth and depth of the pool from which an official fest like Banff has to draw. At … Continue reading Banff 2014: Turning the Corner
It's a good problem to have, but summer around here is getting long in the tooth. 6 weeks of good weather and 16+ hours of daylight each day must be filled, and inevitably energy runs low before either days or possibilities, no matter how insistent the looming winter is that all useable moments must be … Continue reading The long summer hike
I am not going to discuss the theory and applicability of a backpackable wood stove here. For that, go elsewhere. If you are interested in the lightest and most compact such stove currently available, read on.The Big Sibling is the lightest wood stove on the market because it dispenses with a lot of what makes … Continue reading Seek Outside Big Sibling stove review