Category Archives: Videos

What I’ve been up to

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.

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11 months

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 … Continue reading

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2016 Bob Open video and lessons

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 … Continue reading

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The float to hike transition

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 … Continue reading

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Banff 2014: Turning the Corner

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 … Continue reading

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The long summer hike

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 … Continue reading

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Seek Outside Big Sibling stove review

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 … Continue reading

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2013 Trip Report Contest Voting

“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” -Emma Goldman   What you are voting on: Kristen Gates’ ~1000 mile solo east to west traverse of the Brooks Range in Alaska. A thru-hiker graduating to something bigger in spectacular fashion. … Continue reading

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2013 Trip Report Contest

2013 is over, but I thought it was a pretty good year.  I’ve yet to muster much enthusiasm for my personal retread of the year, but I do want to highlight the remarkable year had by the community who reads … Continue reading

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Packing for the South Fork

Worth an annual visit: the highest praise a route can deserve.  The South Fork of the Flathead merits exactly that.  

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