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 Eric Chesser way shorter (which is saying something). This was all at SHOT, the First … Continue reading Mike Rowe, party hack
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.
For reasons discussed below, the LaSportiva TX3 has been on my radar since it came out last year. I received a pair for Christmas, and since then have taken them down a handful of technical slot canyons and on some dayhikes. What follows are my first impressions concerning why they promise to be an excellent … Continue reading LaSportiva TX3 snap judgment
Sasha photobombs Luke's beer. When I first attended OR last year I expected to hate it, as consumerism and massive groups of strangers are two thing with which I have little patience. I didn't, in fact I enjoyed it, and while the first day of the winter show today was less novel and captivating due … Continue reading Three trends from 2017 Winter OR
In the weeks before we were set to leave Montana mid October had settled into a stubborn, even egregious Indian Summer. The kind with short, sharp, clear, and mild days that are good for doing just about anything, except packing. The only time outside I got that day was walking from and to the office … Continue reading The correct questions
The first thing I can remember about 2016 was not sleeping, at least not for more than 90 minutes at a stretch, in early January during Little Bear's rather spectacular six month sleep regression, which coincidentally or not happened on a trip to Iowa. That has been the first story of the year, the extent … Continue reading 2016; 10 photos
After spending a certain amount of time outside coherent rules emerge. Erosion shapes the land in a defined manner, and one can generally predict what is going to happen downstream and downhill. The slot canyons of the Colorado Plateau redefine, or perhaps enrich and ensubtle, the rules of the land and how they work. Just … Continue reading The skinnies