Gear Review
March 22, 2017

Review: Sheltowee Yahoo Hammock Chair

The Yahoo Hammock Chair by Sheltowee is a mini hammock designed for sitting and lounging and holding gear (among other uses).

Gear Review
March 6, 2017

Review: Astucas Sestrals Poncho and Balaclava

The Astucas Sestrals Poncho is a convertible top quilt filled with Climashield APEX insulation and features a treated nylon to repel water and dirt. The matching Balaclava (sold separately) make an effective pair.

February 24, 2017

Thank you for your patience!

On February 1, without warning, my web host went belly up and I completely lost The site went dark for a little over a week. However, thanks to an old backup and scraping the internet archive, I’ve been slowly rebuilding the site (with the help of a great friend!).…

Gear Review
February 1, 2017

Review: Nemo Cloudview Hammock

The Nemo Cloudview is a hybrid hammock with features of a bridge and spreader bar hammock. It’s durable mesh fabric make it very lounge-worthy.

Gear Review
January 30, 2017

Review: Warbonnet Outdoors Wooki Underquilt

The Warbonnet Outdoors Wooki under quilt is a full-length insulator for the bottom of a hammock, replacing more difficult to use pads as a means to stay warm in a hammock, especially for sleeping. The under quilt is specifically designed for the Blackbird, Blackbird XLC, and Traveler hammock models that Warbonnet makes.

Trip Report
January 28, 2017

Trip Report: Kayaking on Apache Lake, Arizona

  I was invited to do a quick overnight kayaking trip on Apache Lake in Arizona in January. Coined a “cold weather” event for those coming up from Phoenix, for me, it would be a rather warm destination as I was traveling south from Flagstaff. Apache Lake is a man-made…

Gear Review
January 19, 2017

Review: Hoo-Rag Sub Zero and Polartek Head Wraps

I’m a big fan of head wraps of all sorts, and having tested the Hoo-Rag brand before, I was happy to take a closer look at two new products they released for cold-weather wear: the Sub Zero and the Polartek.