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A confessed gear-head, Steve’s used a variety of pieces of gear; find out what his opinion, whether good or bad, may be.

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Review: Goal Zero’s Yeti 400

The first thing I probably should make clear is that this review is on the original Goal Zero’s Yeti 400, not their new lithium model. I haven’t done a review in a while; it’s not that I haven’t come across some good gear, I just haven’t ...
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Travel Pack rePETe – Re-purposing Plastic Bottles

If you’re anything like me, you’re aware of the issues our planet is facing from our human footprint but sometimes feel a bit helpless about how can we effect a change? I’m talking about on the individual level. Although this is a review of ...

Kokatat Expedition Drysuit

Hi, my name is Steve, and I’m a gearhead… Yep, no news there for those who know me but I did want to get that admission out of the way. There’s nothing I’m more guilty of than wanting to replace an old item with its newer, shinier ...

Seaward Quest X3

Last weekend Ken and I took a quick over-nighter to get a feel for Seaward Kayaks’ Quest X3 which we’ll be taking to Alaska as part of Secrets of Augustine project. For this particular test we headed out to Eagle Island which is a nice little ...

Test Flight of DJI Phantom

For this years film we want to get some aerial shots. In the past there’s been no cheap, or relatively cheap, method to do so. Recently that’s change with the introduction of the DJI Phantom; a simple to fly, yet very advanced platform for ...

Walking Home by Lynn Schooler

I probably read somewhere in the neighborhood of a few dozen books every year and have been doing so since I was a boy. Most are, at best, interesting but every once in a while a book will come along that is absolute riveting. I can probably count on one hand the number of books that would fall in this category. Walking Home is right up there!

Eton Scorpion Solar Weather Radio

I haven’t had an opportunity to get excited about any new gear lately, but I came across a product that I finally got to do some extensive field-testing with and wanted to share my results with everyone. It’s the Eton Scorpion; a solar powered ...

Sanyo VPC-WH1 HD

I've been kayaking for 20 years now, and during that time I've found my motivation for paddling changing. In the last few years, that direction has taken me towards documenting my experiences on video and in turn sharing them with others. It's a ...

Polar Obsession by Paul Nicklen

It's not very often that I find myself so engrossed in a coffee table book, but Paul Nicklen's Polar Obsession is an exception in many ways as well as exceptional. We're all familiar with the stunning photographs we're treated to in National ...

The New Age of Adventure-Ten Years of Great Writing

First off let me call attention to our lower left sidebar. You’ll notice the section now entitled Recommend Reading. All our members are avid readers and we’d like to use this section to pass on some of our favorites to you. These are books that ...