Monthly Archives: March 2014

The often overlooked benifits of a simple baseball cap

Look around a group of mountain guides and you will notice something.  Its rare to see a majority of them wearing beanies.  Instead, baseball caps dominate.  Look at river guides and what do you see on their heads? Baseball caps.  What about people leading kayak trips? Or Grand Canyon excursions? Again, they are rocking the […]

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Outdoor Research Helium Hybrid Jacket Review

The Outdoor Research Helium Hybrid jacket is one of two new jackets in Outdoor Research’s Helium line.  The Helium Hybrid is designed to act as a wind jacket with very light weather protection.  The lower portions are made from a wind blocking material that is nice and stretchy to allow easy movement.  Its also breathable so […]

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The importance of delicious food in the backcountry.

Nothing makes or breaks a trip into the backcountry like the food you eat. Let’s put aside for a moment the nutritional importance of keeping your body fueled and focus on the moral food provides. As Napoleon said “An army marches on its stomach”. Just like napoleon’s army, when I’m in the wilderness I march […]

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Outdoor Research Echo Long Sleeve Zip Tee Review

The Outdoor Research Echo Long Sleeve Zip Tee is the most versatile piece of clothing I own.  Pretty much any time of year, regardless of the weather, you can find me wearing the Echo Long Sleeve Zip.  I’ve worn it during roasting summer time rafting trips, freezing winter ski adventures to the tops of mountains and […]

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