Category Archive: White Water Rafting

MSR Alpine Salt and Pepper Shaker Review

Its that time of year when cobwebs are dusted off gear that has been sitting unused for several months and when that happens the majority of us get that urge to go down to our local outdoor store and buy new stuff! Everyone likes to upgrade a few things at the beginning of the season […]

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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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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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MSR Folding Utensils Review

The new and improved version of the MSR Folding Utensils are awesome! Generally I dislike folding utensils – nothing is more annoying than having your spoon collapse when you have a bite of soup halfway to your mouth.  With the new version of their Folding Utensils MSR fixed this problem by beefing up the locking […]

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Sea to Summit Rapid 26L DryPack Review

During the later parts of the summer I was planning a rafting trip down the Deschutes river in Oregon and needed a pack that I could stow in the raft to store snacks, sunscreen, fishing equipment and lunch. Normally a standard dry bag would work but with Steelhead running I needed something I could toss […]

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Emergency/Medical/Personal Supplies Packing List

The always up to date guide to what’s in my pack! I pretty much bring this kit with me on any trip no matter what activity I’m doing. Last Updated: 9/09/2015

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