I'm going through another one of those need gear now phases. You know the one - where you just really, really, really want some new, shiny, piece of equipment to add to your growing collection. For me, right now, it's new climbing shoes. I keep looking at them, thinking about buying them, even going as far as … Continue reading So You Want New Gear?
Happy first weekend of Eco Challenge! If you've never heard of the Eco Challenge, it's an event sponsored by the Northwest Earth Institute, and it challenges participants to make changes to their environmental impact for fourteen days in a row. I think this quote from their site sums it up well: “Common wisdom says it … Continue reading tips for reducing waste (when out camping or backpacking)
Candy bar oatmeal: kid-tested, parent approved. Well, not parent approved, because I'm not a parent, but as a child-at-heart, this oatmeal is DELICIOUS. If you haven't tried overnight oats when you're out backpacking, I highly recommend it. You know those mornings when you want to get up early and get out of camp, and really … Continue reading Almond Joy Overnight Oats
Sometime around mid-April of 2017, when I was particularly broke from spending money on my sister’s wedding and spending as much time outside (and as little time working) as possible in the rapidly improving PNW weather, a friend of mine asked if I wanted to go backpacking in Alaska. After about a month of hesitating, … Continue reading Alaska Adventures: Part 1, Denali National Park