Blog Posts

  • Disc Golf...Its Not Just For Hippies

    [caption id="attachment_928" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Teeing off at the course in Frisco, CO."][/caption] It's actually one of the fastest growing sports in the US, and contrary to popular belief, it isn't just for dirty hippies. Disc golf (known to many as Frisbee golf, although Frisbee is actually a bran
  • Survival Topics

    It has been quite a while since I have posted anything concerning survival so I am going to start a series on the subject. The series will cover various topics ranging from the mental aspect to firecraft, shelter building, food and water procurement, and others, as well as list some of the books on the subject I have utilized in the past. Please feel free to ask questions if you have a particular question on survival.
  • Fire From Above, Up In Flames: Petzl MYO and MYOLITE3

    Imagine a great night camping, you've had a nice hike in and enjoyed the sunset with a warm meal and you snuggle into your sleeping bag to snooze, your dreams shift from that pristine crystal clear alpine lake to wildfires and carnage, bunnies with singed fur and all. Suddenly you wake realizing it is your hair that is singed or your highly flammable sleeping bag!!!!
  • Jet Pack Flight Over Royal George

    For years daredevil Eric Scott has been dreaming of flying, but not by plane, or hot air balloon or even catapult. Eric Scott has dreamed of flying using a thing of sci-fi legend, drum roll please...A Jet Pack!! This weekend he realized his dream by piloting his hydrogen peroxide powered jet pack at a speed of over 75 mph.
  • Quick Story For A Laugh

    I stole this off of Brownie's blog and thought it was UpaDowna worthy. rocks No shit, there I was (fantastic, incredible, tell us about it muthafucker!) down at the rock gym.
  • A Great Place To Rent Gear

    The problem with buying new gear is that although you may have tried it out in the shop you really only know if you truly like the gear by trying it out in the backcountry.
  • Wheels Of Change

    I want to give an official welcome and woohoo!!
  • Drilling Near National Parks

    A sign of the times, I found this article in the NY Times recently and was blown away by the fact that several tracts of land near the borders of national parks will soon be open for drilling. I guess this really should
  • Gear Review: Camp Wine

    I fondly remember secretly lugging bottles of wine deep into the backcountry to impress the ladies during a freshly caught trout dinner. I not so fondly remember lugging the same damn bottle back out of the backcountry so as to somewhat adhere to LNT ethics. This was not all that convenient given the weight and size of the bottle alone.
  • Great Outdoor Related Gift Ideas

    I have compiled a list of gift ideas that are always a welcome addition to my gear stash, partly in hope that my family reads this and gets the stuff but also as a means to guide those of you searching for that perfect gift for the outdoorsy person in your life.