Hell Hike and Raft: The Beginning

In deciding how on earth I can share all of the facets of a truly epic adventure, I figured it comes down to starting at the beginning to set the stage for the bigger story of hiking, rafting, friendship, gear, and adventure. So let’s go back to March when I got a most interesting message. The Backstory… Adam of Hiking …

Hell Hike and Raft: It’s Go Time

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Today I hop on a plane to Idaho for the Hell Hike and Raft. Follow along with the map from my SPOT Connect via SpotWalla. (I hope this works. This is completely untested, mind you.) I’ll also be trying to post updates to Twitter via the SPOT so we’ll see how this goes. And one more big shout out to …

Personal Safety on the Trail

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So friends… let’s keep it real. You know that’s how I roll here. There are countless dangers in life. There’s no escaping the hazards of existing in this world. The risks of outdoor adventure may seem dramatic but climbing into your car to go to work everyday is far more dangerous. But just like putting on your seatbelt, there are …

The Pacific Northwest Tour: Adventures in Cooking

So you know from my Fishpeople Seafood review that I’m quite the reluctant cook. The process just doesn’t excite me so I tend to muddle my way through for lack of inspiration and interest. This is why for me to be writing a cooking post is really very funny. But it occurred to me that someone has to keep it …

Gear Review: Cairn Gear boxes

As you know, on September 1st I’m heading to Idaho. I’ll be part of the Hell Hike and Raft crew as we take on rafting and hiking in the Seven Devils. There are some really amazing sponsors lined up to support the trip and one of those happens to be the good folks at Cairn. And just before I set …

Getting Outdoors with Coleman and Potable Aqua

Last week I went into great detail about my Potable Aqua water treatment tablets. This week I’d like to share a few other goodies from Potable Aqua’s partner, Coleman. This partnership brings bug repellant, first aid kit, and sting relief options to you and I took several of these products along with me on the Pacific Northwest Tour to test …

Pay it Forward

If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you know that one of my favorite local haunts are the trails in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area because I post pictures from there… often. One of the reasons I like this park is that the trails are a web of small segments so you can mix-and-match to make your hike …

Potable Aqua: Easy Solutions for Minimalist Adventures

So back in May I told you about my new adventure as Brand Ambassador for Potable Aqua. Well now I get to tell you more about their products and why I use them. Choices… There are lots of ways to purify your water when you are in the backcountry. Outdoorsfolk of all flavors will likely be happy to give you …

Rethinking Adventure Food with Fishpeople Seafood

A few weeks before I set out out on the Pacific Northwest Tour, I got a treat. The folks at Fishpeople Seafood contacted me to see if I’d be interested in trying out their products and sharing my thoughts with you all. One of the running jokes amongst the outdoor community, particularly ATQA, is my enthusiastic dislike of cooking. So …

Hell Hike and Raft

One of the things about my life is that, even on the heels of a big adventure like the Pacific Northwest Tour, I’m always getting the question, “What’s next?” And as my fellow adventurers know, one of the ways to ease the re-entry blues is to be planning the next adventure. In my case, that’s been in the works for …