Outdoors

The PURE Electrolytic Water Purifier by Potable Aqua

On the Hell Hike and Raft last year, I overhauled my hiking hydration scheme to include my Potable Aqua PURE electrolytic water purifier. As a Potable Aqua Brand Ambassador, I […]

Motorcycling

Moto Gear: Crash Tested

My original intent with this gear review was to highlight what I chose, why, and how these pieces have performed for me. I still get to do that, but in […]

Outdoors

Hell Hike and Raft: Hydration

The Hell Hike and Raft had a lot of great sponsors. Figuring out how to share it all with you has been a bit daunting. But since I’ve finished the […]

Motorcycling

The New Adventures of Val…

Last week marked my 43rd birthday. And I left you hanging as to what I’ll be taking on as my travels shift towards solo. Granted, it’s not exactly a well-kept […]

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Outdoors

Personal Safety on the Trail

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 […]

Outdoors

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 […]

Outdoors

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 […]

Outdoors

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 […]

Outdoors

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 […]

Outdoors

Teaming up with Potable Aqua

I’m happy to announce that I am now a Brand Ambassador for Potable Aqua. If you’re a hiker-type, you might be familiar with them as the water purification folks. But […]

Outdoors

Adventures in Leave No Trace Training

Last week I set out to add another piece to my outdoor-chick toolbox. Having secured my Southern Appalachian Naturalist Certification last year and renewed my Wilderness First Aid certification in […]

Photography

Death Valley with David Middleton and Brenda Berry

As you know, back in November I ventured out to Death Valley for the rare delight of a kidless adventure. It was a two-part trip of camping with friends and […]

Outdoors

Tremont’s Naturalist Certification Program: Discover the Great Smoky Mountains

You all know by now that I love the Great Smoky Mountains and that I’m obsessed with the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. In fact, I’m a Junkie. I’ve […]

Outdoors

Throttle and Torque: Outdoor Research’s Trail Duds

We’ve reached the final installment in my Outdoor Research review series. I shared my thoughts on the Supercharger pants as well as the Redline jacket, both of which are now […]

Outdoors

Putting Outdoor Research’s Redline Jacket to the test…

So as you know, Outdoor Research sent me some goodies to try out and I had a lot to say about their Supercharger pants last time around. Of the four […]

Outdoors

Putting Outdoor Research’s Supercharger pants to the Test

Call me obsessive or call me thorough (or both if you like) but I really feel it necessary to put new gear to the test before I write up a […]

Outdoors

North America’s Best Campgrounds: Elkmont

This week my fellow outdoor enthusiasts and I are highlighting our favorite campgrounds in North America. While I have several favorites across the country, I wanted to bring the love […]

Outdoors

The Len Foote Hike Inn: Unplug in North Georgia

If you’re unfamiliar with the Len Foote Hike Inn, it’s time to get familiar! Georgia’s unique lodge getaway in the North Georgia Mountains is located five miles up the Appalachian […]

Outdoors

Gear Review: Cobrabraids

One of the products you’ve probably noticed around in the last couple of years are the various offerings of parachute cord that come in the form of keychains, bracelets, and […]

Outdoors

Big Service from Big Agnes

Ah dear readers, let me put you in the way back machine… ok, only back to April but it seems like really a long time ago. As you’ll recall, our […]

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