Arc’teryx. Hot Air Ballooning in Arizona. Posted on Categories UncategorizedTags Leave a comment on Hot Air Ballooning in Arizona

Hot Air Ballooning in Arizona

I often search for new and interesting perspectives for landscape photography.  One of the best ways I’ve found to take landscape photos is to get to a much higher vantage point.  Usually this means hiking up a mountain, but I recently had an opportunity to do it in a manner that was new to me.  … Read more ›

Deuter. Deuter Aviant Carry On Pro 36L Backpack Reviewed. Posted on Categories Equipment·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Deuter Aviant Carry On Pro 36L Backpack Reviewed

Deuter Aviant Carry On Pro 36L Backpack Reviewed

Air travel can be hectic. Every airport has a different layout, and even the well-planned ones are confusing.  You’re usually tired, rushed, or both, and if you’re travelling to another country, you have to try and translate signs on the go. Dressing comfortably for travel is one thing, but choosing which essentials to pack into … Read more ›

Adventure Medical Kits, Black Diamond, Garmin, LifeStraw, MSR, Oakley, Petzl, Pristine, Rab, Suunto, The North Face, Victorinox, VSSL. Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·Footwear·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment on Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget

Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget

Backpacking, especially overnight backpacking, is a pretty amazing thing.  I try to get out as often as I can, even if it’s a place close to home.  Sometimes those are the best ones, when you don’t need to travel far and getting out the door is quick and can happen on a moment’s notice. Still, … Read more ›

. Ice-fishing on Cumberland Sound. Posted on Categories OutdoorsLeave a comment on Ice-fishing on Cumberland Sound

Ice-fishing on Cumberland Sound

When I was in Nunavut in April 2019 on a project for Destination Nunavut I had an opportunity to go fishing for turbot out on Cumberland Sound, near Pangnirtung and just below the entrance to Auyuittuq National Park.  Spring has definitely started to arrive in Nunavut.  The days are long, and the sun is bright.  … Read more ›

Garmin. Testing the Garmin InReach SE + Satellite Communicator in Remote Nunavut. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on Testing the Garmin InReach SE + Satellite Communicator in Remote Nunavut

Testing the Garmin InReach SE + Satellite Communicator in Remote Nunavut

In the Beginning On expeditions in remote places, safety and being able to communicate is a real concern.  If something happens to you or a member of your team, it brings peace of mind knowing that you can alert someone, and have them contact loved ones and arrange for help if necessary. It doesn’t even … Read more ›

Patagonia. Patagonia Men’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pull Over Reviewed. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Patagonia Men’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pull Over Reviewed

Patagonia Men’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pull Over Reviewed

I had a Patagonia Synchilla fleece before, a long time ago.  It was a pull over like this one, in a green and blue colour that I liked very much.  It had a marsupial pouch in the front that I did not like very much, because aside from keeping my hands warm I couldn’t really … Read more ›

Luminox, Watches. Luminox Navy Seal Colormark 3050 Series Watch Review. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·EquipmentTags , 8 Comments on Luminox Navy Seal Colormark 3050 Series Watch Review

Luminox Navy Seal Colormark 3050 Series Watch Review

Luminox is a watch company that has only been around since 1989, but has become a leader in watch technology used by military groups around the world. These include the US Coast Guard, the Navy SEALs who first asked Luminox to develop a watch for them in 1993. The Colormark 3050 series watch features a … Read more ›