Thule. The Road to Idaho – A Photo Essay. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on The Road to Idaho – A Photo Essay

The Road to Idaho – A Photo Essay

North  America is a very big continent.  As a Canadian, I have always believed that I had an obligation to make the journey across it at least once in my lifetime. As I grew older, I became increasingly guilty because despite being an adventure photographer who has explored a lot of other countries I still … Read more ›

Black Diamond, Hiking & Trekking. Black Diamond Trail Trekking Poles Reviewed. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , Leave a comment on Black Diamond Trail Trekking Poles Reviewed

Black Diamond Trail Trekking Poles Reviewed

These are our third pair of Black Diamond trekking poles, so it is a safe assumption that we are fans of the brand and the product.  Last summer, my wife used an older pair of poles that were not like these on a hike into the Appalachian mountains. They came back absolutely decimated, and because … 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 ›

Travel. Back to the Faroe Islands with Jason Nugent. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Back to the Faroe Islands with Jason Nugent

Back to the Faroe Islands with Jason Nugent

I visited the Faroe Islands for the first time last year, in February 2017.  Upon returning from that trip I immediately began scheming a way to return.  The islands get into your blood.  The wild landscapes, the crazy weather, the freshest of fresh air; it becomes a part of you.  A little more than a … Read more ›

Hiking & Trekking, Rab. RAB Vapour-Rise Guide Pants Reviewed. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on RAB Vapour-Rise Guide Pants Reviewed

RAB Vapour-Rise Guide Pants Reviewed

Pants are deceptively complicated. In the warmer months, the obvious options include lighter weight materials, pants with lots of zip openings for ventilation, pants that zip off into shorts, or even just shorts all the time, if that’s your thing. When things get colder, or wet, or both, what happens then? Do you opt for … Read more ›

Goal Zero. Goal Zero Sherpa 50 and Nomad 13 Solar Panel Duo Reviewed. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags Leave a comment on Goal Zero Sherpa 50 and Nomad 13 Solar Panel Duo Reviewed

Goal Zero Sherpa 50 and Nomad 13 Solar Panel Duo Reviewed

This review has been a while in the making. More than a year ago, I picked up a Goal Zero Sherpa 50 and a Nomad 13 solar panel to go with it. At the time I was preparing to spend a long time in Nepal and needed a power source that was reliable. After pouring … Read more ›

Darn Tough. Darn Tough Men’s Merino Wool Socks Reviewed. Posted on Categories ApparelTags Leave a comment on Darn Tough Men’s Merino Wool Socks Reviewed

Darn Tough Men’s Merino Wool Socks Reviewed

I love my feet. I also abuse my feet. Last year I biked 16 thousand kilometers, ran 800, and hiked nearly 3400 more. For every one of those kilometers, my feet took the brunt of the abuse, in the cold, the wet, the heat, through blisters, cracked toenails, and all sorts of other things I … Read more ›

Hillsound, Icebreaker, Petzl, Running, Salomon. How to Winterize Your Running Routine. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying Guides·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , , Leave a comment on How to Winterize Your Running Routine

How to Winterize Your Running Routine

I love to run. I find it relaxing and challenging at the same time, a way to clear my head and provide me with a break from my regular routine on the bike. I try to do it all year round, but I live in Eastern Canada, and running outside in the winter in Eastern … Read more ›

Hiking & Trekking, Osprey. Osprey Atmos AG 50 Backpack Reviewed. Posted on Categories Equipment·OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on Osprey Atmos AG 50 Backpack Reviewed

Osprey Atmos AG 50 Backpack Reviewed

As an expedition and adventure photographer, I am a lover of all things related to backpacks.  A good backpack needs to be able to multi-task.  It should be able to carry everything I need and provide features that let me do things with the pack that I didn’t know I’d want to originally.  Back in … 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 ›