#GearReview – Tread Labs (@treadlabs)

It seems no matter what brand sneaker or hiking shoes I buy, while they are comfortable, in time the support I need is not always there. In the past I have had to use store bought insoles to support my arches and heel. Like many others, I'm one of those who suffer from a sore … Continue reading #GearReview – Tread Labs (@treadlabs)


Don’t Become the Hunted…Be Seen!

Fall is my favorite time of year to hike. It's not just the color of the leaves changing but the cooler crisp air and the smell of wood burning stoves in the distance. But while fall has a lot to offer for hikers and backpackers we need to be careful as it's also the beginning … Continue reading Don’t Become the Hunted…Be Seen!

Filtering Water to Survive

When in a pinch, meaning you have no filter system or purification there is a way to filter water in a survival situation. Simple sand water filter 1. To start with, you need a container. If you can find a large, empty can, use it. Punch 5-10 holes in the bottom of the can. A … Continue reading Filtering Water to Survive

Man’s Best Friend and the Lessons We Learn

I had a mini Schnauzer and I have to say he was the best dog. Most of time when you see pictures of people hiking with their dog it's a big one. Many ads in magazines, for some reason, feature hikers or backpackers with a lab of some sort. But you don't see many mini … Continue reading Man’s Best Friend and the Lessons We Learn