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!
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
The Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail (LHHT) is a 70 mile backpacking/hiking footpath located in Western PA. It stretches from the swift whitewaters of the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle, PA, to the beautiful Conemaugh Gorge near Seward, PA. The trail traverses State Game Lands, State Forests, State Parks, and some private property at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. The … Continue reading Trail Review: Laurel Highland Hiking Trail (LHHT)
Marathon hiking. Not to be mistaken for trail running. I have a few friends in the outdoor industry who are trail runners so I know the difference. It's become a trend. "Hikers" solo racing to complete a long distance trail in record time. Uh wait...aren't they called trail runners? Anyway, more and more I am … Continue reading What Are You Missing On Your Adventure?
Here is where I'm inspired... Where I get away from the routine of daily life, of coffee runs, tapping away on the keyboard and endless phone calls. Here is where I connect... To nature and marinate on what matters most. I'm free from the pressure of answering text messages from those who get upset when … Continue reading What Inspires You