Summer Dreaming

Wordless Wednesdays: Summer Dreaming

Costa Rica drfitwood in Cahuita National Park

Ecotourism: Costa Rica Dreaming

Costa Rica is a country at a crossroads with its tourism industry. I spent a week learning more about ecotourism...

winter first aid

Winter First Aid

I’ve written a number of pieces about how you can prevent the need for winter first aid such as layering,...

snow cave emergency shelters

Emergency Shelters: Winter Edition

It’s the fear our non-outdoorsy friends and families have when we adventure during winter: what happens if you get caught...

Book Excerpt: The Thrill of Whitewater Canoeing

The portage appeared as we paddled around the pink granite bend, the trailhead shimmering like a mirage in the haze...

Outdoor family: Snowshoe & Bonfire by Mt Hood Adventure

Resources for Your Outdoors Family

I receive the occasional question about providing more information for families on my site. I’ve avoided the outdoors family topic...

winter sleep system during winter camping

Sleep System

If you’re well-hydrated, well-fed, and you’ve slept well any adventure will seem that much brighter, especially outdoor adventures. HereĀ are some...

swiftwater rescue swimming

Book Excerpt: Swiftwater Rescue Failure

I stood near the eddy in a faded mauve and blue wetsuit, shifting my weight left, right, left, right, toying...

on portaging

On Portaging

The canoe yoke jostles for position on my shoulders, hitting a vertebra every time it slides up my neck. My...

hiking in the rain

Hiking in the Rain Meditation

The rain hits the lush green canopy overhead. Pat. Pat pat pat pat. As its intensity increases so does the...

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