Biking 4,000 Miles Across The US

A WAKE UP CALL The 5AM alarm goes off, along with 25 others; starting the morning symphony. A sound that was oh so irritating a couple of weeks ago. Now? It’s normal. I reach for a pair of chamois and jersey (whichever one is least smelly). I gather my small collection of belongings, stuff them in a bag and rush to the trailer, no one wants to be the last one to arrive and have the whole...

Around The Fire

Every good fire needs a starter kit, a spark and fuel to sustain it. We know that getting a fire going isn't always easy but once you have a spark, if you continue to kindle it that spark will become a flame. Our team is committed to workingat keeping this fire bright, shining and warmfor all those around us to enjoy. SUPPORTING LOCAL Now more than ever is so important to shop and support local...

A Summer Spent Chasing Slippery Gold

I don’t think many people refer to salmon as “slippery gold” but after spending three months on a fishing boat, I quickly learned that the more fish you caught, the larger the paycheck would be. Just about 5 years ago a friend of mine from high school reached out and made me an offer I couldn’t find any reason not to accept. His father had one open spot on his 58ft seining vessel and it...

Behind the Lens: Guatemala

Even though we are home, we can still dream of faraway places, right?Join us on a trip through our past adventures to help us all look forward to the future. Adventure #1:Antigua, Guatemala We spent a few days exploring the city of Antigua. What better way to explore than by jumping on a quad! You can zip your way around the city, or you can climb the sides of the surrounding mountains for some...

The Best Section Hikes on the AT, CDT, and PCT

The 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail, 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, and 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail are collectively known as the “Triple Crown,” America’s trio of epic long-distance trails. Each year, thousands of hikers set out to thru-hike one of these trails in their entirety. While thru-hiking might be the eventual goal, it’s not logistically possible for most hikers to leave...

10 Tips for Backpacking with your Dog

In the backcountry, just as much as in most other places, dogs tend to be the best people you come across. Setting out on a backpacking trip with your dog makes for a good time, but it comes with a few extra considerations for a worry-free outing. Here are 10 tips to ensure an enjoyable time for both you and your companion. 1. Scope Out Dog-Friendly Areas First things first, picking a trail or...

8 Easy & Lightweight Recipes to Up Your Backcountry Cooking Game

When you're heading out into the great unknown, the last thing you want to be eating is same old camping food. With a food dehydrator (an oven on low heat works well, too) and a few mix-and-match ingredients, even the ultralight campers among us will find themselves excited to set up the camp kitchen. Let’s get right to it. To dehydrate in the oven, you’ll need parchment paper, something to...