Jill

Royal Robbins Venture Crew Sock

Royal Robbins Venture Crew Socks are in Step with Your Adventure

By Jill | March 26, 2021

As we emerge from a pandemic year of self-isolation and dreaming of future adventures, you may be planning your first post-vaccine trip, or just thinking about expanding your horizons beyond your existing bubble. When you do venture out, whether by foot or on a plane, your journeys may require you to be on your feet…

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Cotopaxi Liso Baselayers

Spring Forward into Cotopaxi Liso Base Layers

By Jill | March 19, 2021

The need for cozy baselayers doesn’t go away once we change our clocks and make the jump to springtime. Cool temperatures continue, whether you’re at home or out in the world, so why not be prepared for them?   My recent additions to my baselayer collection (and let’s be honest, sometimes I just wear them…

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Mustang Survival Callan Waterproof Jacket

Stay Dry with Mustang Survival Callan Waterproof Jacket

By Jill | March 12, 2021

How many times have your outdoor plans been scrapped due to bad weather? Certainly, poor conditions that affect safety are excellent reasons to take a rain check. But if your wet weather gear needs some upgrading, or if you want to get out on the water without wearing said water all day, check out the…

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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Max sleeping pad

Sleep Comfortably with Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Max Sleeping Pad

By Jill | March 5, 2021

As we transition from winter to spring, it’s time to dust off your camping gear. For some of us, however, that gear has been useful even through the colder months. But winter camping is sometimes intimidating to new campers, especially as it requires gear that stands up to the elements.   One of the important…

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Merrell x Unlikely Hikers

Embrace Your Outdoor Life with Merrell X Unlikely Hikers Boots

By Jill | February 26, 2021

As we begin to emerge from winter, it’s time to revisit your outdoor gear. What needs fixing, refitting, or replacing? How can you ensure that you have the right pieces for your outside adventures, whether they’re around home or farther afield?   In an inspiring collaboration with Unlikely Hikers, Merrell has redesigned and updated one…

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SealLine Blocker Zip Sack

Keep Gear Dry with SealLine Blocker Zip Sack

By Jill | February 19, 2021

For those who are organized (and even for those who are trying to fake it) packing systems are a life saver. Before multi-use systems came along, we were using stuff sacks or zip-lock bags. Now, we have a variety of packing systems to choose from.   When it comes to packing my gear for a…

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Eureka Ignite Camp Stove

Be the Camp Chef with Eureka Ignite Camp Stove

By Jill | February 12, 2021

Whether you’re waiting for after the pandemic winter to get outside camping, or you live in a place where it’s easy to camp through even the cooler seasons, you should take a moment to think about your camp chow. You like hot meals, right? Why not make it easier on yourself to have the food…

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Big Agnes Big House 4

Get Ready for Camping Season with Big Agnes Big House 4

By Jill | February 5, 2021

Whether you’re a regular camper or you just need to get out of the house after months of pandemic, tents have been hard to come by. Everyone wants to get away for a little while.   Last spring and summer, my daughter spent four months in a 6-person tent in our backyard. All that space…

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Alpine Start Instant Coffee

Easy Access to Coffee Any Time with Alpine Start Instant Coffee

By Jill | January 29, 2021

I don’t have a very good record with instant coffee. One time, a friend and I ordered a pot of room-service coffee because the room had only instant coffee. Sure, if I have no other option, I’ll embrace it and treat it as a simple caffeine-delivery device. And until now, I haven’t been happy with…

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Hestra Wakayama gloves

The Classic Style of Hestra Wakayama Leather Gloves

By Jill | January 22, 2021

Retro is often a term thrown around when a product looks back in time to classic style, but it sometimes also means that look back is also in performance and functionality. When you’re looking for the benefit of current performance with the simple looks of yesteryear, it’s not always easy to find. But in some…

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