Camping

  • Nite Ize – Great Light for Dogs and More

    By / April 3, 2016 / Gear

    Nite Ize is a small light that is durable, glows brightly, and easily clips onto anything you need. The LED light is more like a lantern than a flash light, and for less than $5 can provide safety and utility. If you are looking for an inexpensive light for dogs, then the Nite Ize is definitely… [read more]

  • Best Camping Coffee Filter

    By / April 2, 2016 / Gear

    For coffee drinkers, camping can be brutal. Should you drive somewhere to find coffee in the morning? Do you make instant coffee to avoid bringing extra gear? Do you bring a french press from home? Even if you are car camping and weight is not an issue, it can be a pain to get coffee ready for… [read more]

  • Convertible Pants

    By / March 23, 2016 / Gear

    I used to think Convertible Pants were only for nerdy dads. Then, I experienced waking up early for a hike in the 40’s, only to have it warm into the 70s by the afternoon. I quickly realized how great it can be to switch from pants to shorts, and anyone who travels very much can relate to… [read more]

  • Glow in the Dark Water Bottle

    By / March 10, 2016 / Gear

    Some gear is a necessity for everyone who likes to spend time outdoors, and one example is a Refillable Water Bottle. Refilling your own water bottle saves money (spring water for $1?), is convenient (parks often have water fountains for refills), and is good for the environment (reusing is better than recycling).   So now that we have… [read more]

  • Texas State Parks App

    By / March 9, 2016 / State Parks, Travel Tips

    A Texas State Parks App just launched called “Texas State Parks Official Guide.” I really like how it is laid out and how efficiently the information is presented. This will be a great tool for anyone wanting to explore Texas Parks.   http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/app/ It is free (of course) and doesn’t require a bunch of permissions or anything like… [read more]

  • Anker Portable Chargers

    By / March 9, 2016 / Gear

    Since I like to pass on tips about gear that I recommend, I have to apologize for not talking about the Anker Portable Chargers sooner. These rechargeable battery packs can power a wide range of devices and they are very affordable, making them one of the best bang for the buck of any of my gear.  … [read more]

  • KAISR Original Inflatable Lounge

    By / March 8, 2016 / Gear

    A bunch of us saw the promo video for the Lamzac inflatable lounge bag (basically an inflatable love seat) and fell in love. Unfortunately, it is sold out, has been for months, and there is no estimate for when it will be back or for what price. So what is it that is so great?   The Lamzac is an… [read more]

  • Things to Avoid at Burning Man

    By / February 27, 2016 / Events, Gear, Travel Tips

    Having already covered 6 needs for Burning Man, I thought it was appropriate to cover a few things you might want to Avoid at Burning Man. This is not a comprehensive list of banned items, because there are far too many of those for me. To see what is not allowed, check out the official… [read more]

  • Burning Man – Overview

    By / February 25, 2016 / Events

    I am officially headed to Burning Man 2016! After a week of elation that I actually get to go back home to the playa, I decided it was time to start writing down tips for others who will be joining me in Black Rock City. This post will just be a quick overview for those who are not familiar with… [read more]

  • Half Dome – Yosemite NP

    By / September 25, 2015 / Hikes, National Parks

    When visiting Yosemite National Park, I went to a park ranger and asked them “what is the best hike in Yosemite Valley?” Their answer: “the Half Dome.” So of course I had to try, and what I discovered was the highlight of my journey around U.S. National Parks.   The Half Dome is a granite dome that… [read more]

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