Solo Stoves

solo twiggy fire stoves

Earth, Water, Air… Fire – Using the Solo Stove is the perfect time out. When you’re camping this is the time to slow down, unwind, disconnect, and breath deep. Tune your awareness into the landscape around you. Feel and hear your heart rate pulse with the rhythm of wind and flowing water… An easy way […]

Sea to Summit X-Pot

X Pot Sea to Summit

A collapsible, fully featured cooking pot – Ingenuity in design is always impressive and the Sea to Summit X-Pot is one of those great ideas that makes you wonder how did someone think of that? The X-Pot goes from a space saving flat position (less than an inch thick) to an extended upright cooking pot […]

GSI Fairshare Mug

Fairshare Mug

Fair is Fair. No more. No less. – I’ve seen the GSI Fairshare Mug hold the peace in more than one backcountry camp. Have you felt the sting of a wordless, penetrating stare coming from your backpacking partner as the meal is divvied out and, maybe, you accidentally have a little bit more on your […]

Solitude is Underrated

Hiking in the Flat Tops Wilderness, Colorado

Wilderness is Not Wasted Space – Solitude is underrated and Wilderness is not wasted space. Solitude is a physical as well as an emotional state. Seeking solitude within wilderness is just about as close to Heaven on Earth as I can think of. This is where big skies help you grasp infinity. Here is where […]

SlingFin CrossBow 2 Mesh Tent

SlingFin treeline tents

Lightweight Tents… And Strong – The SlingFin CrossBow 2 Mesh Tent made an immediate impression on the staff at Ski Haus. Right when we set up the CrossBow 2 Mesh Tent you could tell it was light but more importantly we could tell that it was strong, stout, and taunt. The tent set up tight! […]

Living the Outdoor Life with a New Baby

outdoors with a new baby

Baby On Board! – Everyone told me that having a new baby would change my life. I believed them, but how can you really know until it happens to you. My wife had 9 months of body changing, restricted diet and messed up sleep patterns to prepare her. Although I could see that baby growing […]

Helinox Sunset Chair

Helinox chairs

Relax. Helinox has a chair saved for you – The new Helinox Sunset Chair is pretty darn comfortable. And innovative. And easy to assemble. Easy to stow away. And most importantly, easy to take a nap in. Helinox came out with the Chair One a few seasons ago and it proved to be incredibly popular […]

MSR PocketRocket Stove

pocket rocket backpacking stove

The world’s most popular canister stove – When you’re looking for a quick, easy and foolproof backpacking stove the MSR PocketRocket is going to be very hard to pass up. I believe one of life’s simplest and best pleasures is eating a meal in the backcountry, especially after a long day. When you’re finally back […]

Deuter Airlite 26 SL Pack

deuter packs

A Great Daypack – When you grab and load your Deuter Airlite 26 SL Pack your day may include scrambling loose talus, hopscotching slippery rocks in a creek, topping out on a huge Colorado peak, following faint game trails that lead to nowhere (except perhaps a huge stash of morels), walking softly through a dark […]

Osprey Atmos and Aura Packs

Osprey atmos aura backpacks

Anti Gravity Packs from Osprey – The new Osprey Atmos and Aura packs simply put are amazing. When I first felt the upgrade a little over a year ago at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City I was blown away. My Osprey rep had me pick up a few weight bags and guess […]