Some of the most common water filters for backpacking are inadequate for purifying water that is contaminated with chemicals or heavy metals. Here is a review of one that does.
Over 100 people die every year in the U.S. while on hiking trips. Most of these are easily preventable by bringing some essential gear.
The two core reasons to spend time being active in nature are centered on our own needs and about the needs of those we love.
Here's the sum of it all: we are born, we live, we die. That's it. At some point we will take action on what we need to do with whatever is left of our lives. Own yours.
I am often asked about the meals I take on trail with me. Here are a couple of my favorite homemade meals for backpacking.
Hiking feels good and right with evidence of becoming a better me, like when I write. The science proves it.
We get sidetracked by things that don’t matter. Set our path upon the road of things not soon forgotten.
I think about the “what ifs” as I recall those events that seemed meaningless at the time but realize now that they were pivotal to where I am today.
As each year draws to an end and the new one approaches, I inevitably find myself reflecting on the past year and doing some planning for the next.
A recent trip to Croatia was another lesson in presence, living in the moment, and appreciating the blessing and importance of our place in the world.
The fullness of a completed task is the reward. It consumes all the hardship and doubt experienced along the way. It owns the moment. So, hike on and do the hard thing. It's worth it.