‘Mountain Man’ John

When going on a long hike, mountaineering, or kayaking through the Grand Canyon, there will be the inevitability of needing two things, food and sleep. What this means to you is, you are going to have to pack a sleeping system, and part of that sleeping system is a sleeping bag. This post best ultralight [...]

Mountain biking is the quintessential extreme sport. It requires all the skills and technicality of wind gliding and couples with thrills that could rival those of big wave surfing. Great mountain bikers know that in order to make the most of their uphill climbs and downhill descents, you’ve got to have your gear dialed in [...]

This post is about the best mountain bike tires available. Mountain biking has got to be one of the dodgiest sports out there, in a good way! The concept is simple enough and comes straight from our childhood days. Grab a bike, find a steep hill, and race you to the bottom! Granted the more [...]

We live for the thrill of the hunt. It probably has something to do with our nature, something of the old days that still sticks with us. The one thing that ruins the thrill of the hunt? That awkward panic and desperation that comes with the confusion of being lost so try the best hunting [...]

This is a review about the best backpacking in Colorado. If the mountains are calling, they’re likely calling straight from Colorado. Few things come close to the majesty of the Rocky Mountains jutting skywards amidst the Colorado skyline. Combine this with the scent of pine forests and the captivating lure of wildflowers and the average [...]

If you have been on backpacking trips where you cover multiple seasons, various altitudes, or even worse, multiple seasons and altitudes; then you know that you need the best down jackets and the lightweight warming layers are an absolute must to carry with you. There are several different types of warming layers, and they all [...]

I’m not sure that I have ever enjoyed myself more than I do when I am with friends and family at our camp grounds. The togetherness that you feel with people when you’re in the wilderness with no distractions, (doing nothing but enjoying each other’s company while drinking and eating like pigs), is as good [...]

This post is about the best lightweight hiking shoes. It seems that ever since the beginning of recreational trail hiking, it has been somewhat of a rule that you must always wear hiking boots. It makes sense, you want the added ankle support you will get from high boots. Plus boots keep your feet dry [...]

Best Crampons For Ice We’ve all seen that epic scene from a movie where a lone hiker is bravely scaling a frozen waterfall. His feet inevitably slip and he’s lift dangling and clinging to his ice axe as a series of other epic events happen and he finally wins the day, kisses the girl, and [...]

Look, if you’re at all in tune to the fitness world you’ve probably at least heard of CrossFit by this point. If you’ve ever actually done CrossFit, then you also know CrossFit is no joke. Let’s take weights, running, jumping, climbing, and all sorts of torturous moves, mix them together with high intensity, short duration, [...]

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