Trail Food Tuesday

photoThursday July 17th Sierra Trading Post will be Talking Food on #trailtime. Follow the #TrailTime hashtag and let’s talk food. Head on over to the Sierra Trading Post Social Hub to see even more tasty food posts. Several bloggers have been asked to put together their favorite recopies and to talk about their favorite foods. I decided to go back through some of my old posts and share some of my favorite foods and recipes.

Here are are few of my favorite trail foods.

Food Review – Skratch Labs hydration Mix

5 trail foods that all have one thing in common

Trail Mix and Holiday Cheer

Trail Ready Fancy Raman – Recipe

Food Review: Growers Cup Coffee

What are your favorite trail foods? Share in the fun on Twitter #TrailTime Chat.


#Adventure Monday 7/14/2014


Welcome back to another #AdventureMonday We have some awesome submissions this week. If you would like your photo featured simply tag your photos on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with #hikingthetrail. You may also submit photos by emailing them to photos [@]

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Big Agnes Super Scout UL 2 First look.

I had ordered a Big Agnes tent from Chris at The Gear house and like always kept me notified the entire way of when it was ordered from Big Agnes and what not. He sent me an email saying that he accidentally ordered the wrong tent. I asked him which one he ended up ordering and what the cost difference would be. I had actually ordered the Big Agnes Scout Plus UL. I decided to chance it and just roll with it. The difference in price was roughly $50. I was not sure what to expect honestly. I set it up the other day and took a few photos.

Big Agnes Super Scout UL2 Front

Looking at the front of the tent with the vestibule door shut.

Front of the tent with the vestibule door open.

Front of the tent with the vestibule door open.

A look inside the sleeping area of the tent.

A look inside the sleeping area of the tent.

My first impression of the Big Agnes Super Scout UL 2 is that it is a neat super light tent that sets up easily and quickly. Weighing in at just over two pounds this tent will not break your back. This two man tent truly feels like a two man with plenty of sleeping room. With the additional space of the vestibule you can store all of your gear in a dry area. I am also pretty sure that you could keep Sasquatch in there to keep you company or to be your security system.

I am incredibly excited to get this little tent out and give it a proper testing.  Have you used this tent? I would love to hear your comments.


RuggedTec RoqBloq Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker – Gear Review

photo 3The RuggedTec RoqBloq  Outdoor Bluetooth speaker quite honestly blew me away. I was not really sure what to expect when I pulled it out of the box. Many of the other outdoor speakers I have used in the past sounded like they were stuck in a tunnel and their battery life did not meet expectations. the RoqBloq will give you eight hours to rock out and does so with fantastic sound quality.

This little speaker can be connected to your smart device with Bluetooth or via a headphone jack. the RoqBloq comes with the connection cable so no need to hunt one down.  It also comes with the USB charging cable. To get a full charge it can take between 6-8 hours of charging from a wall socket and longer from something like a computer. A charge will last eight hours. I am not able to say that the battery lasts exactly eight hours however It does last for a long time. None of that gone in an hour stuff like many rechargeable products. (more…)

Hey who is that guy I think I know him


The Green Valley News and Sun did a great feature story  about my latest adventures and planning for Hell Hike and Raft. To read the full article you can check it out here.


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