Bacon Condoms, Drone Porn, Robot Penguins and Lubmbersexuals.

You might want to file most of what you are about to read in the um what category in your brains or maybe even just forget you even read it in the first place. Every now and again it is fun to take a step back and look at the outdoor industry as a whole. In the wise words of an old boss let us hop into the perspective helicopter and go up to 40 thousand feet to see things better. A great segway into our first topic!

Drone Porn (NSFAA – Not safe for anyone anywhere)

When the National Forest Service and National Parks began banning drones with cameras on them the outdoor and art community answered with a movie.


Drone Boning a Ghost+Cow Film “Why not take something negative and make something really positive? Make porn not war. Let’s not be so serious, let’s take a step back and think about some of the most beautiful things in the world. And sex is one of them,” co-creator Brandon LaGanke told the Daily Beast. Read the entire article at

While Drone Boning is not the first time something like this has been done. We are pretty sure that the next item is a one of a kind!

Bacon Condoms!

Yes you read that correctly. A company called J&D’s is making pretty much everything they can think of that smells tastes and looks like bacon. Enter  bacon condom.


If you want to learn more about the bacon condoms and other fine bacon products check out this fine article.

Most likely by now  you are wondering how those relate to the outdoors well everyone who loves the outdoors loves bacon. If you do not then well you are not a true lubersexual! The lubersexual is all the rage in the east coast states!

The rise of the lubersexuals!



The fine folks over at Gear Junkie have described a Lubersexual as “He looks like a man of the woods, but works at The Nerdery, programming for a healthy salary and benefits. His backpack carries a MacBook Air, but looks like it should carry a lumberjack’s axe He is the Lumbersexual.” To learn if you are one of these new and up and coming trend setters check out the full article!

If you have made it this far I wanted to reward you with something awesome!

That folks is all of the outdoor weird news you didn’t know that you never knew you wanted to know from last week.

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8 Tips for Passing the Long Fall Nights – Guest Post



With Autumn in full swing, the leaves are falling, as well as some snow, and colder temperatures are taking their hold. During most of the year we have the opportunity to hike well into the evening, set-up camp, eat, relax a little, and the head to bed. But in Autumn and Winter, there can be up to 5 hours of darkness at camp before heading to bed and sometimes those hours can drag on. To help alleviate that boredom, below are 8 tips to help pass the hours.


Introducing Epic Social Adventures

If you did not follow the epic social adventure that was Hell Hike and Raft you all missed out on an amazing adventure! Thank you to those of you who did!  During the planning of  Hell Hike and Raft a very good friend of mine fellow HHAR crew member Scott Gauvin asked me if there was a way to think bigger. We spoke of doing it again the following year and trying to go other places than Idaho.  I thought about it and pushed it to the back burner. I was intrigued by the idea, but I was extremely focused on the adventure ahead. As we got closer to hitting the trail in Idaho the idea had become an obsession. Is this idea really possible and would others like it? I thought to my self over and over again.  The entire drive from Tucson to New Meadows, Idaho my thoughts were consumed by this notion of something bigger.

During our time in Idaho Scott and I chatted about the possibilities. About half way through the trip Scott and I began to talk in code by dropping hints here and there for the rest of the group. We spoken with Parker of Americas Rafting Company about the concept and he was just as excited about the idea as we were and said  “We are ALL IN”.

Photo by Wendy Newland

Photo by Wendy of Newland Family Adventures.

Just before dinner we introduced Epic Social Adventures to the first crew of ESA Adventurers.  The idea is simple. Take everything that was learned from Hell Hike and Raft and recreate it to allow others to experience the awesome adventure we had just experienced.

INTRODUCING……… Epic Social Adventures!


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#AdventureMonday 11/8/2014

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One year ago I packed up my Jeep and drove to Arizona

A year ago I packed up my Jeep and headed west. The past year has been a crazy whirlwind of awesome. I look forward to many many more years out west. It was bittersweet leaving the Midwest, but I had always longed to be closer to the mountains.  So much to explore and see!


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