Teton Sports LEEF +20 Ultralight with Body Mapping Sleeping Bag

Teton Sports is one of my favorite outdoor brands, partly for their quality gear, but mostly for their participation through social media and support of their planned happenings (head to Salt Lake City come Outdoor Retailer time for a #hikerchat outing and party, always a blast). When partner sponsors were announced for Hell Hike And … More Teton Sports LEEF +20 Ultralight with Body Mapping Sleeping Bag

Midwest Basecamp 2015 Year in Review

While my bucket list was full of plans that were doable, stretch, or possibly life changing, I ended up doing very little of that list, much to my chagrin. Still, it’s good to have dreams. And not following my list certainly did not mean a year lacking adventure; conversely, I was busy most months doing … More Midwest Basecamp 2015 Year in Review

Hell Hike And Raft 2015: HikeGoo Gear Review

For Hell Hike And Raft 2015, Foot Kinetics provided us with samples of their HikeGoo, a blister prevention cream. This Epic Social Adventure was the perfect place to test it out, with three strenuous days of hiking up and over the Seven Devil Mountains in Idaho. Following is my gear review of this blister prevention … More Hell Hike And Raft 2015: HikeGoo Gear Review

Purinize Portable Water Purification and Filtration Treatment Gear Review

One of our Epic Social Adventures partners for Hell Hike and Raft 2015  was Purinize, who provided us all with bottles of their product. This, according to the website, “is highly effective against a broad range of contaminants commonly found in outdoor and drinking water sources including biological (immediate) contaminants like bacteria, viruses, and protozoan … More Purinize Portable Water Purification and Filtration Treatment Gear Review

Tread Labs Orthotic Insoles Gear Review

Tread Labs partnered with Epic Social Adventures to provide us with orthotic insoles for Hell Hike and Raft 2015. Even though I have neutral feet and don’t feel like I need extra support, I’ve tried enough aftermarket insoles to know they are usually far superior than the ones that come inside new shoes or boots. … More Tread Labs Orthotic Insoles Gear Review