Next time you're around a campfire either during an adventure or at home, check out one (or several) of these great campfire recipes from SurvivalLife.comRead More
Insulated pints/tumblers are currently one of the top buys in the outdoor community, and for good reason. They usually come with a leak-resistant top so they’re great for on the go or around the campfire. Most versions are rated to hold the heat (or cold) for many, many, hours.Read More
Since purchasing a timeshare week at Grand Lodge on Peak 7 in Breckinridge, Colorado about 6 years ago, we’ve had the opportunity to visit quite a few other timeshare resorts around North America. Luckily, our Summer/Fall week at Breckenridge trades quite well, so we usually see some amazing places. During…Read More
At Adventure Insider, we’re always looking to get as far off the beaten path as possible. The team from Overland Journal did just that a few months ago as they trekked to the “Loneliest” place in the United States. They made their way by vehicle then by foot to the furthest point from any incorporated city in the US, in remote southern Utah.
The video is about 23 minutes long and includes several interviews, great scenery, hiking, and of course climbing :)
The WINTER 2013 issue is here! In this issue we cover which ice climbing gloves are right for you, Abbie has notes on beginning to snowboard, we have some great shots from Whistler Blackcomb, and we have a special article on the art and fun of Mushing. We hope you ejoy this issue of Adventure Insider, and please, use the Share buttons above to tell your friends about this issue!
Found this over on the REI blog:
Pinnacles National Monument has become the 59th National Park due to legislation signed by President Obama. The popular area is about 26,000 acres and includes great rock formations left over from an ancient volcano. It's a very popular rock climbing destination and features over 30 miles of hiking trails.
I've been searching for a good, all around exploration/fitness watch for quite some time. My old Timex HR monitor watch has been pretty flakey lately, so it would be nice to have one device that does it all. It was released a while back, but I recently learned about the way you can integrate the Suunto Ambit into not only your adventures, but your workout routine as well.
I'm still on the fence about dropping over $500 on a watch, but if it really does everything it says, and does it well, it may be worth the price.
See the Ambit here.
As winter starts to swing into gear, now may be a good time to think about new skis for the 12-13 season. REI put together a great little list of things to think about when out shopping for new sticks.
Our list basically comes down to:
REI's post has some great tips to think about.
Source: REI Blog
Have you ever dreamed you could ski every day regardless of season, temperature, or any other factor? Can you imagine moving to one of the hottest places on the planet to do just that?
In Episode 2 of A Skier's Journey, we learn about Ski Dubai and a 26 year old Moroccan that has done just that. He may ski more than anyone on the planet.
Ready to pack your bags?
Adventure Journal has a nice little story on Omega Pacific, an American company outside of Spokane, WA that builds climbing gear - 100% in America. This companies commitment to their small factory in one of the most beautiful states is refreshing when nearly everything we buy and use is made in a far away land.
National Geographic has posted thier top 25 picks for the best ski towns in the world. All of the usual suspects are included, with a few interesting additions, just to keep things interesting.
Among our favorites are Whistler and Jackson, Wyoming. We've been hearing a lot of good things about Bozeman lately, and since our new friends from Expedition Overland live up there, it's on the list for the upcoming season. Not sure why Vail was omitted, but it's their list...
Are there any missing? Are any of these destinations in your future? Let us know on Facebook ;)
It's a pretty common problem: You spend the winter skiing or boarding which is great, but you also indulge in holiday eating, snack munching, and beer swilling perhaps a little mroe than in the summer. The result? A few extra pounds of 'insulation' to help get you through the winter.
We found an interesting article from MTNWomanMagazine on keeping your metabolism going, 4 simple steps to make sure you don't literally 'roll' into spring. Yes, these techniques apply to men just as much as women.
I've been a computer enthusiast (geek?) for as long as I can remember, going all the way back to my first Commodore 64 over 25 years ago. I've also had another passion for just as long, one that has (in large part) fueled my love of the outdoors: maps.
In recent weeks as I've started to plan 'liife after government service', I came to a realization on what I want to do when I grow up. It's really quite simple: Combine my love of the outdoors (through this publication and the others I currently run) with my love for computers, and my love for maps: I'm going to be a cartographer. Some may say that's not terribly exciting, but once you do a little research it's really quite fascinating.
Exactly 65 years to the day after Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier for the first time, Felix Baumgartner successfully jumped from the edge of space yesterday. While it's not confirmed, Felix became the first person to break the sound barrier during freefal, reaching Mach 1.24 (about 833.9mph). He's also the only man to jump from 127,000 feed (24 miles), and set several other records.
The entire feat was broadcast on YouTube to the world, with over 8 Million views at its peak, yet another world record. Some of us were lucky enough to watch the entire event on our iPhones, which is a pretty cool display of technology.
Checkout the Red Bull Stratos website for a great video!