It’s been a nice quiet holiday season, but things are starting to ramp up again. As we get busier, though, we don’t want to lose our focus on getting outside, because it is still one of the most important aspects of our lives.
We are asked about how to take fresh ingredients into the backcountry constantly. We have a list of go-to tough veggies that we usually recommend, but Brussels sprouts, though hardy, are not on it. Except for around Thanksgiving.
At REI, where I work, we wear name tags with our favorite outdoor place listed on them. Mine says “Joshua Tree National Park.” For the past ten years, I have spent the majority of my days off in the park camping, climbing, hiking, and meditating. There is a quiet there that I haven’t experienced in […]
I lost my first two grandparents ever in 2016. One from each side. I recognize that this is pretty great for being 32 years old, but after so long, I got to the point where I just thought it would never happen to me.
Happy 2017! Hopefully you soaked in the excitement of the holidays and feel satisfied by the end of your year. Now we all get to think about how this year will go, what we want to do, and who we want to be.
Summer! Always so busy, and this year even more so. We packed our schedule with outdoor events, which hopefully we saw you at, and had a blast. We went to San Francisco (twice), Tahoe, Powder Mountain, and Lake Mead near Las Vegas.
I’m always looking for more options for savory snacks to take when I go out and play.
Frying is a pain, no matter where you’re doing it. It uses a ton of oil (that you have to figure out how to dispose of), makes the house smell like a fast food restaurant, and encourages owning big uni-purpose machines to avoid too much hassle.
The transition between summer and fall always brings a bounty of peppers, which are a great main ingredient for many camping recipes. I received a bunch of beautiful heirloom peppers recently in my farm box, and decided to use the roasted peppers and make a dip for a day trip to the beach.
“Go paddleboarding” has been on my list of goals for 3 years now. Every time I’d plan to go, something would happen that would stop me. Once I was very sick, another time they were shooting a commercial and closed our lake, and then there was a huge 3 day storm while we were in […]