What I Found At The Biggest Gun Show In Vegas

The annual Las Vegas Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade show is the biggest gun show in America, attracting 33,000 people each year. And Sarah Palin. I was about the only visitor not wearing a pistol, but I did manage to find some neat new stuff. » 2/20/15 8:02pm 2/20/15 8:02pm

While you are getting the passport, it would be a good idea to pay the extra $15 and get the passport "card". It will get you across Mexican and Canadian borders by land and sea only, but will do so much quicker. » 2/03/15 10:20pm 2/03/15 10:20pm

I think you said it all in your pros/ vs cons, a different tool for each job! I have all 3 types of these shoes and wear each for the respective adventure. Approach shoes every day, trail runners when going for a short hike or run, and boots for when I need to haul a load! Great write up » 1/30/15 3:18pm 1/30/15 3:18pm

The wood burning stove does not burn cleanly, your pots will soon be covered in a black layer or charcoal that is nearly impossible to remove. If you use a super cheap and super light pot from amazon like this , then you dont really have to worry about that and can replace it whenever you need. Stephen had fashioned a… » 1/30/15 1:16pm 1/30/15 1:16pm

All of the landings I have done so far have been a nose in or parallel landing, but I will definitely be trying to break this thing! Waves of Huntington Beach are up next, followed by a few alpine lake paddles » 1/29/15 10:50pm 1/29/15 10:50pm

You can also print out 10 codes for Google Authenticator to keep with you in case your phone does die. I keep a spare set tucked away with me at all times just in case of such a situation. » 1/06/15 6:12pm 1/06/15 6:12pm

My experience with solar charging in the backcountry has been pretty similar, I have not found the weight sacrifice worth the effort. A few extra specific batteries for whatever device are a better value in my mind. Awesome write up Chris! » 1/02/15 12:08pm 1/02/15 12:08pm