Crazy Cap 2: A Portable Water Purification System
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Crazy Cap 2: A Portable Water Purification System

I found Crazy Cap 2, a water purifier on the go at Outdoor Retailer in January.  I originally got it to gear test during a trip to Panama, but with the coronavirus outbreak and flu running rampant, I decided to start using it as my travel water bottle on my recent trip to San Antonio. … Continue reading

A Day at Outdoor Retailer:  Sneak Peek at Gear Coming Out This Year
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A Day at Outdoor Retailer: Sneak Peek at Gear Coming Out This Year

When you’re one of 20,000 attendees scouring the more than 1,000 vendors for the latest and greatest products that will be coming out in 6-8 months, a day at Outdoor Retailer is exhilarating and maddening at the same time.  I’m always on the hunt for cool travel and outdoor gear to feature in my annual … Continue reading

I Fell in Love with Royal Robbins Clothes in One Hike
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I Fell in Love with Royal Robbins Clothes in One Hike

Recently I got to trail test an outfit from Royal Robbins on an incredible hike in Yosemite National Park, the place where the brand started. Royal Robbins uses #BeyondtheMap hashtag on social media and this hike was certainly that. Our small group headed out with two guides from the Yosemite Conservancy. The exact connection of … Continue reading

Hiking with Your Dog – Gear You Need & What to Know on the Trail
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Hiking with Your Dog – Gear You Need & What to Know on the Trail

You just got a puppy and want to take it hiking, but don’t know what to do?  That’s exactly where my friend Stephanie Gerry and her fiancé Aaron were until she asked me.  Steph also happens to be a reporter for Studio 512 on KXAN in Austin, Texas, so we turned “prepping your pup for the trail” … Continue reading