Video: Winter Camping Tips From REI

It many now officially be spring here in the Northern Hemisphere, but much of the U.S. still has quite a bit of snow on the ground. Still, if you’re anxious to get a jump on some early season camping, this video may be of interest. Better yet, if you’ve often thought about trying camping in the winter, you’ll find some helpful hints and tips to make the entire experience a better one. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Adventure Blog and Podcast at Outdoor Retailer

Just a brief note to let everyone know that I’m heading off to Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show in Denver, Colorado for the rest of the week. That means that there likely won’t be any updates until next Monday, although as usual when I visit OR, I’ll be sharing thoughts and photos from the event on social media, most notably on Twitter. But, if you’re a listener to The

Menswear: Technical / Tactical Casual

This is a part of a series of menswear posts of my personal outfits and apparel setups for specific scenarios and daily wear. ; ; – view all kits *Menswear: Technical / Tactical Casual: This is a partial clothing item kit of my vagabonding lifestyle packing list. The bulk of my equipment is in my FAST Pack EDC Backpack. /// Menswear: Technical / Tactical Casual Read more posts about EDC / everyday carry gear or visit the vagabonding gear shop. Stay up to date with newly published posts, newsletters, exclusives and giveaways by becoming a subscriber or by grabbing the…

Off to Outdoor Press Camp Next Week

I’ll close out the week with a quick note on next week. I leave Monday for Park City, Utah, where I’ll be attending the 2017 edition of Outdoor Press Camp. While there, I’ll be meeting with some major outdoor brands, learning about a wide range of new gear and products, and connecting with other

Rolex Submariner Date Watch

A most iconic watch that kills it at both black tie events or volcano treks and performs anywhere from the deep ocean to any active war zone. *SUBMARINER ; DATE ; 116610LN ROLEX ; WATCHES The Submariner Date is an $8,550 wristwatch. It’s made up of exotic steel, sapphire crystal, Cerachrom ceramic, jewels, 18k gold …

Video: Staying Powered Up on North America’s 50 Classic Climbs

This video is a bit of a commercial for Goal Zero products, but it is also a case study of what works in the field too. Over the past seven years, Mark and Janelle Smiliey have been committed to completing all 50 of the Classic Climbs of North America. As they went about that project, they found themselves looking for ways to keep their electronic gear (smartphones, tablets

Road Trippin’ Gear: Motorola Talkabout T600 Two-Way Radios Keep You Connected

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. If there’s one thing we learned on our latest road trip, it’s that you can never have enough campfire beer. OK, if there’s a second, more important thing we learned, it’s that cell phone coverage will inevitably crap out when you need it most. Fact: Cell phone coverage will inevitably crap out when you need it most. We often…

A Long Distance Runner Selects his Go-To Gear

Erick White wasn’t always a long-distance runner. The 23-year-old Philadelphia native grew up playing soccer and running the 800 on his school’s track team, but after moving to Atlanta in August, he discovered his love (and talent) for running distance. This year, White won the StumpJump 15K, a fast, technical trail race on Lookout Mountain outside of Chattanooga, and placed fourth overall at the Georgia Marathon. It was White’s first time running a marathon, and the finish earned him the chance to compete…

Tour of our RV Office – Computer Monitors and Rolling Chairs in Motion

Life on the road is awesome. We’re so blessed to work and travel, so that we didn’t have to wait for retirement to enjoy this lifestyle. The original interior when we bought Zephyr in 2011. The dinette lasted about 2 weeks. Comfortable working space for two geeks who work online however isn’t a built in feature…

Video: Bike Tips From Danny MacAskill

We’ve all seen Danny MacAskill do some amazing things on his bike. (For a reminder, check out his Wee Day Out video) But have you ever wondered how he sets up his Santa Cruz 5010 CC before he begins shooting those amazing clips? In this video, he tells us how he tunes his ride and provides some good tips for configuring your own

Ultimate Gear Guide #3: Lightweight Sleeping Bags

Looking For A New Lightweight Sleeping Bag For Your Next Backpacking Adventure? Here is a list of every sleeping bag I know of that weighs 3 lbs or less. I’ve organized them into three temperature categories (warm weather, cool weather and cold weather) and ranked them in descending order by weight. Each entry includes: a…

4 Must-Have Gadgets for Your Upcoming Fall Road Trips

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Fall is officially here and — at least here in the United States — that means: it’s road trippin’ season! (Actually, every season is road tripping season as far as we’re concerned, but fall is our favorite season so …) Fresh off a handful of awesome road trips this past summer, we’ve been winnowing down our list of “must-have” car camping gadgets. Here are just four of our latest favorites: #1: Pelican Elite Coolers Pelican 20QT Elite Cooler in the Wild At home or in…

Fenix E05 Flashlight

In the vastly competitive market of keychain and micro flashlights, the latest Fenix E05 ($20) model is the most superior of them all. *THE ; FENIX ; E05 ; EDITION FLASHLIGHT Flashlights are like headphones in that they’re both relatively simple pieces of tech with an immense amount of varying manufacturers making them with almost as much a spread in quality and craftsmanship. This is particularly true with AAA and button battery powered flashlights, because…

Raptor Hoodie Jacket

The Raptor Hoodie is the ultimate mobility versatile Polartec NeoShell jacket. Operative, waterproof, breathable, and packable. *RAPTOR ; HOODIE ; JACKET TRIPLE AUGHT DESIGN I received the Raptor Hoodie while I was in Bali, Indonesia. A hardshell waterproof jacket in a tropical land where it hits 90+ degrees Fahrenheit with as much humidity every single day hardly seems like proper attire. But that was perfect timing as it was the tail end …