Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Adventure Kit Solar Charger

UPDATE: there is a new version of this solar charger kit. Check it out over at Amazon by clicking here. Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Recharging Kit with Nomad 7 Solar Panel If you love to be outdoors, but also have a soft spot for technology like I do, then you more than likely have ran

By |April 12th, 2016|Gear|0 Comments

Flight in Focus: An Intro To The DJI Phantom

Radio controlled flight has always been a fascination of mine thanks to my dad always having RC planes in the house when I was a child. The thought of being able to hold a transmitter in hand and control a plane, as it flew through the air excited me and still does. This childhood love

By |May 7th, 2014|Gear|0 Comments

Mike’s Mountain Musings: Some Conventional and Unconventional Gear Wisdom

One can find dozens of AT equipment lists on the Internet. Rather than provide another one here, I will offer some wisdom on what to take and what to leave behind. A photo of my unpacked gear follows. This includes 18 pounds of dry gear, to which 8 pounds of water and 11 pounds of

By |May 6th, 2014|Hiking|0 Comments

Mike’s Mountain Musings: The Most Important Gear On The Appalachian Trail

  By way of introduction, I am a history professor (the photo above shows me atop the walls of Istanbul earlier this year) who will set aside his books for the next five to six months to hike the 2,184 mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail, more commonly known as the Appalachian Trail, or AT for

By |April 29th, 2014|Featured, Hiking|0 Comments

Lowepro Flipside Sport 15L All Weather

This is a pack I have been carrying my camera in for well over a year. It is compact, it is light, and it keeps my photo essentials close by. While it is not designed to carry anything other than camera gear and some water, it is a great pack if you are doing some

By |February 25th, 2014|Gear|0 Comments

Capture Pro: A Better Way To Carry Your Camera

Every once in a while I stumble upon a product that really changes or improves how I do something. I firmly believe that the Peak Design Capture Pro is one of those products. Photos Courtesy of Peak Design While I was hiking the North Kaibab trail into the Grand Canyon in September I

By |January 7th, 2014|Featured, Gear|0 Comments

Welcome To Vedauwoo

Vedauwoo is one of those lesser visited climbing areas that many people either over look, or may not even know about. Since it is located only about 2 hours from the Boulder area, I feel a lot of climbers just head there instead. Last week, the Main Wall Collective team and I headed to Vedauwoo

By |September 6th, 2013|Adventure, Photography|0 Comments

Aspiring Travel Photographer? Find The Right Camera

So you find yourself more and more falling in love with this travel and adventure thing eh? I know how you feel, it's pretty addictive! You say say you want to start capturing more memories from these trips, well that makes sense, and actually, you should be doing that already! But with all the endless

By |October 18th, 2012|Gear|1 Comment

Pearl of the Stars

I have been on quite the astrophotography kick as of late, and today's photo is no exception. Since I am heading to Joshua Tree National Park in a few week, and I will be camping, I wanted to make sure I had the skills I needed to properly created a photo of a lit up

By |October 17th, 2012|Photography|0 Comments

2012 CamelBak Ultra LR™ Hydration Vest

By - Bill Urbanski Last week, despite soaring temperatures in the Northeast, some 22,000 runners took to the streets of Boston to compete in the 116th running of our nation’s oldest marathon. I honored these brave souls by covering a much more modest 6.2 miles in order to test out CamelBak’s 2012 Ultra LR™ hydration

By |April 26th, 2012|Gear|2 Comments