My Pair of Wooden Snowshoes

With winter coming around it’s time to switch gears to different activities.  For me, summer means paddling and fishing.  Winter means quiet walks in the woods.  It’s time to break out the snowshoes and prepare them for the winter. For me, my snowshoes have kind of come full circle.  I remember one Christmas when we…

White Guy in a Paddy Hat

In the warmer months, my rice paddy hat is my go to piece of headwear.  I picked it up in Chinatown a few years ago in Boston, and the thing is absolutely functional.  I defy you to find a better hat for sun or rain.  Made of straw, it’s very light, unlike some cowboy hats….

Ben Stone’s New Book

I will first say that this book is fantastic.  Having said that, this is going to be a hard entry to write.  Ben Stone is a man that I greatly admire.  I got turned onto his podcast a few years ago when I was kind of going through a rough patch.  I was working an…

My Sierra Zip Stove

This has been my go to stove for the past ten years.  It’s the Sierra Zip Stove, made by ZZ manufacturing.  Winner of a Backpacker magazine award for best stove, this stove has accompanied me on  countless overnights, through Maine’s 100 mile wilderness 4 times, and cooked my food nightly for a month as I…