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The Capture Camera Clip

Ask any multi-tasker, hands free is always the way to go. So when the makers of the Capture Camera Clip asked me to test out their new device I immediately jumped at the chance. This sleek little gizmo makes the camera neck strap obsolete with a clever quick-release system that allows a photographer to snap […]

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GORE-TEX: Their Gear, Your Story

It’s the first week of December and I’m still out on the water! Thanks to this GORE-TEX Lightweight Paddling Suit from Kokatat I can still get out on my stand up paddleboard for morning workouts even as chilly temperatures welcome another Wisconsin winter. As an adventure journalist I use GORE-TEX gear to venture out into […]

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The Business Card Shuffle

I spent more than a week trying to get Chris Keyes to return my calls. So when the senior editor at Outside Magazine reached out to shake my hand during the breakfast meeting of the Conservation Alliance I was naturally thrilled. It’s at these events during the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market when the distance between […]

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Gear whore confessions: Keen gives Kiva share of shoe sales

When it comes to supporting non-profits, I’m in it for the money. I expect a worthwhile return on my investment in some form of quantifiable currency I can bank on. Same goes for gear companies who boast about their giving to charity. When I lay out cold hard cash I want the organizations that tug […]

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Gear Whore Confessions: Institutional Integrity

Moab Utah 9:20 AM MST The Red Rock Bakery I have all the gear I’ll need for a long time. Making breakfast this morning while camped along the Colorado river near Moab I had my choice of three different stoves, two Teflon coated cook kits and four variations on the spork to prepare a bowl […]

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Gear Whore Confessions: The Sandle Swap

I have way too many friends on Facebook. That’s more of an observation than a confession, but that bit of reality becomes more clear to me every time someone with whom I am well acquainted online but have never met in person happily greets me in the real world. That happened at least three times […]

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