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Created on Tue Nov 16, 2010
Maybe I lost my patience. Maybe was I right on a few things, maybe I was wrong about some others. Okay, fine, I can handle that. But somebody out there has a rebuttal for me. Wanna see it?
It'll be amazing, really, if in 30 years from now 30-something aged bloggers like myself are posting things like, "Dear Mom and Dad - thanks for showing me all the wonders of the indoors when I was ...
Created on Sun Nov 14, 2010
... our trips, what I know about my wife, what I know about my own child, what I know about me and distill it all into cute, simple, five-point digestible tips that could sum it all up and expose the answers ...
"Mark, your chair broke," so claimed a camp chum who usurped said chair and placed his beer-drinking ass in it while I was cooking dinner. Yeah, you get the picture?  I was cooking his meal and ...
Madness? Genius?  Something else? This Piaggio Ape 50 has some serious style. Dirtbagging of yore has some steep competition in the chic department thanks to a German fellow named Cornelius Comanns. ...
Once upon a time, loading my backpack with three days worth of food, camping gear, and a pair of Chacos slammed my face with an unyielding grin that only a Monday morning in commuter traffic could ...
Created on Sat Oct 23, 2010
"My dad's Jeep can beat your dad's Jeep." Courtesy of JPFreek Adventure Magazine, the only magazine dedicated to the lifestyle of Jeep ownership - which is so much more interesting than lifted Jeeps ...
Created on Mon Oct 18, 2010
It had to come up, you know.  So.  What would you like to do with that poo that's brewing inside of you? The days of digging holes might be over. Check this out.
The camera, no matter if it's a big honker or a little point-n-shoot, seems to get in the way of the photographer's progress sometimes. Here's what I mean.  "Oh, my camera sucks" many a P&S ...
The first time we roasted marshmallows and smooshed them together with chocolate between graham cracker halves, Ania's eyes grew wide and she finally asked, "What is that?" "Oh, just something ...
My daughter is 3.  That means that if she spends just six seconds alone with her mother, her Gigi, or her grandma, those moments erase all versions of affection she's ever held for me. There's a 3-year-old ...
Created on Thu Sep 16, 2010
There was once this bumper sticker that put it all into perspective: "Maybe the hokey pokey really is what it's all about." That's the Zen of bumper stickers.  They all do a fine job ...
We parents likely will never lift the veil from the mystery of how to get our kids to eat, consistently, the good food we've worked hard to prepare at camp. But we still try, right? And the old adage, ...
The life of an outdoor adventurer is all about those small things that leave a lasting impression: finding a creek side rope swing, that cold beer after a solo afternoon ride, hiking in a summer sprinkle, ...
Arianna is an absolute rock star. Check out her climbing technique, it's impeccable.  Not even potty trained, she has the concepts of foot placement, three points of contact at all times, shifting ...
The GoCrib - oh, sweet GoCrib, where were you when I needed you? It packs down into a backpack and weighs a total of 11 lbs.  (Travel Lite Crib?  Yeah, that weighs 20 lbs and takes up more ...
Brooke's essay dives into the world of off-highway driving.  As she's seen, and as she's dealt with first-hand, it's a macho world that's not very inviting to women.  Off-road trips with ...
Go ahead and vote!  You can be totally anonymous, or leave a comment below.  Either way I want to know. And if you do have one, what rules do you set for showing movies? Do you leverage your sweet ...
My buddy Bobby once declared to me, "My pictures suck. I want a better camera." Like many hopeful lensmen weighing their first camera against their first 8 gigs-worth of digital photos, he was thinking ...
In June of 2010, an abandoned campfire turned into this flaming monster in Northern Arizona: the Schultz Fire. All told, it needlessly consumed over 15,000 acres of premium forest land (it can even ...

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