Reflections on my Mount Whitney Experience: Two Years Later

Two years ago I joined two friends in an attempt to summit Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48. We never made it. Instead, we found ourselves in over our heads and wandering directly into the search for a missing hiker. The experience had a major effect on me —I carry it with me every time I head out into the woods, and I’m a better outdoorsman because of it.⠀⠀⠀⠀

The Gerber Paraframe: An Inexpensive Pocket Knife for EDC

In the past few months, I’ve been on the hunt for a locking pocket knife that I could clip in my pocket and open one-handed. The Gerber Paraframe ticks all my boxes and won’t put you in debt. Here’s everything you need to know if you’re in the market for an affordable, reliable folder.

Not Every Dog is Ready for Off Leash Fun

After watching a puppy narrowly avoid getting hit by a car this past weekend, I decided to share this unpopular opinion — a lot of dogs shouldn’t be off-leash. It isn’t a judgment or a punishment, it’s simply the best way to keep your best friend safe.

Expose Yourself: Rule #79

Don’t get the wrong idea, I’m not telling you to flash people. I’m asking you to expose yourself to the new ideas and new experiences that will help you grow as a person. And maybe hike naked once a year.