Showing posts with label Adventure-Travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Adventure-Travel. Show all posts

Traveling to California - The Lost Coast Trail with Tepui Tents

As we round out the week, just a quick note on blog updates for next week. I'll be starting the month of May with a quick trip to California where I'll be testing out a Tepui Tents rooftop tent while spending a couple of days hiking on the Lost Coast Trail. This gives me the opportunity to not only see a place that I've heard so much about, but also test out some gear as well. I've been wanting to checkout Tepui's shelters for some time now, and this will be a great chance to do just that.

Traveling to California - The Lost Coast Trail with Tepui Tents

I depart early on Monday and will be back early on Thursday, so there is a good chance there won't be any updates until next Friday. But should a big story break, there is a chance I'll be able to post something to the blog before then. In the meantime, have a great weekend, enjoy the spring weather, and I'll be back before you know it. After this trip, I don't have anything planned for a few weeks, which means I should be around for summit season in the Himalaya. Always an exciting time of year for sure.

Which Countries are the Most Adventurous? One Company Thinks it Knows

Ever wondered which countries in the world have the most adventurous citizens? A new study by a company called ShareaCamper claims to have figured out the answer to that question by studying the online search patterns for more than 40 countries and ranking the results. The winner, at least on this criteria? The Netherlands. According to a press release put out yesterday, ShareaCamper – which as the name implies is an RV rental service – chose eight different adventurous actives, such as skydiving, skiing, and caravanning (aka overlanding) to be the basis of its research.

Gear Closet: EcoFlow River Portable Generator Review

The options available to us for keeping our electronic devices charged while in remote regions continue to grow. A couple of weeks back I took a look at the Renogy Phoenix Solar Generator and found it to be a powerful and full featured – if a bit heavy – method for staying charged while on the go. Now, I've gotten my hands on another portable generator called the EcoFlow River that will be available soon, and it brings some more intriguing possibilities to the market.

Nat Geo Posts 2017 Spring/Summer Gear Guide

Now that April is all but behind us, it is pretty safe to say that spring is in full swing and summer isn't all that far off either. Of course, that means it is time to head back outside an enjoy all of the activities that the warmer months have to offer. Of course, the changing of the seasons is also the perfect excuse to add some new gear to your arsenal as well, and National Geographic is here to help.

Nat Geo Celebrates National Parks Week With 10 Big Adventures

This week is National Park Week here in the U.S., which is dedicated to recognizing the amazing places that have been set aside as protected spaces for the public to enjoy. Those locations include iconic destinations like Yosemite and Yellowstone, as well as some lesser known spots like the Dry Tortugas and Isle Royale. To help us celebrate the occasion, National Geographic has posted a list of the top 10 national park adventures, giving readers a seres of challenges and epic activities, all of which take place inside one of the parks.

The Top 50 Adventures in the World According to Elite Traveler

Here at The Adventure Blog we're always on the lookout for exciting new opportunities to get out and explore the amazing world that we live in. Now, thanks to a magazine called Elite Traveler, we have a bunch of new ones to add to our bucket list. The periodical recently announced its Top 50 Adventures, providing readers with some fantastic suggestions of where to go and what to do on their next active escape.

Gear Closet: Renogy Phoenix Solar Generator

Need to keep your electronic devices charged while at base camp? Do you often find yourself in remote places but need power for your projects? The new Phoenix Solar Generator from Renogy just might be the solution you've been looking for. This stand-alone power station has everything you need to stay functional in the backcountry, provided you don't mind carrying a bit of extra weight.

On the Road in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

After spending a few very nice weeks back home following my trip to the Falklands and South Georgia, it's now time to hit the road once again. This time I'm not going quite so far, but it will still be an interesting trip. Today, I head out to Coeur d'Aline, Idaho to attend the AdventureElevate conference put on by the Adventure Travel Trade Association.

Outside Gives Us the 40 Most Important Pieces of Gear Ever Designed

Outside magazine continues its 40th anniversary celebration with a new article that takes a look at the 40 most significant tools and toys ever designed for use in the outdoors. Essentially, this list consists of the most iconic pieces of gear that the magazine's editors have seen over the course of its existence, and as you might expect it is filled with some amazing products, most of which changed the industry.

Some of the items earning a spot in the line-up include the DJI Phantom Drone, which pretty much revolutionized outdoor filmmaking over the past few years, especially when paired with a GoPro Camera, which also made the cut. Other important breakthroughs in gear include Sierra Designs DryDown, which ushered in the era of hydrophobic down jackets and sleeping bags, as well as the MSR WhisperLite Stove, which is lauded for making backpacking stoves incredibly lightweight and more efficient.

Gear Closet: Mountain Hardwear AC Long Sleeve Henley Review

It has been quite an impressive year for Mountain Hardwear. Over the past 12 months or so, the company has been squarely focused on creating a gear renaissance by setting its sights on getting back to the things that made it one of the trend setters in the outdoor space for so long. In recent years, MH has been criticized for not being as innovative as it once was and for releasing products that fell below the loft expectations that its core customers has come to rely on. But over the past year the Mountain Hardwear design team has been hard at work putting out some of its best products ever. I've been especially impressed with the Stretch Down jacket for instance and I love the new Scrambler waterproof backpacks. Now, you can add the AC Henley shirt to that list too.

Gear Closet: Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Review

It's no secret I'm a big fan of Adventure Medical Kits. In fact, I carry one of their first aid kits with me on pretty much every trip I take. They're incredibly well designed, have everything you need in a neat, well organized, and compact package, and its easy to restock when you start to run low on supplies. Recently, I've had the chance to take a look at the company's revamped line of Mountain Medical Kits, and as usual I came away very impressed with the products and the attention to detail shown in putting them together.

Gear Closet: Mountain Hardwear Scrambler RT 20 Review

Through my various travels and outdoor adventures I've come to understand that no single backpack is perfect for every activity. Sure, some are more versatile than others, but I've found that there are times when you need a purpose-built pack that meets some very specific requirements. I was reminded of this recently while traveling in the Falkland Islands and on South Georgia in the Southern Ocean. On that trip, I needed a good daypack to carry all of my gear and supplies for a variety of outings. But, that pack also needed to be able to protect my equipment from moisture too. Lots and lots of moisture.

What It's Like to Climb Mt. Kenya in Africa

When we discuss climbing high peaks in Africa, the story usually revolves around a trek on Mt. Kilimanjaro – the highest peak on the continent. Alternatively, you may also find reports of climbing in the Atlas Range in Morocco or similar peaks in North Africa. But, there is another significant mountain that is worth considering as well, and it is often overlooked by adventure travelers and trekkers alike.

Gear Closet: Goal Zero Venture 70 USB Battery Pack

My recent trip to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia in the Southern Ocean were a perfect testing grounds for new gear. While in those wild and beautiful places, I had the chance to put a bunch of new products to the test, and in the coming days I'll be sharing my thoughts on a number of new products that you'll want to have on your radar. That starts today with a look at the new Venture 70 battery pack from Goal Zero, a rugged USB charger with plenty of power and features to help keep your gadgets powered up while on the go.

Gear Closet: Goal Zero Venture 70 USB Battery Pack

Heading to the Southern Ocean

I've alluded to it in a couple of posts over the past week or so, but now's the time to announce that I'm heading out on another adventure. This time, I'll be traveling in the Southern Ocean, sailing from Argentina to The Falkland Islands and South Georgia, two places that I am very much looking forward to seeing. South Georgia in particular should be spectacular, not only for the scenery, but the historical elements with the Shackleton Expedition for instance.

Space X is Sending Two (Rich) People to the Moon Next Year

The promise of true commercial space travel has been just out of reach and over the next horizon for a number of years now. Every time it seems like we're getting close to making it happen, unforeseen delays, technical hurdles, and outright disasters force us to move the launch of the second space age back by months or years. But, if Space X founder Elon Musk is to be believed, his company is going to send two wealthy passengers around the moon next year.

Gear Closet: First Look at Upcoming Gear From REI

A few weeks back I was lucky enough to be invited on a trip to Bryce Canyon where I would be treated to an early look at some new outdoor gear coming our way courtesy of REI. Typically, Bryce is a dry, warm place that is perfect for hiking and backpacking, but on our trip it turned out to be pretty much the exact opposite. The weather mixed in a little of everything, including sun, rain, sleet, hail, heavy rain, high winds, mud, snow, and yet more rain. And just to make things more interesting, there were even tornadoes and flash floods in the area too. In other words, it was the perfect conditions to test out new gear, even if the team wasn't especially comfortable, warm, and dry at all times.

Gear Closet: First Look at Upcoming Gear From REI