Backpacking Tip

Posted on Sep 13, 2015 in DIY, Gear

Always bring a little bit of duct tape with you; you never know when you might need it.

On my last trip I discovered this small leak on the bottom of my pad. Taping it up kept me from sleeping on the hard rocks. The tape on the bottom of the pad was from a few years go when a spark landed on it while snow camping.

Duct tape patch thermarest pad

What works well for me is wrapping some duct tape around my lip balm.


Dry Baking with an Alcohol Stove

Posted on Jan 3, 2015 in DIY, Gear

Inspired by Shug’s recent post to YouTube, I bought a Fancee Feest alcohol stove and tried some dry baking. It worked out pretty good so I think I may need to try this on my next backpacking trip.

Fancee Feest Stove with simmer ring
3 in baking pan
Heet (yellow bottle) alcohol
Backcountry titanium pot (like this)
Cheap pie crust pan (cut up for spacer in mug)
Pancake batter (cause I had it already)
Chocolate chips

Used 3/4 oz of fuel for about a 13.5 minute burn. Next time I think I will try a little less and shoot for 11 minute bake time.

I baked with dried cherries first, but chocolate chips were better :)
I bet plain with honey would be good too.


Read on to see the end result

Soaring Through Phoenix Oregon

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 in DJI Phantom, Entertainment, Gear, GoPro, Hobbies, Video

Day 3 with my Phantom 2. I’m starting to learn what works and what doesn’t. Definitely need to learn to throttle on turns and pans.

Day 2 with the Phantom 2

Posted on Jun 11, 2014 in DJI Phantom, Gear, GoPro, Hobbies

Lowepro Photo Sport 200 AW Review – The Best Photo Backpack for Running and Adventures

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 in Gear, Photography, Reviews

I’m a very active person who is constantly on the move, running, biking, hiking, you name it, and no matter what I’m doing I always love having my camera with me but never the camera bag. That is, until I found the Lowepro Photo Sport 200 AW.

The best photo backpack for running and adventure.

The best photo backpack for running and adventure.

Read On…

DIY Cable Cam

Posted on Aug 21, 2013 in DIY, Gear, Hobbies, Video

I’ve been wanting to make a mountain bike video for a while now but, just haven’t done it yet. The other night I thought to myself, “It sure would be cool to get some flying camera shots though the trees”. After doing some quick research on YouTube I discovered making my own cable cam could be easy. So today I whipped one up.

Here’s a few pics and a short test video. I can’t wait to try it out on the trails!

diy cable cam 2

diy cable cam 3

diy cable cam 1


I used my cable cam for the first time in this video

DIY Camer Slider For Under $15

Posted on Jul 13, 2013 in DIY, Gear, Video

DIY camer slider for under $15

In preparation for Steens I made a camera slider today. All of the supplies cost me less than $15 (I had scrap 2x4s laying around). Check out the quick demo video below. I’m excited to put this new tool to real use!

New 16-35mm Lens!

Posted on Jun 21, 2013 in Gear, Photography

Each year I seem to upgrade my camera gear with bigger and better equipment, usually just in time for Steens Mountain Running Camp. This year I decided to invest in an ultra-wide lens: the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 II


Read on and view a few more photos

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