Industry Insider Interview: John Fink…The Whole Beast

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This year is the Chinese year of the Rabbit, I wanted to begin to introduce an array of fellow craftsman from across the country, John Fink of San Francisco as part of an ongoing  outdoorsman industry insider interview. I met John recently at an event in the S.F. area as I finished judging the meat category of the Good Food Awards. The Good Food … [Read more...]

Popcorn on the Trail

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Popcorn is one of things I miss on a long overland trip. Planning and packing for meals on a week  or longer trip where a grocery store is just a faint memory can be challenging. Just think of the last market visit you made in preparation of  overland travel.    Even with an Engel fridge or the largest cooler, space for fresh or frozen items is at … [Read more...]

White Water, Kayaks, and Good Times

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The changing of the seasons each year brings the excitement and planning for all my upcoming adventures. Too often when we talk about or think of Jeep trips we associate it with a wheeling adventure or expedition. Some of my favorite moments in my Jeeps have been while traveling to or from a camping or hiking trip, kayaking excursion, and even … [Read more...]

Amputee Adventures

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Jerry Dickson grins as he shows me the historical marker with the story of a tall tale spinning amputee who always came out of the mountains with a bit of gold. “See, we aren’t the first Disabled Explorers to travel this desert” he says as we enjoy the moment. … [Read more...]