Freewrite Distraction-Free Typewriter

From Hemingwrite to Freewrite (A Kickstarter Journey)

The Hemingwrite turned into the Freewrite. And after a lot of waiting, it’s finally been released in the wild and coming to a coffee shop near you …


You’re gonna get wet in the Hammocraft

The Hammocraft is comprised of an aluminum frame that attaches as many as five hammocks to a series of inflatable paddleboards. What could go wrong?

John Muir Trail Starts HEre

How to Get a John Muir Trail Permit

If you want to hike the John Muir Trail, you’re going to a wilderness permit from Yosemite National Park. But how do you get one?

The Snowpeak Sky Nest Tent

Weird Gear: Snowpeak Sky Nest Tent

The Snowpeak Sky Nest, is a two-person tent that hangs from the trees like a hammock, but it’s really expensive and really heavy.

BioLite PowerLight Mini

Gear Up: BioLite PowerLight Mini

The BioLite PowerLight Mini is a fantastic compact wearable lantern and rechargeable battery for use in the backcountry and the city.

You don't really need this expensive brewing robot to make good beer.

Stuff You Don’t Need: The Minibrew

The Minibrew will handle all the messy, inconvenient, and time-consuming aspects of home brewing … but you don’t need it.

The Pint Canteen that converts to a cup.

Rewards Package: The Pint from Stable Goods Co.

I was intrigued when I learned about The Pint, a canteen that converts to a cup, so I ordered one. Mine arrived the other day, and it’s fantastic.

The fixings for making two batches of IPA Pickles

Making IPA Pickles: Results (and a Recipe)

As it turns out, pickles are insanely easy to make and the recipe is perfect for experimentation. And that’s how I decided to make two batches of IPA Pickles.

The books I read in 2015

Books I Read in 2015

A list of the books I read in 2015.

How to Drive off a Mountain Road

How to Drive off a Mountain Road

When driving CA-2 (the Angeles Crest Highway), it’s critical to always remember one thing — you’re on a mountain, and if you lose control of your vehicle, there’s a very real chance you’ll drive right off of it.