Unboxed: BattleBox No. 1 - February 2017

Unboxed: BattlBox March 2017

In this installment of Unboxed, I take a deeper look under the lid of my first regular BattlBox shipment—BattlBox March 2017.

Books I Read in 2017

Books I Read in 2017

All the books I read in 2017.

Fordsbasement 2017 Gift Guide

The Fordsbasement 2017 Gift Guide

For the fourth year running, I present to you, dear reader, my list of life-affirming durable goods perfect for the adventurer or the adventurous at heart.


Where Did You (Not) Pitch Your Tent Last Night?

Instagram account youdidnotsleepthere reminds us that while Instagram photos can showcase beautiful imagery, they can also tell beautiful lies.

Brewing Perfect Travel Coffee: A Complete Guide

If you’re serious about coffee on a road trip, the only way to go is to make it yourself. Here’s what you’ll need to brew the perfect travel coffee.

Essentials: Ultrathon Insect Repellent

When it comes to keeping biting insects at bay, nothing works quite as well as a liberal dose of Ultrathon Insect Repellent.

Weird Gear: Trail Nest Roof Top Hammock

Weird Gear: Trail Nest Rooftop Hammock Stand

If I’m going to use a hammock, I want to be using the Trail Nest Rooftop Hammock Stand.

Unboxed: BivySak March 2017

In this installment of Unboxed, I peel back the lid on the BivySak March 2017 subscription box.

How to Brew a Tiny Cup of Coffee from a Single Coffee Bean

This is what happened when Finnish coffee company Paulig asked designer Luca Zannoto to make a really tiny cup of coffee from a single coffee bean.

Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide 2nd Edition

Essential Reading: Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide 2nd Edition

Check out The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide, Second Edition: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail, the newest edition of Andrew Skurka’s essential guide, one of the best resources for long distance hikers.

  • Keep Your Collars Stiff and Happy

    How to Keep Your Collars Stiff and Happy

    With these titanium multi-tool collar stays, my collars have never been crisper. Plus, I’m handy to have around for opening a frosty beverage.

  • Making Hot Sauce

    Making Hot Sauce

    I don’t make enough stuff. So, to correct that oversight, I’m making hot sauce.

  • The Bow Tie Effect

    When people know that you are able to tie a bow tie, something strange and wonderful happens: People give you bow ties.

  • The End is Night

    The End is Nigh!

    In case you haven’t been paying attention, the end of the world will happen this year. Oddly, it ended last year, too, and even the year before that …

  • Intellientsia, Coffee Satisfaction

    The Coming Coffee Apocalypse, A Meditation

    A coffee apocalypse? Say it ain’t so!

  • The curious case of the race photographer.

    The Curious Case of the Race Photographer

    Some people seem to enjoy photographing people who run races. The curious case of the the freelance Race Photographer is a fascinating one ….