7 Crazy Coffee Contraptions

Seven Crazy Coffee Contraptions

We take a look at seven crazy coffee contraptions that look mighty stylish and will set you back a good bit of money—but won’t necessarily make a better cup of coffee.

SYDN: Keratase Hair Coach

Stuff You Don’t Need: Keratase Hair Coach

When it comes to brushing your hair, you definitely don’t need the Kerastase Hair Coach.

Unboxed: BivySak December 2016

BivySak: They Ship. You Explore. BivySak, unlike some of the other subscription boxes I’ve reviewed here, ships quarterly. This means, of course, it’s a little more expensive on a per-shipment basis. However, if you look at the cost over a three-month period,the price of each shipment is competitive with other boxes, which tend to run… Read more »

Cow? Or Fish?

An Udderly Ridiculous Interaction with Niantic Ingress Support

Niantic Ingress Support wants you to believe a fish is cow.

JMT Permit Revision

Applying for a John Muir Trail Permit May Have Gotten Easier

It may be easier to apply for a John Muir Trail permit, but getting one may be more challenging, thanks to a revision in this years reservation process.

5 Backpacking Recipes

5 Backpacking Recipes Anyone Can Make

Just because you’re miles from anything resembling civilization doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a civilized meal. These 5 backpacking recipes will keep even the hungriest of hungry hikers satisfied—at least until breakfast.

Unboxed: Nomadik (November 2016)

Join me as I open up the Nomadik November 2016 subscription box and take a critical look at what’s inside.

Books I Read in 2016

Books I Read 2016

Like I do every year, in 2016 I read some books. However, despite great aspirations, I didn’t finish off as many as I’d read in 2015. That means now many of the books in my “to read in 2016” stack will carry over into 2017. At least I hope. Until then, these are the …… Read more »

Unboxed: Isle Box (November 2016)

Unboxed #6 takes a look at the Isle Box November 2016 subscription box.

Firewatch, a Game about Fire Lookout Towers

‘Firewatch,’ The Game About Fire Lookout Towers

I’ve long been fascinated by Fire Lookout Towers, so when I learned about Campo Santo’s ‘Firewatch’ video game, I knew I’d definitely be playing.

  • Not Enough to Waste

    Not Enough to Waste

    For more than 3 years, Los Angeles residents have been told we’re in drought conditions. But Green LA Coalition has a contrasting idea about water,

  • 2010 365: A Photo a day.

    The 2010 Photo Project

    Way back in 2010, I took a photo a day. Here’s the whole set on Flickr.

  • In teh beginning ...

    In the beginning …

    A post about beginning.