GEAR AID: Clean-Repair-Reuse

GEAR AID Gear Aid is a care and repair company that started in 1981 with the Aquaseal product. Over the years it has operated and sold products under the McNett and Revivex brands, while continuing to be made in America. In their words: "We teach people how to keep their well loved and expensive … [Read more...]

BRINE LINE: Diamond in the Rough

The Diamond in the Rough: Exploring the Brine Line of Great Falls of the Potomac By: Bobby "The Dogg" Miller (For laughs and context be sure to click on the embedded links. You won't be disappointed.) Far from most paddlers’ minds, and tucked away in a hidden slot canyon, the Brine Line … [Read more...]

PADDLING OUT: 31st Annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest

The Santa Cruz Paddlefest is always a highlight of my year! The gathering of the paddle surf tribe in Santa Cruz, CA, to surf the world-class waves on offer at Steamer Lane, is a special time and place to be alive. The Lane always seems to deliver the goods for the competitions, but every once in a … [Read more...]

Compact Camp Chairs: The Ultimate Review

The Ultimate Compact Camp Chair Review The search for the ultimate camp chair continues! In this comparison review I’m going to introduce you to eight of the latest compact camp chairs on the market, all of which are high quality and designed to pack up small. I've already reviewed a few chairs in … [Read more...]

2016 EXPLORING ELEMENTS: Year In Review

2016 was full of adventure on the road less traveled! I've now lived the nomadic North American overland lifestyle for over 5 years, with glimmers of change in the air, as international flights have already been booked, and the possibility of a home base on the east coat to launch adventures further … [Read more...]