Trip Report: Zip Lost Pines (Video)

Ziping at Zip Lost Pines A group of us headed to Zip Lost Pines near Bastrop, Texas on May 6, 2017. Zip Lost Pines is an interesting use of the available land and an exciting adventure. Make sure you check out the video below to get an idea of the fun. If you are curious […]

Outdoor Movie Review: A Walk in the Woods

Outdoor Movie Review: A Walk in the Woods Director: Ken Kwapis Based on the book by: Bill Bryson Early this week, Jarrett was extremely enthusiastic about going to the movies.  It seemed strange to me that he was excited about going, given how he considers movie theaters to generally be a waste of money.  I […]

Recipe: Backpacking Pancakes

Easy Backpacking Pancakes I have been on the lookout for new recipes to try on our trips.  One of these recipes was for easy pancakes, which I tried during our trip to Pedernales Falls State Park.  I usually just eat instant oatmeal for breakfast, but I decided there might be something even better out there. […]

Our Wish List for 2015

Our Goals and Wishes for 2015 It is only tradition to prepare a set of goals for the New Year’s, and we have been thinking about all the fun things that we would like to do in 2015.  More likely, these goals will end up being more of a wish list than anything else.  I […]

Book Review: Everest Pilgrim

A Book Review Over Everest Pilgrim Today’s book review will cover Everest Pilgrim: A Solo Trek to Nepal’s Everest Base Camp and Beyond.  The book was interesting from cover to cover and an easy read.  It mostly covers a trek through the mountains of Nepal, but provides some useful information for someone looking to plan […]

Outdoor News for December

Exciting News for Early December While I missed reporting any news for the month of November, I am prepared to share the news I’ve found interesting for early December (mostly December at least).  First off, there are a lot of holiday options (Christmas and New Year’s) available in Texas State Parks, and I am hoping […]

BeeGee’s Gear List

The Gear BeeGee Brings on Our Hikes Finally, back from Thanksgiving with the family and all the Holiday travel, and I hope your Thanksgiving was a great one.  As I promised previously, I will be covering all the gear that BeeGee carries or has me carry for her.  The list varies by season, but the […]

Book Review: Easy Hiking Recipes

A Book Review Covering Easy Hiking Recipes I hope you all can forgive me for all the book reports because I still have a few more in the works.  I’ve had various types of appointments recently preventing me from getting outside so reading about adventures is the best I can do.  Today’s book review will […]

Book Review: Backpacking: The Ultimate Guide

A Book Review Covering Backpacking: The Ultimate Guide Today I am going to do a book review covering Backpacking: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started on your First Backpacking Trip. This book was a pretty short and quick read. Plus, the book can provide some excellent knowledge to beginners and their quest to improve your […]

The Multiple Uses of Bandanas

The Many Reasons You Should be Carrying a Bandana In Your Pack Uses of Bandanas Today we will be covering some great uses of a bandana. Bandanas are a great multi use item that can lower your pack weight and simplify life.  When I go on an adventure, I always bring a bandana with me.  […]