Articles written by: Brad Lane

Originally from the great state of Iowa, Brad now works in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia as a wilderness guide.

Capture the Moment: 5 Adventure Cameras & Accessories to Help You Do So

Capture the Moment: 5 Adventure Cameras & Accessories to Help You Do So

Trying to get your buddies to watch your shaky adventure video shot on your smartphone but only receiving yawns and rolling eyes? Take your adventure video to the next step with this selection of adventure cameras and accessories: Contour +2 – $349.99 This sleek looking tube-shaped camera has a quick [...]

Save Your Space: Car Racks and Mounts

Save Your Space: Car Racks and Mounts

Looking to haul some gear, save some space in the trunk, and keep everything you own from spilling on the highway? Look no further because here for you today are 8 options to lug your luggage and transport your tow-ables, all guaranteed to get you where your going with all [...]

6 Ciders to Spice up Your Life

6 Ciders to Spice up Your Life

Alright, any other time of the year I’m not much of a cider drinker. But like they say, when in Rome, do as the Romans. And when Rome is covered by Autumn foliage and the brisk wind of Fall, have a cider. But don’t just go for any run of [...]

An Ode to Fall

An Ode to Fall

Each season has a flavor. The Summer is hot with a side of extra daylight and perspiration, while the Winter is best served cold with plenty of snow. All the seasons have their own excitement and intrigue, but as I’m sitting down in the noon day’s sun on a beautiful [...]

State Breakdown: The State of Washington

State Breakdown: The State of Washington

Looking for a place to relocate? Are you familiar with the Westward approach of Manifest Destiny? And how do you feel about apples? Regardless of how you answer any of these questions, here for you today is a breakdown of the 42nd state admitted to the union, home to the [...]

Snares, Traps, and Survival Videos: 6 Videos to Prosper in a Castaway Situation

Snares, Traps, and Survival Videos: 6 Videos to Prosper in a Castaway Situation

You never know when you’ll be marooned on a deserted island with only a coconut as a friend. You might not be able to predict when you and your gang of angsty preadolescence boys are left on an island to govern themselves. And who says the zombie apocalypse isn’t that [...]

6 Purifying Methods to Get Your Thirst Quenched

6 Purifying Methods to Get Your Thirst Quenched

Want to hear a funny joke about dehydration? DEHYDRATION IS NOT FUNNY! The number one key to any outside fun is proper hydration, and here for you today is a list of 6 different purification methods to get clean water into your system while you are in the back country: [...]

Where to Work: Five Studies of the Best Cities

Where to Work: Five Studies of the Best Cities

Thinking about relocating but not sure where to go? Well thankfully, thousands of other people have asked this same question and extensive research has been done to find some answers. Here are 5 studies from across the U.S. to help get you started in that next big direction: Forbe’s “Best [...]

Light Your Way: 6 Different Headlamps, Lanterns, and Lighting Devices for the Back Country

Light Your Way: 6 Different Headlamps, Lanterns, and Lighting Devices for the Back Country

We’ve all been there before. Stumbling around the pitch dark in your underwear outside of your tent, fumbling with random tree branches and stubbing your feet along poorly-placed rocks, all in the search for a decent spot to use the restroom…Terrible. So you don’t get lost in the dark on [...]

The Best Part of Waking Up – 6 Different Methods to Brew Coffee in the Back Country

The Best Part of Waking Up – 6 Different Methods to Brew Coffee in the Back Country

Nothing starts the camping day off right like a good cup o’ back country brew. There are many different methods to get a decent cup of Joe while you’re roughing it, and to get you started, here’s a list of six different methods, brands, and options for your next backpacking [...]