Articles written by: Hans Schneider

Hans Schneider got his start in the outdoor industry as a fetus, and worked his first booth at a national tradeshow at the age of 13. He has climbed and competed against Dave Graham, hiked VT's Long Trail, paddled the Delaware River, managed 40 employees in a multi-million-dollar retail store, written gear reviews since he was in 8th grade, and interviewed the likes of Ed Viesturs to Reinhold Messner. He currently works as a sales rep in the kayaking, skiing, climbing, backpacking, running, and travel industries. He knows more about sushi, sashimi, and japanese steel than he cares to admit.

How to Drive Like a Local

How to Drive Like a Local

Whether you’re going ice climbing, snowshoeing, skating, or skiing, you’re going to have to drive to your destination.  Don’t ruin your trip before you even get where you’re going.  You may

What You Need to Know About Layering

What You Need to Know About Layering

While layering is a very basic concept for folks interested in outdoor activities, there’s always someone who needs to learn the whys and wherefores of layering. Maybe you just got into playing in the outdoors,

How to Buy Your First Climbing Shoe

How to Buy Your First Climbing Shoe

Buying a climbing shoe for the first time can be a confusing process. If you’ve never worn climbing shoes before, or if your only experience is with rental shoes, you’re going to be a little overwhelmed by the options available.

5 Handmade Gifts for the Outdoorsy Person in Your Life (Who Has Everything)

5 Handmade Gifts for the Outdoorsy Person in Your Life (Who Has Everything)

We all know how tough it can be to find the right gifts during the Holiday season.   The following items are unique, hand-made, and examples of the finest craftsmanship.  Even that person who seems to have everything probably doesn’t have these.