Articles written by: James Kennedy

I hike. I write.

Winter Backpacking and Camping Tips

Winter Backpacking and Camping Tips

“Winter’s a great time to get out. No bugs, no crowds. You just need to have a little preparation ahead of time.” Have you been longing for the days when you can camp outside again? John Pugh goes over some good tips for staying warm in the wintertime. John talks about the [...]

Q & A with Marco Tedesco: Presenting Climate Science Through Art

Q & A with Marco Tedesco: Presenting Climate Science Through Art

One of the hot topics in environmental news has been the melting of Greenland. Some use this as a political arena while others, like Professor Marco Tedesco, merely wish for people to understand what’s going on in our world. 

Jeremy Collins on Reaching People Through Art

Jeremy Collins on Reaching People Through Art

Climber, artist, activist – these are all words that describe the man Jeremy Collins. If he’s not on a rock face then chances are you will find him with a sketch pad or behind the camera.

Outdoor Retailer 2013 Gear Roundup

Outdoor Retailer 2013 Gear Roundup

There are many trade shows around the world, but only a handful excite us as much as Outdoor Retailer. All of the best outdoor brands in the world, congregated in one central area to show off their newest goodies – now that’s what we call a good time. Here’s a look [...]

Crowd Sourcing to Fund Greenland Research

Crowd Sourcing to Fund Greenland Research

If you know anything about Greenland, then you probably know that it isn’t as green as it sounds. Or is it?

The Human Aspect of Conservation: Interview with Laura Belleville of ATC

The Human Aspect of Conservation: Interview with Laura Belleville of ATC

Ever wondered what it would be like to have a career in trail conservation? Laura Belleville of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy is the Director of Conservation for the long 2,180 miles of winding trails, and she can tell you it’s not the easiest job – but one of the most [...]

I Have Confidence In The Next Generation – Interview With Sky from Tarma Designs

I Have Confidence In The Next Generation – Interview With Sky from Tarma Designs

Richard (Sky) George is an avid outdoorsman who makes eco friendly jewelry and art. He is the founder of Tarma Designs as well as working on the board of directors for the Pacific Crest Trail.

Not Always on the Rickshaw

What’s the fun of racing through India if you can’t hang with the locals? The YogaSlackers are still in South Central Asia, but they’ve been known to take the occasional break off their rickshaws. Being serenaded by elderly Indian gentlemen, trying strange new coffee, and having monkeys with bananas – [...]

YogaSlackers Competing in India Rickshaw Run

If you haven’t been able to tell, we’re really into people who go on wild adventures. We like them even more if they’re doing it for a good cause. The YogaSlackers happen to be doing just that – they’re racing through India in what are basically souped up three-wheeled lawnmowers. [...]

The Grid and the Future of Energy

A friend of mine once told me how to hijack cars in the badlands of Tanzania; roll a large boulder in the middle of a deteriorating road forcing the driver to choose between a large pothole, going head on with the rock, or getting out and getting hijacked.