How to keep those fun tokens!
I had the pleasure of teaching a four-week backpacking basics series throughout March for Nashville Community Education. The combined eight hours of lectures were a lot of work to put together (thus so few website articles last month!) but the effort paid off – we’ve got a great group of 20 folks ready to go explore the great outdoors. While I won’t be posting all the messy notes/outlines I used or the presentation decks, I’ll definitely be using them as the basis of future posts.
Thanks for your patience as I devoted my time and energy to this course; more gear reviews, trail tips, and articles coming soon!
Photo credit: Laura Forester
At the beginning of this year, I became a Cumberland Transit Ambassador! I am beyond honored and excited to further CT’s mission of sharing a love of the outdoors and adventure with everyone. Along with being Nashville’s oldest and largest locally-owned outfitter, CT’s staff has decades of experience with all the outdoor activities you love and want to learn. Cumberland Transit is more than just a store with sweet gear and awesome old wooden floors; they are a staple of the outdoor community in Nashville and offer something for everyone – novice and expert – through events, activity groups, and community involvement. I hope this upcoming year I can share this great outdoor community with you and encourage you to grab an old friend, make a new friend, and get outdoors!
2018 is going to rock, y’all!
I hope everyone got some shiny new gear from their wish list this holiday season. And since winter is still a great time to backpack (no bugs, less people, plenty of water), I hope some of you have already made plans to play with your new toys and gear outside soon. Continue reading “New year, new gear, new goals”
Welcome to Firestarter’s Guide to Gear, Trails, and General Recklessness.
After the eighth time explaining how the scariest encounter I had on the Appalachian Trail was with a porcupine, and after helping multiple people on el Camino adjust their load lifters on their packs to carry weight appropriately, I decided it would be easier to just write it all down online for anyone to reference. Continue reading “Not a guide for starting fires”