Bear’s 2018 Backpacking, Camping, and Travel Best Gear

Note: If you want to save some money on a footprint, Tyvek is great, lightweight, and cheap! Nemo Asashi 4P (discontinued) Nemo Losi 3p (discontinued) Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry Sack – There’s also the Ultra-Sil version which is lighter, but I think the straps and buckles are tougher and compression works a bit better on these. Eagle Creek Pack-It …

We Long For Adventure – Yosemite 2017

We long for adventure, and our hearts burn with desire so we sit by the fire and we share our wildest memories. Gazing upon the night sky we chant with love and wonder and as the moon rises above the trees the wind whispers our fears, our hopes, our dreams Where are we? We are in a place that shares …

Music For The Road: Gayle Skidmore – The Golden West

Music For The Road is a category where I feature some of my favorite musicians I’ve been privileged to meet on the road. I met Gayle Skidmore a LONG time ago. Back in 2007 I was wondering around a music festival in the middle of nowhere in California, most of the bands were heavy rock, punk, or even 80s hair metal …

An Infrared Look – North California

A few months ago I had the opportunity to do this crazy road trip from Kansas to Los Angeles, then drove up the coast up to San Francisco, and back to Kansas. During this trip I was joined by Ces, let me briefly tell you a bit about him. All the projects I’ve done so far have been with him …

Abandon – an infraRED Rough Cut

A few days ago I got home from a month-long road trip along the coast of California, Grand Canyon, Zion, and Moab. Two days later I had to be in Vegas for NAB. I really wanted to show some people some of the stuff I had captured during my road trip, so I put together a very quick cut of …

Bear’s 2018 Best Binocular & Spotting Scope Tripods for Hunting

The Summit SS is the smallest and lightest tripod out there that you can get for hunting, but because of its 5lb payload it is not ideal for full size spotting scopes. However if you are using binoculars most of the time, this is going to be the best value as well as the lightest weight in tripods you can get. Material: …

Faroe Islands Packing List

Outdoor Research Realm ($279)Outdoor Research Foray ($220)Marmot PreCip ($100)Marmot Minimalist ($189)Arcteryx Zeta LT ($425) Outdoor Research AspireOutdoor Research Helium IIMarmot PreCip – Women’sArcteryx Zeta LT ($425) Marmot Reactor Fleece Jacket Patagonia R1 HoodyArc’teryx Fortrez HoodyPatagonia Re-Tool Snap-T Pullover Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Hooded Jacket Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer – Women’sRei Co-Op Magma 850Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket – Women’sPatagonia Down …