What’s in my pack: A seriously rugged camera

Filming in the Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan

I play hard, get dirty, wet, and spend full days outside in below freezing temps – usually with a camera in hand. Photography is an important part of my life, but I have no patience for a camera that slows me down or takes crappy images. I need a rugged camera that also takes killer […]

Podcast: Solo adventure tips and safety

Flowers at White Pine Lake, Utah

After a bit of a break, I’m back up and recording on the podcast. My break is not without cause. Let me share… For the last month, I’ve been eyeballs deep in building my business, Active Explorer Media. Actually, it’s more like formalizing something I’ve been doing for years. In addition to writing, I’m expanding […]

Outdoor goodie giveaway!

Coleman Mini 1st Aid Kit

I’m excited to share that I’ve agreed to be a brand ambassador for Potable Aqua, and its parent company, Wisconsin Pharmaceutical. Who is Wisconsin Pharmaceutical? You may be more familiar with their Coleman branded first aid kits, bug repellants, and Sting Eze. I’m approached by many brands to do reviews or they simply want me […]

Announcing The Active Explorer Podcast

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For the first time in a while, I have a big announcement to make. No, I’m not moving again… But I am adding a new way to explore and learn about outdoor adventure and fitness, The Active Explorer Podcast. I’ve been in the “thinking about it” mode for over a year and figured I’d just […]

Canyoneering in the Kingdom of Jordan

Wadi Ghwayr, Jordan

Rushing water pushed me off the rocks for the third time, so I finally accepted a hand up the short waterfall. We were a couple of miles up Wadi Ghwayr in Jordan’s Dana Biosphere Preserve. Wadi refers to a valley, stream or channel that is dry except during the rainy season. In this case, it […]