Outdoor Writing.

This is close to an exhaustive list of all of my published outdoor skills, equipment and lifestyle writing.  If you have questions about anything here, or are interested in my services as a writer, contact me.

Outdoor Skills/Equipment/ Lifestlye Writing

Title/Link Publication Format Summary
TREKKING POLES: Walking sticks can enhance the hiking experience. Sonoma County Regional Parks Newsletter Article An introduction to trekking poles.
Trekking Poles: To Use or Not, Benefits and Drawbacks (Part 1) Trailspace.com Article An introduction to trekking poles, their benefits and drawbacks.
Trekking Poles: Parts Explained (Part 2) Trailspace.com Article An explanation of the parts of a trekking pole.
Trekking Poles: Selecting a Pair (Part 3) Trailspace.com Article How to select one of the many varieties of trekking poles sold.
Trekking Poles: Fit, Maintenance, and Tips (Part 4) Trailspace.com Article How to fit, use, and get the most out of your trekking poles.
Skurka Shares How to Make a Living as an Adventurer Trailspace.com

Article

An interview with renowned long distance hiker Andrew Skurka.
Why do we hike? Trailspace.com

Article

An article republished from the Pacific Crest Trail Association that attempts to elucidate our motivations for hiking.
Famous Mountains You’ve Never Heard Of Trailspace.com

Blog

An exploration of some regionally famous peaks.
Anti-Gear Hero Trailspace.com

Blog

Musings on the role of outdoor equipment in the outdoor lifestyle.
Did Earl Shaffer shortcut first Appalachian Trail thru-hike? Trailspace.com

Article

Did the world-famous “first man to thru-hike the AT” cut corners?
A Cinematic Journey on the Camino de Santiago Trailspace.com

Blog

An exploration of the idea of long distance hiking as a pilgrimage, through the lens of a new film.
Soak your worries away in trailside hot springs Trailspace.com

Article

Practical advice for safely enjoying wilderness hotsprings.
You’re the Designer: Outdoor CompaniesTurn to Customers for New Product Ideas Trailspace.com

Article

Documenting the influence of “crowdsourcing” in outdoor gear manufacture.
Custom Gear Revival Trailspace.com

Article

Custom gear and equipment is increasingly accessible to “ordinary” consumers.
See and Be Seen with Reflective Technology Trailspace.com

Article

Practical advice for remaining visible in low-light situations.
How to Cross Streams and Rivers Trailspace.com

Article

Tips and tricks to cross backcountry streams safely.
Get to your hike by bus, train, or bike Trailspace.com

Article

Sustainable transportation solutions for hikers.
All my Trailspace.com blogs Trailspace.com

A comprehensive index of all my blogs for Trailspace.com
All my Trailspace.com articles Trailspace.com

A comprehensive index of all my articles for Trailspace.com
Trekking Poles American Hiker Magazine (a publication of American Hiking Society)

Article

A quick introduction to the benefits of trekking poles, and some of their potential ecological consequences.
Avoid Common Hiking Mishaps American Hiker Magazine (a publication of American Hiking Society)

Article

Tricks to avoid common show-stoppers on the trail.
Spring Cleaning American Hiker Magazine (a publication of American Hiking Society)

Article

How to make sure your gear is fresh and clean.
Select Sustainability American Hiker Magazine (a publication of American Hiking Society)

Article

How to ensure your gear choices are as sustainable as possible.
Hiking Gear, Then and Now American Hiker Magazine (a publication of American Hiking Society)

Article

How hiking gear has changed over the years.
A Walk Through Time (page 1 page 2) American Hiker Magazine (a publication of American Hiking Society)

Article

Remembering backpacking pioneer and author Colin Fletcher.
American Hiking Society Volunteers Maintain the Pinnell Mountain Trail American Hiker Magazine (a publication of American Hiking Society)

Article

A first person account of trail maintenance in the land of the midnight sun.
Winter Hiking American Hiker Magazine (a publication of American Hiking Society)

Article

The pleasures and challenges of winter hiking.
Lightweight Techniques American Hiker Magazine (a publication of American Hiking Society)

Article

Exposes myths and truths about lightening your load.
Hiker - Ed Talone Maine Chapter of the International Appalachian Trail Association

Blog

An introduction to the Journey of Ed Talone on the International Appalachian Trail.
Ed Talone completes 4554 mile hike Maine Chapter of the International Appalachian Trail Association

Blog

An announcement of the completion of Ed’s hike.