Here’s a list of some of the gear I use and recommend.  I’ll be continually updating this list as I get new stuff and I’ll try to take the time to add links and eventually review it all for you.  Till then:



  • Patagonia Down Sweater – Versatile down jacket that’s lightweight and mega warm
  • Columbia Titanium Omni-Dry Silver Ridge II Convertible Pant – Inexpensive and light convertible hiking pants
  • Patagonia Trucker Hats – I know, it’s just a hat, but I think it’s cool
  • Brooks Vapor Dry running gloves – Breathable gloves that keep my hands warm and moisture free when the mercury dips



  • Montrail Masochist running shoes  – Best trail running shoes I’ve tried yet.  I’m on my third pair.
  • Saucony Progrid triumph 7 – The best road runners I’ve worn.  Great for heavier pavement pounders like myself



  • REI Quarterdome 3 person tent – Light on weight and high on features.  What I’ve come to expect from REI brand gear.
  • JetBoil Flash cooking stove – This ingenious system can boil water in about 90 seconds, conserving fuel and getting hot food in my belly faster.
  • MSR mini water purifying pump – Hooks directly to your naglene style bottle and delivers clean, fresh tasting water quickly


…And sooooo much more to come!