Gear Review – Heat Holders Socks & Long Johns
Dec11

Gear Review – Heat Holders Socks & Long Johns

With winter just around the corner, and phrases like “wintry mix”, “snow accumulation” and “polar vortex being tossed around, it’s time we start thinking about our winter wardrobe. No, this might not be the most exotic topic to talk about, but when you’re hiking in sub-freezing temperatures, exotic-ness doesn’t seem very important.   When talking about cold-weather gear, its best to keep it basic – and by that I mean base layer....

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Gear Review: Xtorm Evoke Solar Charger
Sep21

Gear Review: Xtorm Evoke Solar Charger

A high-capacity solar charger that charges multiple devices Quick Hits: Pro: High-capacity solar charger with 2 USB ports Con: Lid hinge feels a little lightweight Overall: A rugged solar charger for many needs   Review: Let’s face it – not many of us carry digital cameras around with us when hiking any more. Sure, some people might like to relive 2005 and carry their 4-megapixel digital camera with them into the backcountry...

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Annapurna Circuit Packing List
Jun10

Annapurna Circuit Packing List

If you’re looking to hike the Annapurna Circuit, this is part 2 in a series to help you along your way. Be sure to check out the How to Hike the Annapurna Circuit article that provides a bit more information you need to know. You can also read the Annapurna Circuit Hiking Guide that covers nearly everything you need to know to plan and hike your trek.   Once of the most common questions asked when planning the Annapurna Circuit...

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The lil’ Squatch Arrives
Mar27

The lil’ Squatch Arrives

This post (like seemingly everything on this site) is past-due, as my lil’ squatch just turned 6 months old. Here’s the story of how she arrived. Kim woke me up just after 3 in the morning. She was 9+ months pregnant and rarely sleeping for more than an hour or two at a time – so her waking me up didn’t come as much of a surprise. So, I did what I did every night: rolled over to get a couple more hours of sleep before having to go to...

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Back in Slacks: Returning to A Desk Job
Mar20

Back in Slacks: Returning to A Desk Job

Well, um, I don’t really know how to address this, but I’ve been gone from this site for a long time now (over 8 months for those who like to count those sorts of things). And there have been a lot of things that have happened during that time. But it’s been such a long gap in time, that eventually I didn’t know where to begin or how to explain everything. So it was easier to just ignore everything and pretend like this site didn’t...

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Out of the Woods and into the World – of Fatherhood
Jul12

Out of the Woods and into the World – of Fatherhood

So in my last post, I explained to y’all one of the reasons it’s been quiet on my little corner of the internet lately. If you didn’t read it, here’s a spoiler: I worked on something, it didn’t go as I planned, so I acted like an ostrich – which would have been fine, but it turns out that laying eggs is for the birds, so I had to pull my head out of my ass the ground and face facts. There’s a second reason it’s been quiet around these...

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Ending 6 Months of Silence
Jul05

Ending 6 Months of Silence

Somewhere down below, it must be getting a little chilly because – look at this – there’s a new post here on Wandering Sasquatch! I’ve awoken from my semi-annual hibernation (yes, Sasquatches hibernate – that’s why no one sees them in the winter, duh), dusted off my fingertips, and ta-da, here I am. Now, the 5 or so people who actually still visit this site after 6 months of neglect might be asking what the hell have I been up to for...

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Announcing Travel School!!
Jan26

Announcing Travel School!!

I’ve only been living up to half of my name lately – and not the good half. The “wandering” part of Wandering Sasquatch has been conspicuously absent lately, leaving me to be only a hairy, seldom seen man-beast, with the occasional online picture surfacing to try and prove that I still exist. I wish that I could say that I’ve been sucked into the Coconut Zone. I’d love to report to you that I’ve fully embraced the mañana culture here...

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The Coconut Zone
Dec08

The Coconut Zone

I’ve got big, life-shattering news to share with everyone: I’ve finally found a time machine. It’s the beach. Or more specifically, it’s the beach here in Sayulita. This beach here has a magical way of whisking away the days in a way that seems contradictory. Life here adopts the slow, steady pace of the crash of the waves upon the sand, yet each day seems to rush by in a flash. Since I am obviously the first person who has ever...

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The Best and Worst of the USA
Nov09

The Best and Worst of the USA

So, I guess my by-the-numbers breakdown of the U.S. wasn’t quite enough to get it all out of my head – ‘cause here comes another summary of my time living on the U.S. Interstate Highway System (which I have a newly-formed respect for. It might not be the most scenic way to see the country, but damned if you can’t get places quickly. But I digress.) So, here is my (hopefully) final attempt to put the months of March to October of the...

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