Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain–it happens. When it does, quality waterproof/breathable rain gear can save the day. Continue reading “A Simple Outdoor Clothing System Layer 6: Waterproof/Breathable Shells”
Month: October 2018
Please Shut Down This Crude Oil Pipeline Under the Great Lakes
Did you know there is a crude oil pipeline under Lake Michigan? Yep, it runs under the Straits of Mackinaw and cuts from the UP to lower Michigan. The line is old, broken down and poses a big risk to the Great Lakes. Running crude oil under the world’s biggest freshwater system doesn’t pass the common sense test. We drink this water.
If you live in Michigan, you can do something about this. Please take a look.
BTW–clean water makes for great beer. Bells Expedition Stout. Demshitz is Stout. Church.
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Sea Kayaks: There is No Such Thing as Secondary Stability
Tippy kayaks are tippy. Stable kayaks are stable. Seriously.
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A Simple Outdoor Clothing System Layer 5: Soft Shells for Cold Weather
Stretch-woven soft shell fabrics are the best choice for all-purpose cold weather shells. Continue reading “A Simple Outdoor Clothing System Layer 5: Soft Shells for Cold Weather”
A Simple Outdoor Clothing System Layer 4: Wind Shells
Wind shells are about the least glamorous piece of outdoor clothing out there, and the most versatile. Continue reading “A Simple Outdoor Clothing System Layer 4: Wind Shells”
A Simple Clothing System: UPDATE and Podcast Dump
I’ve been digging into podcasts over the past several months and further exploring the origins of the clothing system that I am outlining in this series of posts. One of the things that I’ve discovered is that there are a few people out there who have very deep knowledge on clothing systems design and performance. Many of these folks are connected with the modern backcountry hunting community. Quite a few have ties to the military and some were influential in developing the systems that started as the Protective Combat Uniform and morphed into the current version of the US Army’s Extended Cold Weather Clothing System. Continue reading “A Simple Clothing System: UPDATE and Podcast Dump”