The Death and Life of the Great Lakes


I first heard of Dan Egan’s book, The Death and Life of the Great Lakes during an interview on WORT radio here in Madison. I caught the final few minutes of the discussion and made a mental note to check out the book sometime soon. It took me a few more months than intended to get a copy in my hand, but it was well worth the wait. The book is outstanding. Not only is is one of the most comprehensive summaries of the ecology and history of the Great Lakes I’ve ever read, it’s also a real page-turner.

Gear Review: Backcountry Coffee with the Aeropress

If you like coffee, you need an Aeropress.

It’s been nearly ten years since my friend Farley from NRS gave me an Aeropress to try. He insisted that the Aeropress made the best coffee he had ever had, and after a decade of using one I have to agree. What’s better is that the Aeropress is small and light enough to go along on all but the most ultralight backcountry adventures. If you like coffee, you need one. Continue reading “Gear Review: Backcountry Coffee with the Aeropress”