Archive: August 2014

Therm-a-Rest ProLite Plus Review

ProLite Plus Delivers Year Round Warmth and Comfort Therm-a-Rest weren’t kidding when they claim that a well-cared for mattress should last years. Only in the last few months has my 18 year old Therm-a-Rest finally been retired more due to...

Yatsugatake 八ヶ岳

Mt. Akadake 赤岳 – Mt. Yokodake 横岳 – Mt. Ioudake 硫黄岳 . . Kanto’s Adventure Playground – Yatsugatake The eight main peaks which make up the Yatsugatake Renpo 八ヶ岳連峰 have long held a special affinity with Kanto based outdoor adventurers and...

Suunto A-30L Compass Review

Enjoy Precision Navigation with the Suunto A-30L Compass Along with a detailed topographic map an accurate compass is a must have for any backcountry adventure. In a previous post I offered a summary of what to look for when choosing an outdoor...

Erinji Temple

The Erinji Temple Pays Homage to a Pre-eminent Daimyo Nestled in the mountain foothills surrounding Koshu City, a wine and grape growing area, finds the Erinji Temple 恵林寺 which is well-known throughout Japan. The temple was founded in 1330 and later...

Nishizawa Gorge 西沢渓谷

Nishizawa Keikoku Bus Stop 西沢渓谷入口 – Nanatsugama Godan Falls 七ツ釜五段の滝 The Nishizawa Gorge hiking trail is currently closed due to construction work and is not expected to reopen until late April 2021 for the latest information please refer to the...

Hiking First Aid Kit Essentials

First Aid Kit Essentials to Keep you Healthy and Safe out on the Trail When it comes to choosing a first aid kit for backcountry outings you have basically one of two options; make up your own kit or buy one ready-made off the shelf. While there are...

10 Best Outdoor and Adventure Blogs

Updating my Outdoor Allies blogroll recently made me think about which blogs not only have the most engaging content but also genuinely seek to inspire our outdoor adventures. Whilst the following list is not meant to be all-encompassing and...

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