Category: Skills

Chub rub

Chub rub, chafing, friction rub, monkey butt, crotch rot, heat rash – whatever you call this unfortunate phenomenon, you know what I’m talking about and for hikers it’s a total pain in the… ahem… nethers! It may be an uncomfortable topic to discuss, but it is vital to […]


Fit enough to do your thing

Some of you might know my superhero alter identity.  Nights and weekends I am Scoutmaster and Adventure Dude, but weekdays I am a mild-mannered Exercise Physiologist at a Cardiac Rehab program at a Regional Hospital. Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking with a group of the lovely […]

10 outdoor essentials

Outdoor gurus tell us that there are approximately ten things (or types of things) that you ought to take with you whenever you go on an outdoor adventure that is any more remote than your own yard.  Some of these are for comfort and some for actual safety, […]

Two is one, and one is none!

  An outdoor version of Murphy’s Law is that anything that you actually need on an adventure will have been forgotten, lost, or broken, and anything that you don’t need will be right there in your pack for you to have to lug around the whole time. One good […]