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The Gearboat Chronicles

Sleeping Like a Log, Explained

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Pretty common to sip your morning coffee in camp and hear somebody declare they just slept better out here in the boonies than they have for a long time back home. Is it all the fresh air? Being tuckered out from rowing/kayaking/fishing/hiking/all this having of fun? What’s the deal? Why is the great outdoors so […]

7 Truly Epic Team Building Activities for Pacific Northwest Businesses

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Thinking about treating your team to an unforgettable outing to build camaraderie, trust, teamwork, and communication skills? Forget about boring “team building” sessions in a hotel conference room. There’s no shortage of truly epic adventures awaiting you in the Pacific Northwest, especially in the great outdoors! In today’s post we’ll take a look at 7 […]

Tartan Plaid VDubya Screamin’ Golf

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

My dad had the coolest golf bag when I was a kid. It was plaid. Real classy. I now own a Volkswagen Golf. It was blue. And not so classy. But I had some leftover paint. Behold. The Tartan Plaid VW Golf, sporting wings of glory on the hood. Here’s a before picture. Sort of a […]

Bestest Ever Soap For Rafting – Dr. Bronner’s

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Get yourself a little travel bottle of this biodegradable Bronner’s and tuck it away with your personal items for the river trip. Wade out in the river at camp and give this stuff a go. You’ll thank me. Or track me down and make me pay for skin grafts. A wee dab of Dr. Bronner’s […]

Best Outdated Outdoor Tips From 1970

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Found a blast from the past today at the local thrift shop with the book, ‘The Art and Science of Taking to the Woods,’ published in 1970. I figured I’d compare Winding Waters rafting trips with old-style 1970s outdoorsiness. I expected to smile condescendingly at their crappy old gear, but instead I saw this futuristic […]

Wallowa County Day Trips: Buckhorn Overlook

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Most Bang For Your Buckhorn You’ve got 24 hours in Wallowa County and are not allergic to awesome things. What to do? The most bang for your Buckhorn could be the scenic drive out through Zumwalt Prairie to the eyeball-widening canyon views of Buckhorn Overlook. Bring the Binoculars and Camera The trip to Buckhorn makes […]