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Jun 27, 2014

Best Touring Bicycle Ever

Best Touring Bicycle Ever

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I see a lot of questions on different sites with people asking ‘What is the best touring bicycle?’ or ‘Can I use this bicycle to tour on?’ The best touring bicycle exists only as an idea. I tour on a bicycle that is NOT the “best touring bicycle”. A good deal of experienced bicycle tourers might think of it as a poor choice. In my eyes the best touring bicycle is more about you the bicycle…

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May 27, 2014

Backup Media Off the Grid

Backup Media Off the Grid

Backup Media Off the Grid

How do you backup media off the grid? Storage solutions are changing almost as rapidly as the devices that use them. You are out in the woods snapping photos, shooting video, and recording time-lapses. How do you make sure you have them backed up on a storage device? Many devices record to different mediums so saving them to one or two secure backup sources needs to be thoroughly thought out.

Bac…

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May 8, 2014 / 1 note

Worst Bicycle Touring Product Ever

Worst Bicycle Touring Product Ever

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I give you the Kamp-Rite Midget Bushtrekka Bicycle Camper Trailer with Oversize Tent Cot complete in its lunacy and available for purchase at Amazon.com. This is the worst bicycle touring product ever conceived because of its weight, complexity, and inability to solve any problems.

Oddly enough 4 people decided to pull the trigger on this purchase and record a review. It has a rating of the…

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May 6, 2014

iOS vs Android Mobile Publishing

iOS vs Android Mobile Publishing

iOS vs Android mobile publishing

Utilizing iOS or Android for mobile publishing helps to keep my tour kit light and powerful. Having almost the power of a laptop in device that is comparable in size to a cassette tape is one of the biggest ways bicycle touring has changed for me over the years.

I do a lot of work using both iOS and Android so this isn’t going to read as a head to head comparison with a winner. I’m platform…

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Apr 29, 2014

Connectivity Off The Grid

Connectivity Off The Grid

Connectivity off the grid

Connectivity off the grid is hard to maintain. If you think your device will stay connected while bicycle touring, hiking, or camping in the most scenic, tranquil, important, and distant reaches you are mistaken. If you venture far enough away from it all you will drop connectivity during your adventure. This is not a problem it is a ‘feature’ of adventuring.

On my last tour I had a snappy new…

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Apr 24, 2014

Charging Electronics Off The Grid

Charging Electronics Off The Grid

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Charging electronics off the grid is as much about your approach as it is about the equipment. I desire to find myself in unpopulated areas where charging electronics via a wall outlet is impossible. I need generate my own power for charging electronics off the grid. I accept this. The best method for charging electronics off the grid right now are solar chargers, cache batteries, and dynamos.

I…

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Bicycle Touring Camera Selection
The perfect bicycle touring camera doesn’t exist. We all have different tastes, needs, and mediums…View Post
Jan 22, 2014

Bicycle Touring Camera Selection

The perfect bicycle touring camera doesn’t exist. We all have different tastes, needs, and mediums…

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Bicycle Touring Motivation
I wrote this list for me but have decided to share it with everyone. We may not be in full…View Post
Jan 20, 2014 / 1 note

Bicycle Touring Motivation

I wrote this list for me but have decided to share it with everyone. We may not be in full…

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Recommended Bicycle Touring Equipment
This is equipment that I will not bicycle tour without. I have crossed the United States three…View Post
Nov 21, 2013 / 2 notes

Recommended Bicycle Touring Equipment

This is equipment that I will not bicycle tour without. I have crossed the United States three…

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Thrift Store Adventure Gear
My favorite outdoor outfitter is by far Goodwill Thrift Stores with The Salvation Army coming in…View Post
Nov 11, 2013 / 2 notes

Thrift Store Adventure Gear

My favorite outdoor outfitter is by far Goodwill Thrift Stores with The Salvation Army coming in…

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