Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Ambronite Reviewed!

When you are out on the trail, one of your biggest concerns is pack weight. One of the biggest sources of weight and one of the hardest things to pack is food. I think NASA had it right when it created Astronaut Ice Cream, something easily transportable that gets the job done calorie-wise. There are a lot of trail bars out there but what about trail meals?

Ambronite tries to solve these problems by creating a drinkable supermeal where basically you mix powder in a handy container

and that will give you all the nutrition that you will need for hours on the trail (or hours in a cubicle, however you roll).

The process is easy enough, you open the packet

Mix with water, shake well and viola instant meal! Shaking well is a key term as Ambronite is so chock full of stuff that it is really thick when added to water so make sure you add all 18.5 ounces that they recommend.

How does it ultimately taste/do?

On the do part, there is no question to me that you will feel full after drinking this and it did act as a meal that got me through part of the day. The taste however will be divisive. You either will love the oatmeal-y taste or you won't. I fell in the later category and as many benefits as this puppy packs, I can't see myself drinking this constantly on a multi-day backpack.

There is a lot to be said for Ambronite and perhaps if they introduce different flavors down the road, I might be more apt to try them again. If you are in the market for a drinkable meal, check out the link below.


I was provided Ambronite for review purposes. I do not receive any compensation from them or if you buy the product and I try to review products as even-handly as possible. That being said, this is the Internet, take everything with a grain of salt and learn from it what you can.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Cool San Gabriel Contest

Hey everyone, its been awhile since I blogged (too hot to hike) but its not too hot to enter this cool contest for the San Gabriel National Monument!

Sponsored by the National Forest Foundation, all you have to do is talk about your time at the Monument and email a link to the post to the head cheese of the NFF. That's it! Pretty simple eh?

Check out all the contest rules below and get to enterin'!

San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Blog Contest

This contest will highlight the recreation opportunities and community connections at the Monument as well as feature local voices in Southern California.


  • Share a story featuring ways to experience the monument
  • Explore the connection between diverse, underserved or other communities and the Monument
Have fun with the post! We want to help spread the word about the amazing opportunities at the Monument.


Deadline: Friday, October 16
Length: 750 words or less; 3-5 photos
How to enter (complete both steps)
  1. Post story to your blog with the tags “National Forest Foundation” and “San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.”
  2. Email link to Vance Russell at vrussell@nationalforests.org with subject line "CA Blog Contest."

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

EWH Visits Seattle

I have lived in cities for most of my adult life and have been going outdoors to the mountains that surround those cities but I have yet to experience a city that is so integrated with those mountains and streams!

Of course, you can't HELP but be reminded of the mountains with Mt Rainier looming over everything. Look up there is a jagged white hulk looming over the South. It is so jaw dropping I am surprised Seattle-ites don't have more jaw problems.

Of course, its not just about downtown Seattle, mere minutes to the East there are the Cascades and so many mountains you can shake a stick at them.

Aside from the mountains, Puget Sound is everywhere. Much like San Fran, the sense of water is everywhere with many bridges and boats.

Seattle is so far North that during the summertime the light stays for hours and hours after its bedtime and gets up really early. It might screw up your circadian rhythm but its worth it for shots like this.

Overall I loved Seattle. Loved the vibe, loved the weather (well at least in the Summer) and loved how much it was a part of the outdoors. Get yo'self to Seattle!

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