Choosing Shoes for GORUCK Challenge

Columbia Drainmakers GORUCK Challenge

I get asked at least once a week for advice on the best shoes to wear for doing a GORUCK Challenge. I’ve worn and tested a lot of different shoes and boots for trail running and backpacking over the years and have discovered what works for my feet and my way of hiking, running, and […]

Hydropel vs. BodyGlide LP | The Results!

It was recently brought to my attention that I did not report back on the results of my ‘Hydropel vs. BodyGlide Blister Challenge‘ post from Aug 2011, just prior to my trip to Mt. Whitney – shout out and thanks to ‘dkramalc’ on the BPL forums for keeping me honest. For those that are new […]

Blister Challenge – May The Best Foot Win!

Well more accurately, may the luckiest foot win – depending on which of the these two products does the better job of protecting my feet from blisters. As part of my upcoming trip to Mt. Whitney in a few weeks, I’ll be doing a side-by-side test of Hydropel (right foot) and BodyGlide Liquified Powder (left […]

Hydropel vs. BodyGlide Liquified Powder


Is Hydropel really as good as all the hype? I’m sure you’ve all read about it like I have and probably wondered if it’s really as good as everyone says it is, and more importantly, whether it’s worth $20 for a 2oz tube? That’s a lot of money even if it does last a long […]