Capsul Wallet – Multipurpose Card Case

Capsul Wallet

When reducing the bulk and weight of a wallet, one challenge that may arise is how best to store a car key, ID, credit card, or change when backpacking, kayaking, or the like. In recent months I have used a Wojo wallet for my ID, essential credit cards, and cash, but its compact design precludes […]

Only One of Something

Only One of Something

It’s a simple concept. How would things change if you had only one of something? one backpack, one stove, one knife, one shelter, one jacket? I saw this question asked online recently by a friend and felt inspired to do something about it for myself. It beautifully summed up how I have been feeling about […]

Wojo Wallet | A Minimalist Wallet that Floats!

The Wojo Wallet Review

The Wojo Wallet is a very cool minimalist wallet that’s made of neoprene, is easy to clean, and floats if dropped in water. For those of you that love the minimalistic approach to carrying a few credit cards, ID, and a small amount of cash, the Wojo Wallet may be right up your alley. I […]

The Amazing Flex O Loc Keyring


I’m always on the lookout for gear improvements. Whether it’s a better backpack, shelter, jacket, or even something as small as a keyring – I’m comparing and analyzing. As it turns out, so are many of you! About a month ago I posted a photo on Instagram (shown below) in order to share my EDC […]

The Xband Minimalist Wallet


I’ve written several times about my fascination with minimal wallets and my compulsion to slim down the items that I carry in my wallet. So it should come as no surprise that I am back at it again, this time with a truly unconventional looking wallet. Weighing in at only 4.7g (0.16 oz) the Xband […]

Memorandum Card | World’s Tiniest Notebook

Memorandum Card | World’s Tiniest Notebook

Hailed as the world’s tiniest notebook, the Memorandum Card has been designed to fit into a standard credit card sized wallet slot. This incredibly slim memo pad has an unbelievable 31 sheets of paper in it and is only 1.6 mm thick – oh and it weighs just 6 grams! Below is a photo of […]

Barefoot Backpacking – Part 2 | Barefoot Jake

In the last article I wrote about barefoot backpacking I covered posture, cadence and toe splay. Now I want to cover some other aspects of going barefoot/minimal that are important for you to be aware of: Ground feel, balance, and foot placement. As I’ve mentioned in the past; one must have a strong foundation to have […]

Altra Lone Peaks | Long Term Review

Altra Lone Peak review

I’ve deliberately held off writing a review of the Altra Lone Peaks until such a time as I felt I had been able to test them thoroughly in just about every condition and season possible. After a little over nine months of hard use I’m ready to share my thoughts on these crazy looking shoes. […]

Kigo Flit | Women’s Minimalist Shoe

Some of you noticed my remark on my previous post about the Kigo shoes I’ve been wearing, regarding my wife snagging my Drives to wear around because they are so comfortable. That resulted in me getting her a pair of Kigo Drive shoes in her size so that I could get mine back! Now I’m thinking […]

Kigo Edge Minimalist Shoe Review

Regular readers of my blog will know that over the last several months I have been transitioning to wearing minimalist footwear. This started back in June of 2011 in an effort to combat decades of shin splint pain when running. After switching to a pair Merrell Trail Gloves and a forefoot striking pattern, my shin […]