A thinking person’s outdoor website and blog you ask?
Yep, they are few and far between, as many are full of advertisements or information copied from other sites, like Our Hiking Blog!
We have just discovered a terrific and highly recommended site maintained by Dave Pidgeon called Compass Points. With conversations such as:
- Does real wilderness exist in the US?
- Use of webcams by rangers in the “wilderness”
- A father’s Wilderness Journey
- Change the Climate Change debate is it well worth a visit.
Why do we like it?
√ Well written
√ Well researched
√ Beautifully presented
√ Great image selection
√ Unbiased gear reviews
√ Leaning to “the left” and very Green
It √ all the boxes for us!
In addition, Dave has put together Compass Points TV a channel on You Tube and has several video’s due for release in March. A very busy young fellow we think!
Who is Dave?
From his site:
Dave is an avid backpacker and hiker having trekked across diverse environments from the Adirondacks to Arizona. His international travels have swept him from the impoverished Gold Coast of the Dominican Republic to the old battleground neighborhoods of Belfast, Northern Ireland, always in search of compelling stories to tell. He also enjoys giving hiking and traveling gear rigorous testing and is available to publications for regular gear testing.
Dave lives in Lititz, Pa., with his wife, Alison.
So, for any of you kind readers who have the time or inclination to read some great outdoor information, drop by the site and check it out. It’s a refreshing place, a bit different and a good read. Well done Dave.