Author Archives: Nick Grzechowiak - Director

Father of 2, Food lover, Liz lover, Patio lover, not-so-handyman. Catcher of frogs, starter of fires.

Campfire Chocolate Cake + Fathom IPA

Campfire Chocolate Cake + Fathom IPA   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 35 mins   There's nothing quite like the combo of chocolate cake and a cold IPA beer. In this quick campfire pairing, ...

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MyPakage : Support Your Next Adventure

Let’s face it. Guys rarely talk about their underwear. We’re taught at a young age how to change them, but beyond that – they’re generally ignored until there’s a problem. Well, I’m here to tell you that you likely have ...

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3 Unique Fire Starters

3 Unique Fire Starters Bernzomatic

Depending on where you’re camping, there’ll be different organic materials that are ideal for starting a fire. Occasionally, you’ll find yourself in a place without access to natural materials, and you’ll need to rely on whatever you happen to have ...

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The Last Of The Open Water

The Last Of The Open Water Fall Kayaking

It’s been nearly a month since the season’s first crystals of frost blanketed the woods of northwestern Wisconsin. Having spent the majority of the summer outside – camping, hiking, fishing and paddling – that first frosty morning is always a ...

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Ocean Kayak : Malibu Pedal Kayak Review

Ocean Kayak : Malibu Pedal Kayak Review A few years ago, I bought my son a kayak for Christmas. It wasn’t anything fancy, but rather an encouragement to get out and explore the water in a different way. To say ...

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Meet The Thuggies

I can’t tell a lie. When I started reading the press release that came across my desk for “Thuggies”, I started shaking my head. I mean – really? An oversized hoodie built for summer nights outdoors? Our readers are going ...

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You have to see how we captured all of these mosquitos…ALIVE!

I come home with some pretty “interesting” stuff as part of my job. When my wife sees me unpacking a new box, she’s often skeptical of whatever’s inside. It’s not that it isn’t innovative or useful, but rather the knowledge ...

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Boulder Denim Jeans : Review

Like most guys, jeans are a staple in my wardrobe. They’re always a go-to, whether I’m heading to work – or a night on the town. There is however one area where they fall short – the outdoors. I’ve made ...

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Father’s Day Gift Guide for the Outdoor Dad

I think most fathers will agree with me … being a dad is good. Really good. Sure, there’s always going to be a hiccup here or there. You’re probably going to be barfed on, and you can count on anything ...

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Man Can : Picnic Kit – The ULTIMATE Refillable Growler – Review

If it’s happened to me once, it’s happened a thousand times. I’ll stop off at the local brewery on my way to meet up with some friends, and pick up a growler of craft beer to share with the crew. ...

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