Cloud Up 2 Tent Long-Term Review

Updated January 2021. The Cloud Up 2 from Chinese manufacturer Naturehike looks suspiciously similar to the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL. But at less than a third of the price.…

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Finding Value

Finding value used to be relatively simple. High quality products would last a long time. Bought at a heavy discount or second hand, these were the real bargains. But things…

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Nomad Logistics

“Bishkek? Where the heck is Bishkek? ” If you have to look it up on a map, don't worry. I also couldn’t locate the capital of Kyrgyzstan precisely until I…

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Why I Meditate

Why do I meditate? It's a good question. I recently came back from another 10 day silent Vipassana mediation retreat. Curious friends keep asking questions. How was it? How do…

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In Flux

The word flux implies constant change, but also continuity and flow. To me it's a great way to describe life. Traditions from Buddhist meditation to Greek Stoicism teach the importance…

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