I’M QUINCY KOETZ

An outdoorsman and Nurse Practitioner living in Chicago. When I first started this blog, I was an EMT living in Southern California and this blog has followed...

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 By Quincy Koetz

Gear Review: Asolo Fugitive GTX Hiking Boots

Hands down my favorite hiking boot I’ve ever owned Trying out the Asolos in the Intermountain West  Six months of hiking in the Midwest and Rockies in my Asolo Fugitive GTXs has made this my favorite hiking boot I’ve ever owned. Its sturdy and fairly waterproof design has been delightfully easy on my right ankle...

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How to Buy Mountaineering Boots

A simple guide to buying footwear for mountaineers Perhaps you’re an aspiring mountaineer or a seasoned veteran and you want to get some boots to match your sport. Mountaineering boots, as I have learned, are a serious investment and should be taken as seriously as you would any safety gear. After all, you’re trusting your...

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Gear Review: Aurora Bivy by Outdoor Research

Aurora Bivy Sack: an excellent choice of the ultralight backpacker and mountaineer! You may or may not know that gear reviews are an important part of outdoor blogging and I’m one with an opinion on everything. Therefore, I’d like to start submitting some thorough gear reviews of the things that accompany me on my trips....

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