Essays from Outside

Close up of a blue Seiko 5 watch with a gray band next to a knife and a wallet

Disconnect from Tech with a Simple Watch

I wanted something simple and durable that had a versatile look. And I didn’t want to spend hundreds of dollars, which is easy to do when buying a watch. I searched watch forums for the best budget options. I read reviews. I ultimately chose a fan favorite – the Seiko 5.

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A little girl wearing a pink backpack walking along a trail

The First Backpacking Trip

I’ve been hyping up backpacking to my daughter for over a year. In her mind, almost everything is better when you’re outside. So the idea of sleeping, eating, and pooping outside is pretty exciting.

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Casting for the View

The beach near my house is fantastic fishing and shitty catching. Several nights every week, I gear up and make the trek to the narrow stretch of rocks and oysters. So, why go through all of the effort?

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