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About L’appel Du Vide
There exists a psychological phenomenon in which perfectly sane people, with no desire to die, find themselves faced with a steep cliff and experience a strong desire to leap. To jump from their safe vantage point into the unknown. This phenomenon is so common in fact, that the french have a term for it: L’appel du Vide – Call of the Void.
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Category Archives: Gear Review
Before my trip to Iceland, I gave a brief review of my new hiking boots, the Merrel Moab Mid Waterproof, that I had acquired for the trip. I promised to return with more information after I had tried to shoes out in action – and here I am! Boy, did I ever put those shoes through their paces. And luckily, despite my oversight in actually breaking them in, the shoes were perfect. My foot and ankle were totally supported, and even though I was literally on a glacier, they kept my foot warm and dry. The first challenge I put them … Read More
As you read this I am on my way to Iceland. I won’t be able to update you about my trip until I get back, but in the meantime here is some info about my adventures in packing….. No doubt this was a difficult trip for which to pack. Even though it was only 5 days, the wide range of acitivites planned made it a true challenge. First off I knew I would need cold weather clothes for glacier hiking and the like: Ski Pants Warm Socks My new Hiking Boots Coat Hat, Gloves, Scarf Next up I needed things for the … Read More
As I announced on Thursday, I will be departing for Iceland next month for five very full days of adventuring. After booking and everything, and getting super excited, I realized that I in no way owned proper foot wear for a glacier walk…. my normal travel wear of flip flops just wasn’t going to cut it… Luckily, Planet Shoes had the answer and hooked me up with this great pair of Merrell Shoes. The Merrell Moab Mid Waterproof should keep my feet warm and toasty and well supported thanks to them being both water proof and ankle height. Totally a huge improvement on … Read More
The Clever Travel Companion is a line of products that helps travelers conceal their passports and other valuables from pickpockets. They have an entire line of products that include tank tops, t-shirts, undies and long johns. They sent me a pair of long johns and a tank top to try out and I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. In my experience, “traveler clothes” are typically ill fitting, colored like pea soup and made of weird materials. Thankfully, the Clever Travel Companion’s clothes were actually surprisingly flattering. But don’t take my word for it. Let’s go to the video … Read More