Jen Perry founder of Jelt Belts

Meet The Maker: Jelt’s Very Own Jen Perry

Meet the MakerTim Shiffer
Who said you can’t mix work and play? Jelt Belt founder Jen Perry certainly thinks that a healthy mix is a necessity – in fact did the interview fo...
Jen Perry founder of Jelt Belts

Meet The Maker: Jelt’s Very Own Jen Perry

Meet the MakerTim Shiffer
Who said you can’t mix work and play? Jelt Belt founder Jen Perry certainly thinks that a healthy mix is a necessity – in fact did the interview fo...
breakfast skillet cooking over a camp fire

Everything You Need to Know About How to Cook While You’re Car Camping

Camp CookingGuest Blogger
There’s so much to love about camping, the hikes, the views, the nature, the recreation. But let’s be honest here: what’s a good camping trip without some good grub by the fire? Whether you’re looking to make some seriously gourmet, fireside meals or you just need a few simple ideas to get you through your next weekend
View from Table Rock trail in Boise during sunset.

Historic Hiking Series: Western Idaho

Adventure SpotsGuest Blogger
With Spring in session and a surely memorable Summer on the horizon, the Advanced Primate team wants everyone to take full advantage of being able ...
a girl drinks coffee with her dog in nature

Nature Makes Me Happy

Mackenzie Platt
The grounding feeling of calmness that you get when outside in a beautiful setting; that relaxing feeling that really puts the world into perspecti...
Spring Training in Boise: The Grand Slam Challenge

Spring Training in Boise: The Grand Slam Challenge

Mackenzie Platt
We are a year into the Covid pandemic, and if you are anything like me you are tired of seeing the inside of your own house. You are bored of walki...
a girl walks across a wooden foot bridge over a creek

Perhaps the Perfect Windbreaker? Pumice Jacket Review

Gear GuidesGuest Blogger
Back for another totally insightful review, fellow day hiker Emily Tidwell drops by to share her thoughts on one of our favorite jackets ever, the ...
a strong current flows over Shoshone Falls in Idaho

The Road to Adventure Series: Driving Salt Lake to Seattle Pt 1

The Road to AdventureJanese Bryant
So many people think this is a long boring drive, but this edition of our Road to Adventure series will show you just how much more there is to see...
woman standing atop a mountain peak

7 Things You Should Know Before Picking Your First Hiking Pack

Gear GuidesGuest Blogger
Hiking is the perfect activity to introduce yourself to the great outdoors. One of the biggest mistakes that beginner hikers tend to make is settin...
The Best Outdoor Adventures of the Northwest

The Best Outdoor Adventures of the Northwest

Adventure SpotsJanese Bryant
When I try to think about the outdoor activities I can do in the Pacific Northwest, the list seems never-ending. With stunning national parks, hidd...
Low angle shot of hundreds of American flags posted in the grass with a blue sky in the background

The Benefits of Buying American Made

AmericanaTim Shiffer
We all know the term “Made in the USA”, but what does it really mean? Here are some benefits of buying American Made products.
Must-Have Gear for Every Outdoor Adventure

Must-Have Gear for Every Outdoor Adventure

Gear GuidesTim Shiffer
Every good adventure starts with the right preparation. Whether you’re planning a hiking expedition, camping trip, or beach day, having the right g...
3 Sunnies Perfect for Summer Hangs

3 Sunnies Perfect for Summer Hangs

Gear GuidesGuest Blogger
When Advanced Primate asked my opinion on the best sunglasses for summer, coming from Reno where I swear it’s always sunny, I hopped right on board. Here are 3 of my favorite black rimmed sunnies, set for hopefully a super social summer. I hope you’re all staying safe.
New Year's Resolution: How You Can Make an Impact in 2020

New Year's Resolution: How You Can Make an Impact in 2020

InspirationJanese Bryant

Ah the new year. --Screeeeeeech! Covid happened! Nobody saw that coming. Doesn't matter, this blog still applies.-- A time for reflecting upon the events of the past and looking forward to a future full of exciting new adventures. It’s also a time for making something known as a New Year’s resolution.