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Fly Fishing Recovery for Veterans, A VetEx LRRP Adventure

Date: 15 Mar, 2016  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

  Against a cobalt sky,  puffy pewter clouds waltz with the sun. Below, Bradley Noone stands knee-deep in a quiet pool of emerald water. Back and forth. Back and forth. Patiently and with focus, he rhythmically cuts the air with a neon yellow line until finally bringing it to rest gently on the water. Slowly,


Hilleberg Keron tents—Gear Review

Date: 04 Mar, 2016  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

What is it? Hilleberg the Tentmaker Keron 3, Keron 3 GT and Keron  4. If someone were to ask me today what kind of tent I want, it wouldn’t take half a second to reply the Keron series tents from Hilleberg. After testing in the Colorado Rockies, then trusting them on Expedition to the Summit of


The Thermarest NEOAIR® XTherm™—Gear Review

Date: 22 Dec, 2015  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

WHAT IS IT? The Thermarest NEOAIR®  XTherm™ is a light weight 4 season air mattress. It has the greatest warmth-to-weight ratio of all air mattresses on the market. With an R-Value of 5.7 and a total weight of 15oz / 430g in the regular and 1lbs 4oz / 570g in the Long. WHO IS IT


2015 VetEx 8 For 22 Climb for the Fallen

Date: 16 Nov, 2015  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

When 7 military veterans and 1 media person decide to climb North America’s tallest mountain together as a team, amazing things start happening, sponsors step up, and each team member prepares with everything they have for this opportunity of a lifetime. This expedition was awarded a grant from Millet as part of their Millet Expedition


3rd Annual Alaska LRRP Fly-fishing Adventure June 27th – July 5th with Wild River Guides

Date: 29 Oct, 2015  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

[foogallery id=”4721″] A team of Veterans undertakes the first fly-fishing expedition on the Kanektok River of 2015; adapting techniques of “LRRP”, Long Range Reconnaissance and Patrol. From the trip log of June 27th, 2015. “The team of 7 Veterans accompanied by a journalist assembled in Dillingham and joined the staff of Alaska’s Wild River Guides.


Veterans Climb North America’s Tallest Peak to Heal the Wounds of War

Date: 21 Sep, 2015  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

Eight puffy figures tethered together by two neon orange ropes creep slowly and methodically along a snow-covered ridge, barely a boot-width across. Each team member carefully places one foot in front of the other, fully aware that a fall here simply cannot happen. Periodically, the entire slithering serpent drops to the ground—faces and bellies in