Welcome to Adventure Actual

The Adventure Actual team is all about getting out and giving back to the wilderness we enjoy.  Headquartered in Denver Colorado we want to help you escape the 9 to 5, get outside, take some new risks, have some type 2 fun, and make it back in time for a happy hour beer at your local brewery.  We live by a calling to, “Don’t Die on the Couch.”

Be sure to check out our shop and pick up a t-shirt.  We donate 1% of all sales to Washington State University’s Honey Bees + Pollinators research project.  They are partnering with Paul Stamets and Fungi Perfecti to protect honey bees and pollinators. Their effort supports research on how fungi can help honey bees. It is very interesting stuff and we recommend you check them out.

If you are looking for tips on making your trip into the wilderness more comfortable or survivable I suggest checking out our Backcountry Tips page.

We get an opportunity to test a lot of gear and if you are interested in learning more about what we have been trying to break lately then please check out our Gear Reviews site.

Be sure to check out the Trip Report section of the site to learn what the Adventure Actual crew has been up to lately and get insider tips on the locations we have visited.

Finally, you can read about our support of the Honey Bees + Pollinators project at WSU and why we support it along with how to leave less of an impact on this planet while you are out in the wilderness on our Conservation and Environmentalism page.

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Lems Mesa Shoe Review

This post contains affiliate links which help keep this blog going. I like reducing the amount of gear I have to take on any adventure.  Don’t get me wrong I…
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12 Great Places to Find Discounted Outdoor Equipment

Outdoor Equipment on the Cheap Tracking down Discounted outdoor equipment can be tough because generally, it is not cheap and for good reason. Often your gear is all that stands…
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Lems Trailhead Shoe Review

I bought my first pair of Lems shoes over 6 years ago.  They were the 9 to 5 and I bought them specifically because they have a wide toe box…
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Rattle Snakes and Enchiladas – Backpacking in Colorado to Trail Riding In Moab

  This story starts out like a lot of my stories recently, I get a text from a buddy along the lines of “Hey I have this day and that…
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Leave No Trace Revisited

Let’s talk about your poop…and what you do with it while in the outdoors.  While we are at it lets talk about your trash, food waste, grey water, and campfire…
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7 Reasons to take a wilderness first aid course

Growing up in scouts I had my fair share of first aid training.  I even got to see some pretty gnarly injuries in the backcountry. Once I was indirectly struck…
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10 reasons to go backpacking with your loved one. 

If you are reading this then it is no secret to you that spending time outdoors makes most humans feel good.  It is good for humans to unplug and disappear…
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4 Layers and 7 items that can Save Your Life in the Backcountry

4 layers and 7 items that you need to know about in the cold backcountry.  Let’s talk winter layering.  In an earlier post about winter mountaineering, I mentioned the need…
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4 Essentials to Ring in Your New Years Eve Outdoors

How to ring in the new years in the great outdoors.  No, I am not talking about freezing your ass off in times square but if that’s your gig then…
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