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October 5, 2018

I recently took my own advice and purchased a camping starter pack for my wife.  Then I stole her gear and field tested it on myself.  Her are the results:

Madera head lamp

Surprisingly bright.  I love the fact that it has 2 white light settings, high and low, a...

October 3, 2018

This weekend BK2BC organized an excursion involving hiking, camping, a gorgeous sunrise, and a full day of rock climbing.  With many beginners among us in the group, BK2BC was led by certified guide Dustin

from Advanced Rock Craft, based out of the Gunks in NY State.  H...

July 17, 2018

When I first started searching for other guide agencies in the area, the pickings were slim.  But not too long ago, I came across Northeast Mountain Guides, and after a quick review of their site, I had a feeling that they would supply us with exactly what we were look...

July 15, 2018

Today we brought five adventure seeking human beings to Jamaica Bay through Gateway National Park in Brooklyn.  Paddle at Dawn is the perfect time for inexperienced SUP ers to get out on the open water.  The tide is low and Spirits are high.  The views at dawn on a cle...

February 27, 2018

After multiple successful camping trips over the summer and fall, 2 brave New Yorkers set out to survive the Vermont winter, just for a night, on Mt. Stratton.

After a solid and relatively quick mile in, it started to snow.  And then it started to snow heavily.  Like, v...

January 9, 2018

This past weekend BK2BC brought 3 urban dwelling "New Yawkas" up to New Paltz, NY, for a 2 day instructional ice climbing course.  The course was hosted by Easter Mountain Sports Climbing School, which is based out of New Paltz.  They not only host ice climbing and mou...

September 5, 2017

Paddle Camping is taking a Paddle board, or kayak, or any other device with which you operate by paddling, and using it to get to a remote location where you camp.

There are not many remote locations within the boundaries of NYC, but there are always secrets.

BK2BC led i...

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