VIDEO: Backcountry – North Island Trailer

I’d never heard of Gin-Clear Media until today. I like gin, I like gin clear rivers, and I like this trailer.

Backcountry – North Island Official Trailer from Gin Clear Media on Vimeo.

Win a Grand Truck backpacking stool

Yup, blog has pretty much gone from neglected to self-serving spam the past few days.

The latest one is a giveaway the fine folks at Tahoe Mountain Sports are running. They are giving away a Grand Trunk collapsible backpacking stool and all you have to do to be entered to win is reply to their tweet below. It’s easy and free so what are you waiting for?

Half price gift cards

Want a $25 gift card for only $12.50? Well click on the reply arrow below and type the hashtag #BCGiftcard and your wants can become your haves.

Full disclosure: This is powered by the new hotness I’ve been working on with @alexduff1.

Jeremy Jones ‘Higher’ Official Trailer

Deeper, Further, Higher. This is Jeremy’s “The Return of the Shredi”, subbing ski boards for lightsabers and mountains for Vader, and the last in his series of self-powered** shred flicks.

My kids need to see people living life and, like, drinking life up as much as possible.” With the overxboxed/internetted kids these days you can’t argue with that.

**Once you’ve blown thousands of gallons of Jet A for your planes and helis and gas for your sleds

Win $10 REI gift card

We’re doing some live testing for my latest startup and need your help! As we’re not above blackmail we’re giving away a $10 REI gift card to one lucky tester. All you have to do to help out and be entered is tweet #poormansheli to @poormansheli to be entered (or reply #poormansheli to the embedded tweet below). That’s it! We’re trying to make sure our live servers are getting all the data we think they should be. Make sure you tweet ONLY the hashtag to be entered.


Just Say No

No…just no.

Star Wars Vans commercial

Your favorite space movies meet your favorite checkerboard shoes in a classic commercial.

The truth hurts



Yup, using that term hover in a Jenna Jameson-esque (read as: loose) way there. If rollerblading, SUPing and wakeboarding all got drunk and ‘experimented’ that one time in college this is what I’d imagine the offspring would look like.

And the >>real<< hoverboard

Want your own? While ‘YMCA’ is on the dance floor will be full and the bar empty so pony up to the bar and get yourself a banana daiquiri here.

30 Second Mental Vacation

If your average picture is worth 1000 words this one has to be at least 10x that. Just looking at it I can feel the blistering hot vinyl seats and the suffocating combo of no AC and small interior volume. I can smell the mix of old vinyl mingling with burning oil that, based on anecdotal research, were OG VW OEM. I can feel the excitement that comes with the first glimpse of the ocean in the distance and taste the post-drive cerveza (with lime, cuz you’re in Mexico dammit).

Anyways, back to work you slacker.