THE BEER GUY: BOUNDARY BAY’S CEDAR DUST IPA

DrewFarwell LIFESTYLE + CULTURE 0 Comments

This particular frothy fav hails from the northern lands of Bellingham, Washington. The Boundary Bay Brewery is a rooted establishment and has remained a humble beer ambassador for the town, Western Washington University, and all those who pass through. Bellingham’s brewery ranks have grown exponentially since we last visited, Aslan Brewery was a recent favorite. But all new options aside, …

FAR FROM BABYLON – AN OJZ ORIGINAL SHORT

DrewFarwell HAWAII, WATCH 0 Comments

Don’t get us wrong, in comparison to much of the world, Oahu is paradise. It’s our home and island playground, but sometimes even the temptations of Honolulu fall short in comparison to the raw nature of our outer islands. Maui we like to consider the “goldilocks” of the Hawaiian islands. It’s not to big, it’s not too small, it really …

THE DREAM ISLE – AN OJZ ORIGINAL SHORT

DrewFarwell HAWAII, WATCH 0 Comments

The Saksas had to unfortunately jump ship early from their Hanalei holiday. That’s when Erik gave me the call and said they had a little bungalow just off of Pine Trees that was going to be empty for a few days…just sitting there. So without having to think much about it, Jane and I jumped on an obnoxiously expensive, short, …

LAST DAY TO HELP BEARS EARS

DrewFarwell CONSERVATION, PETITIONS 0 Comments

Without getting side tracked by our current political sh*t-storm or the multitude of environmental issues we’re trying to negotiate, let’s divert our attention to an issue we can tackle RIGHT NOW. The Donald is at it again.  Like all U.S. presidents, he has the power to designate and expand our national monuments. It began with Roosevelt and his designation of Devil’s …

ROAD TRIPPING DOWN MEMORY LANE

DrewFarwell ABROAD, WATCH 0 Comments

The mission was simple: Take Jane’s old trusty pick-up truck from Bainbridge Island, Washington, rip it down the coast to a friend’s wedding in LA, and then drop it off at Jane’s parent’s new casa in Fort Collins, Colorado. Keep in mind we’ve been living on Oahu where the longest road trip we often undertake is the 30+ mile excursion …

WHY I GIVE OUTDOOR TRAVEL TIPS: A NOLS STORY

DrewFarwell ABROAD 3 Comments

NOLS, for those not familiar, is one of the most professional: outdoor training, wilderness first aid and leadership schools in the world. It is also a serious gear playground and testing operation. Not officially of course but unofficially, I had valid excuse to stock up on fresh gear with the intention of beating the sh*t out of it for 3 …

GEAR REVIEW: IGLOO’S TRAILMATE COOLER

DrewFarwell GEAR, REVIEWS 0 Comments

The day began in town, provision central, seeing as purchasing supplies up North makes you an immediate victim of unforgivable paradise taxation. Myself and cofounder/wifey Jane immediately knew trouble was ahead when the Trailmate couldn’t fit upright in the back of our micro-volvo/OJz-go-cart. I will lend the fault here to the Volvo but for reference I did say this cooler …

INTRODUCING: ZEAL OPTICS

DrewFarwell CONSERVATION, LIFESTYLE + CULTURE, PARTNERS 0 Comments

Enter ZEAL OPTICS. We stumbled across ZEAL during a recent road trip to Fort Collins, Colorado where we found these stylish shades nestled amongst the trendy, boldly colorful, backpacks of the TOPO Designs shop in town. For me, ZEAL was a new company and while their shades had the look and feel of the best in the biz, they did something that …

PATAGONIA T0 DONATE 100% OF SALES TO CHARITY ON BLACK FRIDAY

DrewFarwell CONSERVATION, LIFESTYLE + CULTURE, OJZ NEWZ, ORGANIZATIONS, PARTNERS 0 Comments

SHARE WITH THE WORLD Perusing the internet of things, Jane (new wife and co-founder of OJz) and I stumbled across this year’s big OUTDOOR INDUSTRY, Black Friday, F*CK YOU. REI most recently sent the consumer world buzzing when they decided to #OptOutside. This was the campaign where REI shut their doors on Black Friday and told people to simply, GO …