Faith Rumm Walking in Muir’s Light

We at Bootstrap Adventure enjoy good follow ups and here’s one about what artist and long distance hiker Faith Rumm has experienced since our interview in 2015. We are excited by Faith’s travels and productivity with her paintings of the John Muir Trail in her project called Walking in Muir’s Light. The John Muir Trail (JMT) is a long-distance trail in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, passing through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. From the northern … Read More

Where has your canoe taken you lately?

Reaching out to all paddlers! See your photos here on Bootstrap Adventure. How? Share photos with us of your recent canoe adventures. You can tweet to us @bootstrapadv or send us a note with some details about the trip and a link to your online photo using our contact form. Merrimack in Alaska Sarah in Canada Ben in Alaska Merrimack in Canada Nina in Canada


Presidential Proclamation — Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Expansion PAPAHĀNAUMOKUĀKEA MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT EXPANSION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Through Proclamation 8031 of June 15, 2006, as amended by Proclamation 8112 of February 28, 2007, the President established the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (Monument), to protect and preserve the marine area of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the historic and scientific objects therein. As stated in Proclamation 8031, the area, including the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands … Read More


Filmaker Mathieu Le Lay put together this short film, WALK THE RIDGE, about the passion of the Australian filmmaker Benjamin Dowie. Ben fell in love with the Alps upon his first visit and decided to return. On the return, he hiked some mountain peaks with Mathieu that neither man had hiked before. The two men hiked four peaks in a few days, alternatively one day off with one day up. Amongst those peaks, there was the massive Mont Buet standing … Read More

Random Adventure: Figure Skating a Mountaintop Lake

Amazing. Katrina Lazzarotto seized the opportunity for a random adventure when a friend asked if she would like to go and figure skate around the magnificent mountains of British Columbia. It had been four years since she last skated and she wasn’t a professional skater.  When she started skating on the mountaintop lake, in the awe of her surroundings, skating she found herself.  She states it had been a long time since she felt that alive and felt “that ME.”  She … Read More

Meet “Chasing Shadows” athlete and HH Ambassador Øystein Aasheim

Source: This story first appeared on Helly Hansen here. As part of this year’s Warren Miller production “Chasing Shadows” we asked HH ambassador Øystein Aasheim to share some memories from filming in Alaska; “Just as we arrived in Cordova, it started snowing, and did so for almost two days straight. I don´t think I´ve ever been as excited as I was at that point; on my first trip to Alaska, and it seemed to never stop snowing. Eventually, the weather … Read More

The pink survival tool of potassium permanganate

OK, usually when we’re talking about survival tools we don’t think about chemicals.  This is an exception: Potassium permanganate and it is a good one to have in your survival kit. I was reminded of it the other day when another sailor mentioned the use of “Pinky” for disinfecting dishes after washing them in saltwater aboard their boat. Potassium manganate(VII) is the official IUPAC name.  Referred to as KMnO4, permanganate of potash, Chameleon mineral, Condy’s crystals, or sometimes “Pinky” this … Read More

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