G00SE

Reviewer of the Month: February 2014 , May 2016

11,472 reviewer rep
1,399 forum posts
joined Dec 29, 2012

Full Name: private
male caver
Carlinville, IL
Occupation: Adventure Educator
Email: private

Affiliations: Standards Review Committee--Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)

Gear Reviews (149)

user rating: 1 of 5 Merrell Men's Moab Edge 9/19/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Clif Cool Mint Chocolate Bar 1/10/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Chaco Men's Z/1 Unaweep 1/03/2018
user rating: 1 of 5 Clif Hot Chocolate Bar 10/23/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain House Spaghetti with Meat Sauce 10/13/2017
user rating: 4 of 5 Komperdell Wild Rambler 10/04/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Vargo ExoTi 50 9/05/2017
user rating: 5 of 5 Darn Tough Men's Vertex 1/4 Sock Ultra-Light Cushion 5/07/2017
user rating: 3 of 5 Klymit Insulated Hammock V 5/02/2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock House 4/24/2017

Forum Posts (1399)

Discovery of Hazel Creek Crawl Cave September 20, 2018
Re: Outfitting at Walmart. September 19, 2018
Re: Blackfathom Cave September 19, 2018
Re: Blackfathom Cave September 19, 2018
Re: Startup Needing Your Input! September 19, 2018

Trip Reports (24)

Discovery of Hazel Creek Crawl Cave September 20, 2018
Blackfathom Cave September 5, 2018
End of 2017 Caving Trip January 3, 2018
T.A.G. Fall Cave In October 10, 2017
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness-Sept '17 September 19, 2017

About

I run an Adventure Challenge program in central Illinois called Eagle Crest Adventures. High Ropes, Professional Team Building, Escape Rooms, and Client Coaching are the bread 'n butter of my work. I work with a wide range of clients, from jr. high youth to Fortune 500 Execs.

When I'm not at work, I'm caving, running marathons, biking, hiking, or camping (or doing all three at once). My camping ranges from using the pop-up camper with the wife and kids to week-long backpacking.

In March 2013, I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both knees. In order to continue with hiking and backpacking, I have started using trekking poles and moved to an ultralight approach. I am a hammock camper, with no plans to ever sleep on the ground again.

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Caving
Road Biking
Running

Vitals

Height6'2"
Weight160lbs
Boot/Shoe Size10.5
Jacket/Shirt Size42L
Pant Size32x34