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Kendall's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Skiing
Climbing

Kendall's Bio

My passion is all about skiing untracked pow. I'd much rather go up via the skin track than ride a lift, but I won't decline a lift ride from time to time.

In the summer (which starts around June for me after milking every last pow day possible) I spend my time riding my roadie, trail running, hiking and getting ready for bow hunting elk/deer.

In the fall when I'm not bow hunting or finishing a few end of the season long road rides or races like Lotoja, I'm often waterfowl and upland bird hunting mixed with some camping and hiking with my kids.

I write gear reviews for FeedTheHabit.com and Gear.com and also own a hunting deal of the day website called www.Camofire.com so I can get deals on that stuff for myself as well as take care of my hunting buddies.

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Kendall Card wrote a review of on May 8, 2012

5 5

I have a black lab that is 5 months and after thinking the large would be too big for hiking/backpacking with my pup, I've realized that she will outgrow the medium bowl that I bought in a hurry. That said, the construction of the bowl is great and the portability is exactly what I was looking for. I think for car camping or road trips a large bowl would be ideal for any bread that is in the lab or similar size category. For the collie, spaniel size dogs, I'd recommend the medium...or if you're a light and fast hiker that has a four legged hiking companion, the med will be great.

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Kendall Card wrote a review of on April 2, 2012

5 5

I've had this jacket for a few months now and used it for winter/cool weather running as its primary use and it's double thumbs up for performance and fit. I'm 6'4", 205 and the XL fit great with a bit of room underneath without being baggy. The front face fabric keeps out any wind while the back breaths extremely well. I used to run with light gloves, but more often than not I remove them now thanks to the half-glove cuffs as well as the uber long sleeves (I wear a 36-37" dress shirt sleeve) fit even my long arms. Thumb holes actually work and are comfortable. The only thing I'd change would be to take the zipper all the way to the bottom of the jacket, as they've left it about 1/2" up from the bottom. Pretty minor really. This jacket also is great for X-country skiing and I've used it for spring ski touring on sunny days when a softshell is too much but a single shirt isn't enough.

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Kendall Card wrote a review of on March 28, 2010

4 5

Like many of the Peregrine books, this one is also written to a pretty broad audience and therefore I think misses some great opportunities to dive into the subject even better. That said, its content is good with easy to understand text and graphics for the first time avalanche student.I'd like to see an avie book that has more field experiences like case studies and which give you a sense of the personality of the author, much like Bruce Tremper's book which I reviewed on FeedTheHabit.com - http://www.feedthehabit.com/gear-reviews/staying-alive-in-avalanche-terrain-by-bruce-tremper/. Bottom line is that it's a great starter book, but Tremper's book is more "meat and potatoes" where this is a good appetizer.

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Kendall Card wrote a review of on March 28, 2010

5 5

Before you just head out into the backcountry, there are a few books that I'd recommend reading and this is one of them. Although some of the information is geared towards the glaciated slopes of Europe, it's very in depth and provides an easy to read format that is rich in photos, explanations, and details. When combined with field experience, a study of this book will give you confidence and knowledge to help keep you alive in the backcountry. Put down the tv remote and get some knowledge son!

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Kendall Card wrote a review of on May 24, 2009

5 5

There are many imitators but only one duffel that carries all my stuff - the North Face Base Camp Duffel. I can pitch all my cycling gear in here and street clothes when I'm traveling and no matter how I beat up this bag it still looks new. The zipper pinches just a bit on the corner which I think they should round just a bit but other than that no complaints. The backpack straps are super useful even as a shoulder strap when I don't feel like wearing it.

I know it's a duffel but it would be cool to see an inside mesh pocket or something for little items. Either way, it's bomber and I'm sure will outlast me.

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Kendall Card wrote a review of on May 23, 2009

5 5

When I bought my Kona Zing Supreme it came with the Conti Grand Prix 4000 tires and I didn't think much of it. 4 seasons later and now I'm on my next bike I'm sold on the durability and performance of this tire.

I average 900-1000 miles on this tire (I'm 210 pounds) and rotate them in the middle of that to maximize life span. It grips well on corners and I rarely flat out - they are tough.

The colors are flashy and add a nice touch. Seriously I should stock up on this tire and you should too.

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Kendall Card wrote an answer about on May 24, 2008

Yes they do. I just bought the Shimano Ultegra SL which is the next model up from this one and it came with cleats. Since I'm a road bike newb I also wasn't sure if the pedals came with the cleats and ordered some cleats separately which I now have to return. Glad their return policy is top notch.Backcountry - if you're reading these you need to add this info to the product descriptions.

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Kendall Card wrote an answer about on May 9, 2008

There's no joke here. This is the skinny:In the spring when the snow freezes overnight and then starts to soften up in the sun it is no longer a frozen surface of "ice" but resembles little granules of ice/snow as it starts to soften. The granules are about the size of a kernel of corn. Skiers refer to it as "buttery smooth corn" when it's just right, smoother than a groomed ski slope at a resort. Given the right temps and conditions during the day and overnight with a refreeze, the cycle could go on for days. However, there is a short window of time each year to be able to "harvest good corn".

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Kendall Card wrote an answer about on May 9, 2008

nope, no pit zips. I've used this jacket for 4 months now, likely 20 plus days of skiing and other outdoor activities. With the thin micro fleece backing I initially found that I was over dressing (and therefore overheating) for backcountry skiing. It took me a couple of times to figure out the right type of layering so that I could wear this jacket comfortably. If its super cold, I wear a long sleeve zip neck base layer. If it's going to be normal temps to warm, I wear a short sleeve 1/4 zip tech tee. I've really liked how durable it is and it's been great wearing around town but when it came to the overheating during heavy use it just took time to get it dialed. Hope that helps.

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Kendall Card wrote a review of on January 25, 2008

5 5

I've owned hard shells from most of the other major brands but sought out a shell that was made from eVent and I'm so happy I did. This shell is a solid performer. I wore it while skinning nearly 6000 vertical and then while skiing back down and it was dry inside despite sweating. The cut is perfect for backcountry skiing, ice climbing, etc. No frills, just a solid look at feel. The description says a sleeve pocket but not on this model. The hood covered my helmet when the wind kicked up bigtime. Dry, warm, and it breathes - it's perfect!

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Kendall Card wrote a review of on October 12, 2007

5 5

I recently upgraded all my runners with the Positron and I'm completely sold on them. Aside from lightening up my trad rack they are very easy to engage, easy motion for clipping gear and like the Petzl Spirit which pioneered the lack of the "C" on the open end the Positron wont catch on your runner when you're unclipping it to lengthen and then need to clip back in to the rope. Super smooth.

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Kendall Card wrote a review of on July 13, 2007

5 5

Capilene has come a long way and I'm glad I trusted the Patagonia brand and picked up this shirt. I've used it for trail running and hiking and found it to wick sweat very well and it dries surprisingly quick. It breathes well despite the hot temps and the fit is pretty true to size for performance shirts. If you're on the fence between sizes I'd recommend sizing down for a more trim but still comfortable fit vs. some brands whose shirts look and feel painted on when sizing down.

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