Matt was reared by the bear and the bobcat and the coyote of rural Pennsylvania. For the moment he lives in Philadelphia and is a gardener and freelance writer by trade.
Matt's free time is devoted to traipsing through forests, angling in creeks, and hunting for rare plants and mushrooms. He's got a soft spot for reading Steinbeck while in the outdoors and is quickly becoming a die-hard hammock camper.
Matt is fueled almost entirely by beer and hot sauce.
The backpacking loop trail around Rae Lakes is one of California’s most popular outdoor destinations with good reason: it’s gonna blow your mind. Immersed in everything the High Sierras have to offer, from sub-alpine ridges to meadows in the mountain, it's an amazing experience. Let us help you take you there with our backpacking guide!
If you like to work with your hands, you’re guaranteed to find something worthwhile when learning how to whittle. It’s a great past time in the outdoors, so read on and grab a knife, some wood, and let’s get to work.
If more than 2 billion people globally are eating bugs, it may not be as weird or gross as it seems. Edible bugs are packed with nutrition and could help you survive during an emergency in the wild, or diversify your meals on your next hiking trip. Find out which bugs are edible and how to prepare them in our guide.