Gear + Fuel Archive

What I Learned From Not Eating For 5 Days

Recently I listened to a fascinating podcast during which Tim Ferriss interviewed Dom D’Agostino on fasting, ketosis and the end of cancer. (You should definitely give it a listen). The podcast piqued my interest in these topics, and I decided to do a little digging. It turns out that fasting isn’t just some new fad diet. People have been fasting (or starving, or cleansing, depending …

The Backpack With Legs

My 70L Osprey Backpack is literally the best backpack, ever. This backpack has taken me thousands and thousands of kilometers on foot, ski, plane, train, boat, bus and bike. After 5 years of rigorous abuse, I’ve only busted one zipper and gotten the pack somewhat dirty. Otherwise this giant bag has stood up to all kinds of mistreatment and is still in great operating condition. …

Hammer Nutrition Gels + Perpetuem

In all my training and racing I’ve tried out plenty of brands of energy drinks, powders, gels, bars, etc. I have to say that (so far) my favourite two energy products are: 1. Hammer Nutrition Perpetuem – “Caffe Late” flavour This is a powder you mix with water that is effectively a replacement for energy gels. It’s a super-packed energy drink full of carbohydrates and …