Jeffrey H. Ryan Hiker Author Photographer Speaker Podcaster Director

Three “Made in USA” Gifts that Give Back

I’m always on the lookout for new gear. This year, even with a limited travel schedule, I was thrilled to discover some American companies that are keeping the tradition of designing and manufacturing gear alive. One thing the three companies featured here have in common (other than making smartly designed gear and clothing) is that […]

How to Buy Hiking Boots

Photo of Preacher Rock, Georgia. ©2017 www.jeffryanauthor.com

Hiking boots are the most important piece of equipment you have on the trail. They may seem like a fairly simple bit of outdoor gear, but there’s actually a lot more that goes into a pair of hiking boots than meets the eye. And although you don’t need to know every intricacy of how your […]