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Welcome to The Gear Junkie Blog!

Posted by Stephen Regenold on Jul 1, 2007 9:58:00 PM

I write a syndicated newspaper column on gear -- "The Gear Junkie" -- as well as run an ancillary web site,, and now I'm a blogger on, too.


A little about me. . .


I have been active in outdoors journalism (and all the corresponding sports and adventures that go with the gig) for several years. I was the founding editor of Vertical Jones magazine, a climbing publication (1997 - 2001). In addition to the weekly Gear Junkie newspaper column, I write on the outdoors and adventure-travel for New York Times, Forbes Traveler, and other national media.


The Gear Junkie column runs in 10 newspapers weekly, from Seattle to St. Paul, to Greensboro, N.C. The web site -- which launched Sept. 18, 2006 -- includes the Daily Dose blog; video gear reviews; interactive slideshow features; The Gear Junkie column archive; and feature stories ("Gear Junkie Adventures").





What makes The Gear Junkie different? I test gear to death, training daily for outdoors adventures, competing in national events, and running marathons, climbing mountains, rafting rivers, racing on a mountain bike, killing myself (nearly) on multi-day adventure races. . . you get the picture. I'm always on the go. This is my passion. This is my life.


This blog, I hope, will provide a bit of a peek into what I do.


Stephen Regenold --


THE GEAR JUNKIE  Syndicate newspapers: Seattle Post-Intelligencer,

Albuquerque Journal, Casper Star-Tribune, Spokane Spokesman-Review,

Minneapolis Star Tribune, Greensboro News-Record, Cape Cod Times,

Jackson Hole Star Tribune, Redding Record Searchlight, and Billings Gazette



member, OWAA (Outdoor Writers Association of America)

member, ASJA (American Society of Journalists and Authors)



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