Who We Are

OutsidePursuits FoundersOutside Pursuits is a leading website for anyone who loves the outdoors. On our website, you will find informative articles about a wide range of outside sports and activities, such as water sports, winter sports, cycling, motorcycling, off-roading, RVing, and gardening.

As an organization, we are dedicated to sustainable living. We feature articles about how to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle, and you will find reference to the most environmentally friendly options in our in-depth product reviews.

Outside pursuits was founded by two friends who share a love of outdoor activities, Richard Remick and Richard Moore. They wanted to empower other people to experience the same thrill of outside pursuits and the beauty of nature.

Whether we are publishing a “how-to” guide, a product review, or an informative article about the outdoors, we are committed to high-quality and accurate writing. To ensure a pleasant reading experience, this website is ad-free.

We value objectivity. We only write about what we love and that shows in what we write. The majority of our revenue derives from affiliate links, but we receive no compensation from manufacturers for our reviews of their products. You can rest assured that our reviews and recommendations are our own unbiased opinions. You can learn more about our reviewing process and our content here.

Despite the constant expansion of this website, we cling to our founding ideals. Our content writers and product reviewers are all people who are passionate about their field of interest. They write because they want you to share in their pleasure of their sport, specialty, hobby, or other area of expertise such as home gardening or motorcycling.

If you have any questions about our website or how we do things, please do not hesitate to Contact Us. You are also welcome to connect with us via social media on our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages.


FOUNDER, CONTENT WRITER, & CHIEF EDITOR

Richard Remick

Richard RemickRichard is the founder and the chief editor of the Outside Pursuits website. He contributes expert content relating to outdoor adventures and activities.

After graduating from the DeVry Institute of Technology, he worked in IT for over 20 years before deciding to escape the office and dedicate the rest of his life to travel and participation in active outdoor pursuits.

With a passion for the great outdoors, Richard spends a lot of time in Colorado. There he enjoys skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, cycling, hiking, and camping.

When at home in Florida, he is most often found in the water. He loves water sports such as paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving. He is a certified scuba diver.

His outdoor adventures are not confined to the continental US. Richard is an avid traveler who flies up to 10 times a year and has visited 18 countries.

Because of his wealth of knowledge and experience, Richard has been invited to contribute articles to many outdoor-focused websites, such as Florida Rambler, and has been profiled on travel websites such as JohnnyJet.

Richard Remick’s Facebook profile


CO-FOUNDER, CONTENT WRITER, & EDITOR

Richard L. Moore, MBA

Richard MooreRichard is a co-founder and co-owner of Outside Pursuits. He is an intrepid adventurer based in San Jose, Costa Rica. Richard has trekking and survival experience throughout Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.

In 1998, he survived in the wilderness for over a week without food or specialist equipment. He was stranded on the northern coast of Honduras following Category 5 Hurricane Mitch. In the summer of 2004, he lived among the Kuna Indians on the San Blas Islands of Panama.

Richard is also an experienced writer and researcher having created several web publications and web sites during his career. He attended the University of South Florida to earn his Master of Business Administration degree. Today, Richard organizes adventure travel excursions in Costa Rica.

As an avid outdoorsman and automotive enthusiast his interests are far-reaching, and he possesses hands-on knowledge in his topics of expertise. He contributes his extensive travel and outdoor experience to much of the editorial topics and content on Outside Pursuits including outdoor gear, motorcycle accessories, auto/4×4 accessories, and tools.

Richard’s personal interests are 4×4 off-roading, dual-sport motorcycle riding, and touring Central America on his beloved Harley.

Richard’s Facebook profile


SENIOR CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Jakob Straub

Jakob StraubJakob is a freelance writer and author. He has extensive experience in digital print, including design, publishing, and document processing. He now produces engaging web content covering a wide range of topics.

Jakob studied Publishing at the Free University Berlin and British-American Studies at the University of Konstanz. He began his career in publishing before moving on to copy-editing, ghost writing, content writing, travel writing, and online marketing.

He enjoys creative writing and is the author of Booktrip Travel Guide Barcelona, an insider’s guide to Catalonia’s capital city, and the children’s book Where the Butterflies Go, introducing the beauty of nature to a younger generation.

Jakob grew up around Lake Constance in Germany and lived for many years in Berlin. However, he has recently relocated to Barcelona, Spain.

His true passion is rock climbing. When he is not clinging to Catalonia’s cliffs, you will find Jakob bouldering at the gym. He also enjoys invigorating mountain hikes and surfing on the Mediterranean shoreline.

Jakob’s freelance writing website


SENIOR CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Casey Fiedler

Casey FiedlerCasey is a qualified ski instructor, naturalist educator, hunter, and avid outdoorsman based in Mason, Michigan. He spends much of his time in the wilderness where he tests outdoor gear supplied to him by companies such as Road ID, Hydrapak, Patagonia, Smith Optics, and Wolverine.

In 2012, he earned a degree in Outdoor Education and Leadership from Central Wyoming College. Following that, he participated in a month-long expedition with the National Outdoor Leadership School’s Outdoor Educator Course.

In May 2014, Casey attempted to complete the Appalachian Trail. Sadly, a knee injury prevented him from fulfilling his dream. This experience inspires his writing and helps him advise others how to avoid coming to the same fate.

Casey has guided backpackers, kayakers, and skiers on backcountry trips all around the US. He taught Alpine skiing at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah for several seasons before transitioning into freelance writing. As well as writing and field-testing outdoor gear, Casey teaches hiking skills online for the Hike With Less website.

When he’s not working, Casey enjoys fishing for bass and participating in adventure and orienteering races.

Casey’s outdoor adventure website


SENIOR CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Richard Bailey

Richard BaileyRichard is a freelance content writer specializing in cycling and mountain biking who originates from the UK. He works as a professional mountain bike guide and writes for outside adventure and cycling-focused websites such as The Adventure Junkies, RAD Season, Bike Exchange, and Outside Pursuits.

Over the years, his beard has become his trademark. You’ll see Richard’s hairy chin featured in cycling industry websites and magazines around the world.

He always seeks out the latest cycling experience, from helibiking in Nelson, New Zealand to navigating the adrenaline-pumping volcanic trails of La Palma in the Canary Islands. A keen amateur photographer, Richard records his biking adventures on Instagram.

When Richard is not guiding adventurers around mountains, he is traveling the world with his bike. It is his mission to ride in as many places and in as many ways as possible. Richard is happiest when he is on a mountain bike and loves to share his experiences with others.

Richard’s freelance writing website


SENIOR CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Shayanne Weeks

Shayanne WeeksShayanne is a freelance writer and marketer based in LA, California. Describing herself as a nomad, she has lived in many different cities including Boise, Idaho and Seattle, Washington as well as Guadalajara, Mexico. She is forever on the move.

Being an extremely active person, she loves to snowboard, skateboard, and ski. She enjoys sharing her love for active sports with others through her “how to” sports guides and sports equipment reviews. Her love for active sports shines through every paragraph.

While she travels, Shayanne loves to experience the most thrilling outdoor pursuit in every location, from ziplining in Mexico to snowboarding in Idaho. If there is an adrenaline-fueled outdoor sport in your town, you will probably meet her one day.


 CONTRIBUTING WRITER

James McKenna, MA

James McKennaJames is a Scottish freelance writer based in Barcelona, Spain. He enjoys camping, running, and cycling. He has completed many epic cycle rides including Budapest to Vienna, London to Barcelona, and Krakow to Amsterdam.

James studied French and history in the University of Edinburgh before becoming a copywriter for first the EU Business School and then the Geneva Business School, both in Barcelona.

His extensive experience of professional writing combined with his love of tour cycling and camping makes him a perfect contributing author to Outside Pursuits. He has hands-on experience of all the camping and cycling gear he reviews.

James’ other main interests are music and gardening. He entertains his friends and family with the electric guitar and the piano.

James’ LinkedIn profile


CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Krysha Thayer, BA

Krysha ThayerKrysha is a freelance writer with a broad range of experience in creating engaging web content for clients such as InGeek. She studied English Literature at Southern New Hampshire University and makes good use of the writing skills she learned there.

Krysha is that friend you go to when your tablet or laptop develops a problem you cannot figure out. If there is a new device out there to make outdoor pursuits easier and safer, she can tell you all about it in considerable detail.

Living in rural New Mexico, she enjoys a wide range of outdoor pursuits from hiking to snowshoeing and 4×4 trail riding to international travel. Krysha especially enjoys road running. In 2019, she participated in the Zombie 5k Fun Run in Las Cruces where she competed wearing special-effects makeup to look like a zombie.

Krysha loves writing poetry, and you can check out her poems at Writing.Com. She also has an interest in older technology and restores antique typewriters as a hobby and is currently working on a Royal from the 1940s.

Krysha’s freelance writing Facebook page


CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Monisha Pillai, BA

Monisha PillaiMonisha is a freelance writer based in New York. As a nature lover, she loves to explore the great outdoors, especially around Asia.

She has spent a large amount of time in China, hiking to the top of famous accessible mountains like Huashan and admiring the stunning scenery of Shaanxi Province. She participated in the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Advanced Mandarin Immersion Program in Xi’an, China, and completed an internship at the Silk Road International Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

After studying Media Theory and Mandarin at New York University, Monisha became a public relations executive for a cutting-edge NY PR firm. There she is responsible for guiding her clients through press briefings, exploiting media opportunities, and writing press releases.

Other than exploring national parks around China, Monisha loves blogging about Chinese and Korean celebrities and watching Mandarin-language films.

Monisha’s LinkedIn profile


CONTRIBUTING WRITER & EDITOR

Robert Edward Baker, MA (Cantab)

Robert BakerRobert is a content writer and editor at Outside Pursuits where he shares his love for and experience of the great outdoors. He has extensive experience in travel writing, creating “how-to” guides for outdoor activities, and reviewing products relevant to outside adventures.

In the 1980s, he studied Archaeology & Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and after graduation taught English at Guizhou University in China. In the ‘90s, he first trained and then worked as an accountant with Ernst & Young in England.

Robert moved into retail management and worked for Shell (UK) in the late ‘90s before becoming self-employed and transitioning into the hospitality industry at the turn of the century. Finally, he decided to transition into SEO content writing.

He has traveled extensively around Asia, North America, and Europe. Born on a sheep farm in northern England, he has been involved with outdoor activities since infancy and is as familiar with the interior of a tent as the inside of his bedroom at home.

Over the years, Robert has survived a typhoon in the South China Sea, a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean, and a road trip across the US. At home in England, he enjoys camping, hiking, and horseback riding. He hopes his adventures will continue for many more years to come.

Robert is passionate about the environment and aims to educate as many people as possible about the advantages and importance of sustainable living. He believes that unless we live well today, we will not live for long tomorrow.

He loves creative writing and has published poetry and fiction. You can sample his poetry and short stories at Writing.Com. His children’s book Sally Hemings & the Good Associates won the Children’s Fiction section of the You Write On Book of the Year Award in 2009. Robert also founded a website about romance fiction that provides information for aspiring romance writers alongside romance novel reviews.

When Robert is not writing or exploring the wilderness, he enjoys traveling with his family to famous cities around the world where he loves to visit historic buildings, museums, and art galleries.

Robert’s Website: The Romance Bloke

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Madison Haire

Madison HaireMadison is a freelance writer based in Louisiana. She is an expert on all matters concerning Home and Garden, Interior Design, Backyard Design, and Household products. She uses her real-life experience to inspire her blogs and product reviews.

Madison primarily reviews home, patio, and backyard products, such as kitchen equipment, patio furniture, and yard maintenance tools. She actively uses all the products she writes about.

She loves to take her children into the great outdoors and is passionate about products, schemes, and facilities aimed at improving family access to areas of natural beauty. She hopes to inspire her children to love the outdoors as much as she does.

When she is not writing, her main interests are her family, parenting, and Harry Potter.

Madison’s Facebook profile


Other Freelance Authors

We occasionally invite other experienced outdoor professionals and experts to write articles for Outside Pursuits. This is usually because they can contribute unique knowledge about a specific outdoor activity, place, or product type. These guest contributors are authors who adhere to the same principles as us and who meet our strict objectivity, accuracy, and quality criteria.

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