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About Us

Welcome to Castaway Outdoors, where our passion for the great outdoors meets the world of knowledge and adventure. We are a team of dedicated outdoor enthusiasts and writers who are committed to sharing our love for outdoor living, exploration, running on trails and gear with the world. Our mission is simple: inspire, educate and equip outdoor enthusiasts of all levels with the information and resources they need to make the most of their outdoor experiences.

Our Story

It all began with a shared love for nature and a desire to help others discover the beauty and wonders of the outdoors. Our founder, Aspen Brooks, spent years exploring the wilderness, from the rugged peaks of the Rockies to the serene shores of remote lakes. Along the way, Aspen Brooks realized that there was a wealth of knowledge and expertise within the outdoor community waiting to be shared.

In 2018, Castaway Outdoors was born, with a vision to create comprehensive, informative and engaging ebooks that cover all aspects of outdoor living and gear. We wanted to provide outdoor enthusiasts with a one-stop resource where they could find expert advice, detailed guides and gear recommendations to enhance their outdoor adventures.

Our Team

At Castaway Outdoors, our team is the heart and soul of everything we do. We are a diverse group of writers, adventurers, trail runner and gear enthusiasts, each bringing a unique perspective and skill set to the table. Our writers have hiked, biked, climbed, run and camped in some of the most challenging environments on Earth. They are not just writers, but seasoned experts, who have experienced the outdoors in all its glory and adversity.

Taking part to numerous trail runs, among which twice finisher of the 170km UTMB in Chamonix France, one of our authors knows first hand what it means to spend 2 nights in the mountains in a row, with very few gear except his light bag, alone, only relying on his headlight, while going from 500 meters elevation to above 2’500. Living outdoor, going from good weather to bad while managing sleep deprivation and fatigue makes you better consider the survival and hiking skills you should possess before leaving civilisation behind.

Our commitment to excellence extends beyond our writing team. We have a dedicated group of editors, photographers and designers who work tirelessly to ensure that every ebook we produce is not only informative, but also visually captivating. We believe that a great ebook should be a feast for the eyes as well as the mind.

Our Approach

What sets Castaway Outdoors apart is our unwavering commitment to quality, authenticity, and usefulness. We don’t just create ebooks; we craft comprehensive outdoor guides that are meticulously researched, expertly written, and beautifully designed. Whether you’re a novice camper or a seasoned mountaineer, you’ll find valuable insights and tips in our ebooks that will enhance your outdoor experiences.

Authenticity: We believe that the best advice comes from those who have “been there, done that.” That’s why our writers draw on their personal experiences and expertise to provide you with practical and trustworthy information. We don’t rely solely on internet research; we get our hands dirty (sometimes literally) to bring you firsthand knowledge.

Education: We are passionate about education and believe that outdoor enthusiasts should continually expand their knowledge and skills. Our ebooks are designed to be informative and instructional, empowering you to make informed decisions about gear, safety, and outdoor techniques.

Inspiration: Beyond practical advice, we aim to inspire you to explore, connect with nature, and embark on new adventures. The outdoors has a transformative power that can rejuvenate the spirit and deepen your appreciation for the world around you. We want to be your go-to source for inspiration and motivation.

Our Content

Our ebooks cover a wide range of topics related to outdoor living and gear. Whether you’re interested in hiking, camping, backpacking, kayaking, or any other outdoor activity, we’ve got you covered. Some of the key areas we explore in our ebooks include:

  • Gear Guides: We provide in-depth reviews and recommendations for a variety of outdoor gear, from tents and sleeping bags to hiking boots and GPS devices. Our gear guides help you make informed decisions and invest in the right equipment for your adventures.
  • Outdoor Skills: Want to learn how to build a campfire, navigate with a map and compass, or cook delicious meals in the wilderness? Our ebooks offer step-by-step instructions and tips to help you develop essential outdoor skills.
  • Destination Guides: Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a month-long expedition, our destination guides offer valuable insights into the best outdoor destinations. We cover everything from national parks and trails to remote wilderness areas.
  • Safety and Survival: Safety is paramount in the outdoors. Our ebooks provide essential information on staying safe in different environments, handling emergencies, and practicing Leave No Trace principles.
  • Inspiration and Stories: We share captivating stories from our own adventures and those of fellow outdoor enthusiasts. These stories remind us of the beauty and unpredictability of nature and inspire us to keep exploring.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

As lovers of the outdoors, we recognize the importance of preserving the natural world for future generations. We are committed to responsible and sustainable outdoor practices. In our ebooks, you’ll find tips on minimizing your environmental impact, respecting wildlife, and supporting conservation efforts.

Get in Touch

We’d love to hear from you! Whether you have a question, feedback, or a suggestion for our next ebook topic, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to help you on your outdoor journey and to continually improve our content based on your needs and interests.

Thank you for choosing Castaway Outdoors as your trusted source for outdoor knowledge and inspiration. We look forward to being a part of your outdoor adventures, and we can’t wait to see where your love for the outdoors takes you.

Let’s explore the outdoors together!

You can contact us at info@castawayoutdoors.com or +41 22 548 38 98.