Author Bio

Joe Pasteris

Joe Pasteris

Longtime REI Expert Advice editor Joe Pasteris is now a freelance writer based in Vermont. REI member since 2006.

Stories by Joe Pasteris...
A person holding a can of bear spray at the ready

How to Use Bear Spray

If you spend time outdoors in bear country, particularly grizzly bear country, bear deterrent spray should be on your never-leave-home-without-it list. But, car...
climber placing a quickdraw

How Many Quickdraws Do I Need?

For a day of sport climbing, quickdraws are among the essentials you’ll need to have in your pack when heading to the crag. But just how many to take is a quest...