Tuesday’s Tip (Car Camping)

1: Have a plan A well thought out trip /adventure will minimize excess gear being brought along while ensuring you have the right gear to cover all activities as well as the “what if’s”. The website http://www.overlandbound.com is a great resource for vehicle-dependent travel and adventures. If you register, you will have access to their…

Bear, the Mountain Dog

We recently returned from the Keweenaw and had the opportunity for the first time to take Bear, our Great Pyrenees- German Shepard Dog, up the backside of Cliff Drive. It is a strong, solid hike towards the top, nice and steep, with some boulder hopping during the last bit. The reward is a great view…

Leave No Trace – Please!

Today’s tip is most likely not needed for our readers, as We truly believe that the readers who stop by align with the Gear Guys’ beliefs. We wanted to use today’s tip as a reminder for and request that they pass this tip / request along, and share it where they can. Today we wanted…

ALPS Mountaineering Koda 3 Tent Review

The Gear Guys planned a backpacking trip to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our goal was to hike 2.5 miles into a backcountry campsite that overlooks the Lake of the Clouds and bring our Adventure Dog,Bear, with us. As we looked through our tent inventory while knowing we…