MSR Whisperlite International Review

We have had a chance to use the MSR Whisperlite International multi-fuel backpacking stove several times in a wide range of condtions with great results. Here are our findings: We purchased the stove for two main reasons. The first being the fuel bottle, which is sold separately, is removable from the stove and seals very…

Cabela’s Alaskan Guide 6-person Tent Review

The Gear Guys recently tested an Alaskan Guide series tent from Cabela’s and were very happy with the performance of the product. We tested the tent after receiving three days of rain, followed by a quick freeze, that lead to two inches of snow, with a temperature during testing of 18 degrees. Here is a…

Tuesday’s Tip

Today’s tip will help prevent waking up to frozen boots when on a winter camping or backpacking trip. Before bed, turn your sleeping bag stuff-sack inside out and then remove the liners from your boots. Place the bootliners inside the stuff-sack and then place the sack inside your sleeping bag between your legs for the…

Tuesday’s Tips

The Gear Guys just love tents…they are like building a fort when you were a kid. We enjoy researching them and trying them out for the first time. Here are two quick tips we have run across in our hunt for the perfect tent: It can be easier to assemble the tent with the main…

Tuesday’s Winter Camping Tips

Trip planning during the cold season is critical, and if the mercury drops low enough, your safety and health can be at risk.  Plan early and plan down to the fine details to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Detailed trip planning will help set your mind at ease and build a wise, calm confidence…

Tuesday’s Tip

  Use a homemade fleece liner to increase the efficiency of your sleeping bag or just double up using a thinner summer bag on the inside. Pro Tip –  When constructing your homemade liner, use moister-wicking microfleece material to help pull moisture away from your body to prevent a chill.

Cooking with Cast-Iron.

  When making the packing list for the next adventure, I always try to find a reason to pack my favorite cast- iron skillet.   I know in terms of gear it is considered very heavy, and so many of the articles we read point to the rule of lighter is better when it comes…