YakTrax Review

A true review by Gear Mom… Recently, while accompanying Gear Dad and Gear Son on their ice-diving excursion, I borrowed a pair of YakTrax to use while trekking across the frozen lake. Given the choice between the chain bottoms and the spike bottoms, I chose the spike bottoms, hoping for more added traction. Never having…

Tuesday’s Tip

Quick and fast tip – this one will save you money and save the day at the same time. If you need to make sure your gear and/ or clothes stay dry in their stuff-sack or pack……line the sack / pack with a trash compactor bag first. Trash compactor bags are extremely rugged by design…

Tuesday Tip

This new year make the most of every minute by seeking out opportunities for adventure in your life rather than feeling disappointed and left behind. Here is how the Gear Guys minimize using up vacation days to have two-day, two-night adventure trips. Gear is kept highly organized and all in one location to facilitate quick packing…

Seirus Ultra Clava Hood

From standing on a frozen beach when there is a windchill of -30 F so you can get a perfect picture of the stars, to spending a night in the middle of the woods when it is -5, the Gear Guys don’t stop just because it gets cold.  When it is this cold during our…

When All Else Fails

You’re in the middle of the woods, you went for what should have been a short walk from camp, the sun is setting fast, and you can’t remember how to get back to camp…You went for a day hike, decide to make a campfire to make lunch over, but you forgot matches…You’re about to send…