Situational Awareness on Adventures

Part of managing safety during adventures, both tame and extreme, is to be very vigilant of the current conditions as well as any changes in those conditions. Here is a list of important things you want to be constantly aware of: *Current weather and pending weather? *Time of day and how much remaining light is…

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…

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…

Tuesday Tip

Build a fire-raft when starting a fire in deep snow to avoid the cold snow from pulling the heat out of your kindling. Better yet, lay aluminum foil on top of that raft to reflect the heat up towards your tinder to keep the frozen logs from stealing the heat out of your flame.

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…

Happy Thanksgiving – What are you thankful for?

The Gear Guys are thankful for you, our readers and followers, as we really enjoy sharing our adventures with you.  Thank-you for following along with us as we explore and learn what the best gear is to get home and alive!   Gear Dad is very thankful for Gear Mom! Visit her blog here Savurbks.com She is…