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…

Tuesday’s Tip

We recently planned a trip to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The first night we planned on backpacking into a backcountry site, but were discouraged by forecasted rain. Gear Mom saved the trip by suggesting we pack a second tent for the remaining nights as the rain was forecasted for only one night (thus,…

Tuesday’s Tip

Analyzing Accidents – Breaking the chain of errors On the trail or in the backwoods, accidents are not as frequent as a near miss. Some of those near misses could have been deadly had the chain of errors not been broken. A problem during the adventure is usually not caused by one mistake or a…

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…

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…