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…

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…