Pre-season Adventure Prep Time!

We have written about cold weather adventures for several months now, but it time to switch gears as the warmer spring breezes are starting to blow. It is time to find all that gear that got piled and stashed in closets and corners, and make sure you can find everything that is on your packing…

Zippo Windproof Lighter

This review will cover our long-term use of the Zippo Windproof Lighter which we carry as our main source of flame for ignition of campfires and stoves, along with some utility use. We purchased the orange model due to use on the trail in case it gets dropped, the bright color should stand out among…

Tuesday’s Tips

Protecting your climbing rope and maximizing it’s life span: According to Petzel the following precautions will help keep your trusty rope fit for duty and avoid early retirement. Use a Rope Bag:   When your rope is in contact with the ground, it will have contact with dirt and other debris which can get into…

Tuesday’s Tips

  Today our quick tips are on rock climbing safety-more specifically, rappelling.  As fun and adventurous as rappelling can be, it is one of the more accident-prone areas of climbing. TIE THE KNOT! – You have heard it and we want to remind you. Tie a knot at the end of your rope when rappelling.…

Trango Vergo Belay Device

      IMPORTANT NOTICE Voluntary Recall Notice: Announced on April 14th, 2017, Targo has elected to voluntary recall all Trango Vergo belay devices in batch number 16159 and 16195 that were sold after October 1st, 2016. Please immediately cease use of all such Vergos and see Trango’s Product Alerts page for more information.  …