Tuesday’s Tip

How you start is going to be the outcome of your Adventure Dog. The Gear Guys recommended talking with your veterinarian and reading up on your dog breed’s hips, exercise and nutrition . Too much exercise too soon can ruin a dog’s hips from proper development as well as inhibit longer hikes in the future.

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…

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’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.…

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…