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…

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…

Tuesday’s Tip

Today’s tip will help prevent waking up to frozen boots when on a winter camping or backpacking trip. Before bed, turn your sleeping bag stuff-sack inside out and then remove the liners from your boots. Place the bootliners inside the stuff-sack and then place the sack inside your sleeping bag between your legs for the…

Seirus Ultra Clava Hood

From standing on a frozen beach when there is a windchill of -30 F so you can get a perfect picture of the stars, to spending a night in the middle of the woods when it is -5, the Gear Guys don’t stop just because it gets cold.  When it is this cold during our…

Tuesday’s Tip

  Use a homemade fleece liner to increase the efficiency of your sleeping bag or just double up using a thinner summer bag on the inside. Pro Tip –  When constructing your homemade liner, use moister-wicking microfleece material to help pull moisture away from your body to prevent a chill.