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…

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…

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 Tip

This new year make the most of every minute by seeking out opportunities for adventure in your life rather than feeling disappointed and left behind. Here is how the Gear Guys minimize using up vacation days to have two-day, two-night adventure trips. Gear is kept highly organized and all in one location to facilitate quick packing…

When All Else Fails

You’re in the middle of the woods, you went for what should have been a short walk from camp, the sun is setting fast, and you can’t remember how to get back to camp…You went for a day hike, decide to make a campfire to make lunch over, but you forgot matches…You’re about to send…

Tuesday’s Tips

The Gear Guys just love tents…they are like building a fort when you were a kid. We enjoy researching them and trying them out for the first time. Here are two quick tips we have run across in our hunt for the perfect tent: It can be easier to assemble the tent with the main…