Columbia Silver Ridge Shorts

The Columbia Silver Ridge cargo shorts have recently become Gear Son’s favorite pair of shorts. These shorts are made of a quick drying, ultra-wicking, upf 50 material, that gives you plenty of freedom to move in. During the initial test of these shorts, Gear Son fell into a river up to his waist (complete with…

Stanley Adventure Series: The Nesting Two Cup Cookset Review

As you probably know, any good team will divide and conquer the tasks and responsibilities of an adventure. One of my roles as Gear Dad has been managing all aspects of our meals from menu creation, to necessary equipment, to preparing it, to cooking and serving. I enjoy this role as I like the challenge…

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

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.

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…

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 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…