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 (Car Camping)

1: Have a plan A well thought out trip /adventure will minimize excess gear being brought along while ensuring you have the right gear to cover all activities as well as the “what if’s”. The website http://www.overlandbound.com is a great resource for vehicle-dependent travel and adventures. If you register, you will have access to their…

Leave No Trace – Please!

Today’s tip is most likely not needed for our readers, as We truly believe that the readers who stop by align with the Gear Guys’ beliefs. We wanted to use today’s tip as a reminder for and request that they pass this tip / request along, and share it where they can. Today we wanted…

ALPS Mountaineering Koda 3 Tent Review

The Gear Guys planned a backpacking trip to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our goal was to hike 2.5 miles into a backcountry campsite that overlooks the Lake of the Clouds and bring our Adventure Dog,Bear, with us. As we looked through our tent inventory while knowing we…

Introducing our newest Adventure Guy…

We would like to take a quick moment to introduce our newest member of the Gear Guys’ family, a rescued Chihuahua-mix who is as small as Bear is big, as high-strung as Bear is laid-back, and as cautious as Bear is brave. Meet Laddy, our newest Adventure Pup. You will get to follow along as…

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…

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…