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,…

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’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…

Tuesday’s Tip “Save The Day Kit”

The Gear Guys have a “Save a Dive Kit” for SCUBA diving; it has all the needed o-rings, dry suit seals, and miscellaneous tools neeeded to repair each piece of equipment. When we have a breakdown on the shore or out on the charter boat, we have a kit that can turn an emergency into…