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…

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…

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…

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…

Situational Awareness on Adventures

Part of managing safety during adventures, both tame and extreme, is to be very vigilant of the current conditions as well as any changes in those conditions. Here is a list of important things you want to be constantly aware of: *Current weather and pending weather? *Time of day and how much remaining light is…

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…