YakTrax Review

A true review by Gear Mom… Recently, while accompanying Gear Dad and Gear Son on their ice-diving excursion, I borrowed a pair of YakTrax to use while trekking across the frozen lake. Given the choice between the chain bottoms and the spike bottoms, I chose the spike bottoms, hoping for more added traction. Never having…

Tuesday’s Winter Camping Tips

Trip planning during the cold season is critical, and if the mercury drops low enough, your safety and health can be at risk.  Plan early and plan down to the fine details to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Detailed trip planning will help set your mind at ease and build a wise, calm confidence…

Tuesday’s Tip

  Use a homemade fleece liner to increase the efficiency of your sleeping bag or just double up using a thinner summer bag on the inside. Pro Tip –  When constructing your homemade liner, use moister-wicking microfleece material to help pull moisture away from your body to prevent a chill.