My friend, the Onion of CDT yo-yo fame, was in Denver for a visit and he let me try his homemade energy bars. I had been looking for a cheaper alternative to buying bars from my local grocery store for a long time and was immediately sold on his bars*. I played around with his […]
Grant is heading off Southeast Utah to the Kanab area to do some winter hiking. He plans to seek some slot canyons, and other interesting sites depending on the weather. He will be there with a couple friends for four days and then he will be headed off to Death Valley to do some more […]
Did you accidentally pull out the string in your stuff sack? It can be frustrating to try to get the string back through. We here have used a number of techniques but this one here is the quickest we have seen. Take a safety pin and stick it through your string. Close the safety pin […]
Disco and POD are two of our trail ambassadors. What makes them unique is that they are both triple crowners, and they still wanted to get married after all that hiking together. They must be a match made in heaven. Even though they married this last summer they just got around to their honeymoon. They […]
Last month, there was some questions on how to seam seal one of our tarps so we thought we would post on how we do it and include some of the tips our users have given us. Typically we make our own sealant out of a mixture of high grade outdoor silicone caulking and mineral […]
Periodically we repost excellent online articles reviewing our gear. This past fall, Philip Werner at SectionHiker.com posted an in depth article on the Gorilla. He discussed the pack in depth and covered the design goals, how it compares with the Mariposa™ Plus, and how to best outfit it. You can see all the details at […]
If you ever wondered if you can set up a Spinn Twinn in the snow. Hendrik Morkel recently created a great post on his site Hiking in Finland. It shows lots of pictures and describes how to do it. He goes over what types of stakes to use, how to support the poles, what types […]
Grant and Glen went to OR to be with old friends and to discover new products. We met up with many of the cottage guys like Russ Zanderbergen from Trail Designs, Henry Shires from Tarptent, Tomo from Hiker Depot, and many more. Take a look at our photo gallery to see what was going on.