Re-threading a Stuff Sack

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 […]

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Disco and POD go to Maui for their Honeymoon

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 […]

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Seam Sealing Tips

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 […]

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The Low Down on the Gorilla

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 […]

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Spinn Twinn in the Snow

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 […]

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Winter Outdoor Retailer 2011

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.

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How Light is Your Fishing Tackle?

It’s just an empty Tic Tac box with a small foam pad inside. The foam holds the lures. My favorite for mountain trout is a small Panther Martin and a small Super Duper.  Flies or your favorites can be added.  The outside of the box is wrapped with 50 feet of 6 lb. mono-filament line.  […]

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