Category: Tech Tips

The new way of adding sealant. "Twist and Pour".

Going Tubeless

Cycling has seen all kinds of advancements and one of them is tubeless tires.  By now a large portion of you out there have either tried or gone over to riding tubeless wheels.  If you have you know how much of a pain in the ass it can be to fill your tire with the Stan’s sealant and then get […]

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My Cook Set Up in action

Cook Set Up

  For a long time I have been wanting to show everyone my cook set up.  A lot of people ask what I cook on and are shocked at the small size of my set up.  They see it as extreme but in reality it’s quite common among thru-hikers and other long distance folk.  I started with a heavy in […]

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How to prevent and treat blisters.

How to prevent and treat blisters.

The biggest cause of blisters is wet feet.  Your feet get wet from the thousands of glands each contains.  Excessive sweating can greatly increase your chances of getting blisters, which can lead to infections, foot odor, nasty footwear, and in serious conditions frostbite in cold situations. The best way to avoid this from happening is to keep your feet as […]

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Wrapper Wind Barrier -Photo by C.Fowler

Keeping warm on your bike.

So the other day I was riding and due to my booties being wet still I left them at home.  About three quarters through my ride the sun began to dip on the horizon and my poor feet began to get cold.  Every cyclist has been in this situation or one like it.  We’ve all seen pro putting newspaper under […]

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Camera Tips

Camera Tips

Tech Tips for your camera. If you’ve ever done a lot of hiking like me you know all too well it can take a toll on your camera.  After my Pacific Crest Trail hike you could barely read any of the symbols on my camera.  We won’t even go into the condition of the LCD screen.  I had all this […]

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Photo by Ed Hershberg

Winter Camping Tips

Winter camping offers it’s own set of challenges.  The following is a summary of things to consider when venturing out into the wilds during the winter season. One of the first things to consider is travel is slower so distances covered are less.  Plan to reduce your mileage goal by around  50% to 60%.  Because of limited daylight there are […]

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Car Safety Kits

Car Safety Kits

Almost everyone has a first aid kit in their backpack but most do not have a safety kit in their car in case it breaks down or they get stuck.  If you enjoy the outdoors whether on bike, foot, skis, boat or any other means of travel then you probably get off the main thorough fair or travel in adverse […]

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Epic MTB Ride Check List

Epic MTB Ride Check List

Summer and Fall time means its Epic Season.  Epic Season is the time of year when we mountain bikers engage in what others call death rides/marches.  There is always amazing rides out there to be done, if you’re willing to put the effort in.  Yes, by that I mean, pushing one’s bike.  We ride into the mountains only to come […]

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Here’s a list of fun activities around the the greater Seattle/Washington area you might find interesting. Local Race Series websites WSBA NW Trail Runs Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series Indie Series -site is down Ultra Serie(s) Pro-Motion Events BuDu Series Evergreen Trail Runs B.E.A.S.T Series Tri Races Xterra Oyster Race Series NWUltras Cycling Feb. 13th, Seattle Bike Swap, NEW LOCATION […]

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XC Skiing Checklist

Nordic skiing is just like any other sport where you have to bring many items with you each time. Maybe corporate America has just convinced us we do. My issues is not forgetting to bring stuff with me to ski but losing it in the parking lot, just ask those who ski with me. Here’s a list of things to […]

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