Category: Tech Tips

Camping on the Dalton

Tips for the outdoors

This will be a on going list I will add to regularly.  If you have tips to add, by all means please send them to us.  It is not meant to be a all inclusive list but hopefully it will help you on your next adventure, whether it be camping, hiking, trekking, bike touring, mountain biking climbing, paddle or whatever […]

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Cougars

Cougars

Though you may never see one in your life time, it would be naïve to think that on any giving hike you’re not being watched by a cougar.  Cougars are beautiful and majestic creatures but can also be dangerous.  Knowing how to live and recreate in cougar country and also how to deal with an encounter are skills anyone living […]

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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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2007 - PCT - I'm down to this.

Cutting Pack Weight

Cutting Pack Weight   Ever wonder how those hikers with the tiny overnight packs manage to survive the night with such small packs.  Read on and I’ll tell you, so you can do it yourself. It pains me greatly when I go hiking and see people laboring to carry massive packs through the woods.  I ponder what they have in […]

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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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