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The Lowdown on Alpine Touring Gear

The Lowdown on Alpine Touring Gear Most gear advice articles will paint a very neutral picture of the various brands and equipment recommended to “get the job done”. After reading, I often end up more confused as to which gear to use. Since I have no sponsors or brand...

The Lowdown on Alpine Touring Gear

The Lowdown on Alpine Touring Gear Most gear advice articles will paint a very neutral picture of the various brands and equipment recommended to “get the job done”. After reading, I often end up more confused as to which gear to use. Since I have no sponsors or brand...

The 10 Unspoken Rules of Camping

If you’ve spent some time in the woods and respect nature, I’m sure you already abide by the “Leave No Trace” principle.  Kudos to you!  Here are a handful of rules you won’t come across at any State Park, KOA or wilderness area.  These...

Guide to the Ultimate Backpacking Setup

The gear you choose to pack (and not to pack) plays a major role in how your adventure will play out. Today, I’m going to share with you my secrets for dialing in your backpack. The Pack Your backpack is the foundation for your gear, so fit is your number one...

An Introduction to Slot Canyons

The slot canyons of Southern Utah are one of our states most underrated gems.  If you’re looking for an adventure with mind blowing views and elements of climbing, look no further. These slots can range from easy strolls to highly technical canyoneering routes...

Taking Care of Your Life Line

Your climbing rope is your life line. You trust it with your life, so understanding your equipment is paramount. These steps will help you take care of your rope and make sure you get the most life out of it. Keep your rope clean When dirt gets into your rope it can...

How to Properly Package your Skis for Shipment

Whether you’re traveling to Utah to ski the greatest snow on earth or have just sold a pair of your old skis on GearTrade, you’ll need to know how to properly ship them. Below, we go over the basics, so your skis arrive safely at their destination.   Here’s what...

How to size your next bike

No matter what kind of bike you’re looking to get, the first step is measuring your inseam. First, take off your shoes and place a book between your legs and up against your crotch.  Then take a measurement from the floor to your crotch.  Then use that inseam...
Things Climbers Say

Things Climbers Say

Have you ever been confused by all the different terms and phrases that climbers use? Here’s a glossary to keep you in the know. If you have any questions or phrases you would like to add, jump in and share in the comments section.   Rock Climbing Glossary Abseil...
Climbing 101

Climbing 101

If you’re looking for a great way to get outdoors, get exercise, and get a healthy dose of adrenaline then rock climbing may be the sport for you. Although you may see a fair amount of daredevils on Youtube, thousands of averages Joes enjoy this sport every day....
First-Aid Kit Basics

First-Aid Kit Basics

Whether you’re out in the middle of nowhere or you’re out for a quick day hike, a good first aid kit is important to have.  Here are some of the basic items you need to build your own first aid kit.   Dressings and Bandages Band-Aids of various shapes and sizes...
Backpacking Checklist

Backpacking Checklist

  Backpacking Gear Checklist Personal Gear Backpack  (How To Choose a Backpack?) 2-3 Upper body layers 1 Windproof waterproof jacket 2 Lower body layers 1 Windproof waterproof shell pant Sun Hat Warm Hat Light Gloves 3 Pairs of Socks Sleeping Bag  (How To Choose...

Guide to the Ultimate Backpacking Setup

The gear you choose to pack (and not to pack) plays a major role in how your adventure will play out. Today, I’m going to share with you my secrets for dialing in your backpack. The Pack Your backpack is the foundation for your gear, so fit is your number one...

Taking Care of Your Life Line

Your climbing rope is your life line. You trust it with your life, so understanding your equipment is paramount. These steps will help you take care of your rope and make sure you get the most life out of it. Keep your rope clean When dirt gets into your rope it can...

Guide to the Ultimate Backpacking Setup

The gear you choose to pack (and not to pack) plays a major role in how your adventure will play out. Today, I’m going to share with you my secrets for dialing in your backpack. The Pack Your backpack is the foundation for your gear, so fit is your number one...

Taking Care of Your Life Line

Your climbing rope is your life line. You trust it with your life, so understanding your equipment is paramount. These steps will help you take care of your rope and make sure you get the most life out of it. Keep your rope clean When dirt gets into your rope it can...

How to Properly Package your Skis for Shipment

Whether you’re traveling to Utah to ski the greatest snow on earth or have just sold a pair of your old skis on GearTrade, you’ll need to know how to properly ship them. Below, we go over the basics, so your skis arrive safely at their destination.   Here’s what...

How to size your next bike

No matter what kind of bike you’re looking to get, the first step is measuring your inseam. First, take off your shoes and place a book between your legs and up against your crotch.  Then take a measurement from the floor to your crotch.  Then use that inseam...
Cleaning your Bike

Cleaning your Bike

Regardless of what you put your bike through, whether it be a casual neighborhood ride or a long day of muddy single track, your bike will always have some sort of grime or buildup on it. To keep everything working properly, cleaning it regularly is a must. Cleaning...
How to build a Campfire

How to build a Campfire

Whether you’re building a campfire for cooking or trying to stay warm on a chilly night we’re going to cover the key steps for building a successful campfire. Finding or Building a Fire Ring When at a public campground make sure you only use the designated fire pits,...
Winter layering guide

Winter layering guide

Layering is one of the best ways to maximize your warmth and comfort while outdoors. It allows you to make quick adjustments based on the weather and your current outdoor activity. Each layer will provide its own function in keeping you warm. Base Layer: Moisture...
How to take care of your sleeping bag

How to take care of your sleeping bag

  Your sleeping bag is one of the most important pieces of gear you own, so you want to keep it in the best condition possible. Here are a few tips that will keep your bag in top shape for years to come.   Proper Use Be mindful of dirty shoes and equipment.  Make...
How to take the best photo of your used gear

How to take the best photo of your used gear

How to take pro photos when you’re not a pro   Would you buy used gear online if there were no photos?  Exactly!  That’s why it’s super important to take great photos of your gear. The higher the quality, the faster your gear will sell. Today we’re going to go...
How to ship your Paddleboard

How to ship your Paddleboard

  Shipping your paddleboard is a lot easier than you would expect. There are four things you need to package your paddleboard safely. Packing Tape Bubble Wrap Cardboard or Pipe Insulation A box big enough for the board to fit.   Materials For tape, I recommend a...

The 10 Unspoken Rules of Camping

If you’ve spent some time in the woods and respect nature, I’m sure you already abide by the “Leave No Trace” principle.  Kudos to you!  Here are a handful of rules you won’t come across at any State Park, KOA or wilderness area.  These...

An Introduction to Slot Canyons

The slot canyons of Southern Utah are one of our states most underrated gems.  If you’re looking for an adventure with mind blowing views and elements of climbing, look no further. These slots can range from easy strolls to highly technical canyoneering routes...
Things Climbers Say

Things Climbers Say

Have you ever been confused by all the different terms and phrases that climbers use? Here’s a glossary to keep you in the know. If you have any questions or phrases you would like to add, jump in and share in the comments section.   Rock Climbing Glossary Abseil...
Climbing 101

Climbing 101

If you’re looking for a great way to get outdoors, get exercise, and get a healthy dose of adrenaline then rock climbing may be the sport for you. Although you may see a fair amount of daredevils on Youtube, thousands of averages Joes enjoy this sport every day....
First-Aid Kit Basics

First-Aid Kit Basics

Whether you’re out in the middle of nowhere or you’re out for a quick day hike, a good first aid kit is important to have.  Here are some of the basic items you need to build your own first aid kit.   Dressings and Bandages Band-Aids of various shapes and sizes...
Things Snowboarders Say

Things Snowboarders Say

Have you ever been confused by all the different terms and phrases Snowboarders use? Here’s a glossary to keep you ahead of the Curve. If you have any questions or phrases you would like to add, jump in and share in the comments section.   Glossary Air: Any jump or...
Mountain Biking 101

Mountain Biking 101

Mountain Biking is a great way to get outside, get exercise, and connect with nature. The most common myth is the requirement of “mountains”. Trails vary from mellow dirt roads, winding single-track, to lift accessed mountain bike parks, so there are trails for...
Things Skiers Say

Things Skiers Say

Have you ever been confused by all the different terms and phrases that skiers use? Here’s a glossary to keep you ahead of the curve.   If you have any questions or phrases you would like to add, jump in and share in the comments section.   Glossary AFD...
The Hiking Essentials

The Hiking Essentials

Whether you’re taking a short hike after work or a week long excursion into your favorite canyon, here is the gear you should never be without.   Navigation tools – Map, Compass, GPS, etc. There are even apps for this stuff now. You never know when a quick side...
Top 5 Non-Traditional Camping Essentials

Top 5 Non-Traditional Camping Essentials

Below is a complete list of all the gear you may need for a proper camping trip. However, there are five pieces of “gear” you must bring that often get overlooked.   Top 5 Non-Traditional Camping Essentials Baby Wipes. Yes, baby wipes and believe me you will need...

The 10 Unspoken Rules of Camping

If you’ve spent some time in the woods and respect nature, I’m sure you already abide by the “Leave No Trace” principle.  Kudos to you!  Here are a handful of rules you won’t come across at any State Park, KOA or wilderness area.  These... read more

An Introduction to Slot Canyons

The slot canyons of Southern Utah are one of our states most underrated gems.  If you’re looking for an adventure with mind blowing views and elements of climbing, look no further. These slots can range from easy strolls to highly technical canyoneering routes... read more

Things Climbers Say

Have you ever been confused by all the different terms and phrases that climbers use? Here’s a glossary to keep you in the know. If you have any questions or phrases you would like to add, jump in and share in the comments section.   Rock Climbing Glossary Abseil... read more

Climbing 101

If you’re looking for a great way to get outdoors, get exercise, and get a healthy dose of adrenaline then rock climbing may be the sport for you. Although you may see a fair amount of daredevils on Youtube, thousands of averages Joes enjoy this sport every day.... read more

First-Aid Kit Basics

Whether you’re out in the middle of nowhere or you’re out for a quick day hike, a good first aid kit is important to have.  Here are some of the basic items you need to build your own first aid kit.   Dressings and Bandages Band-Aids of various shapes and sizes... read more