Gear

MicroSpikes-Studded Tires for Feet

by Andy Dappen It’s a transitional time of year. There’s not the usual snow pack for Nordic skiing, backcountry skiing, or snowshoeing, but enough ice on trails to make the slip-factor ripe for body slams. Kid... Read More...

Gearing Up for Snowshoeing

Gearing Up for Snowshoeing : Hardware and Accessoriesby Andy Dappen Defining snowshoeing for you Snowshoeing above Clara Lake near Mission Peak. There’s a continuum in how snowshoes may be used from wal... Read More...

Satellitic Salvation

Satellitic Salvation by Andy Dappen We’ve all been there… behind schedule on a trip and feeling the anxiety of missing a date, party, or dinner where we ‘re expected. When running late we’ve all worried about... Read More...

First-Aid Lite

First-Aid Lite by Andy Dappen (fact checked by Dr. Mark Shipman) When trying to rid your pack of unnecessary pounds, the normal first-aid kit is worth putting under the microscope. With some scrutiny it’s act... Read More...

Field Repairs 202

Field Repairs 202 by Andy Dappen When it comes to keeping your outdoor equipment in good repair, I've sang the praises of Seam Grip many times. With this viscous liquid that flows from a tube like cold honey ... Read More...

Treaures of Trash

Treasures of Trash by Andy Dappen What joy it is for a cheapskate to harvest useful, well-designed treasures right from the trash. Just this weekend I derived as much pleasure by salvaging a plastic jar my wi... Read More...

Camping Memories

by Sarah Shaffer Cody Graf and Kate Bonnett trail running through wildflower blooms on the top of Steamboat Rock. The goal for myself and my family this spring and summer is to get out backpacking and ca... Read More...