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Buying And Maintenance Tips For Weekend Backpacks

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

How to buy and maintain a weekend backpack

Buying Tips
Cordura is the most durable pack fabric, but it is also the most heaviest and most water absorbent. Nylon is lighter, sheds snow and repel water better, but is less durable.

Hiking Boots Buying and Maintenance Tips

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Hiking Boots buying and maintenance tips

Sleeping Bag Buying and Maintenance Tips

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Buying and maintaining sleeping bag tips

Remember to spend a few extra dollars on a sleeping-bag sheet liner made from either silk or a cotton/synthetic blend. It adds warmth and comfort to your sleep, but more importantly, it also absorbs grime and oil from your body, keeping the bag cleaner in the long run.

Soft Shell Jacket Buying And Maintenance Tips

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Buying and Maintenance Tips for Soft Shell Jacket

Buying tips, check the hang tag: the best softshells are made with fabric from reputable companies like Schoeller or Polartec.
Check the fit: the cut should be athletic and should stretch to allow complete freedom of movement.
Check for DWR: durable water repellency is a chemical coating manufacturers apply to fabrics to improve their water-shedding qualities. A DWR coating is an essential feature, since most softshells don’t have waterproof membranes.

How To Repair Down Jacket or Sleeping Bag When The Feathers Are Flying Out Of Your Down Insulation

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

North Face Nuptse down feather filled jacketDon’t you hate it when you brush against something and you hear a RRRip! and you see in the air thick with swirling feathers from your down filled jacket?

Buying, Care and Maintenance Tips For HardShell Jackets

Friday, October 24th, 2008

man wearing a hard shell jacket

Make A Great Inexpensive Camp Stove Windscreen

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Aluminum Camp Stove Wind Screen

You can make a great inexpensive windscreen out of a piece of 10-inch aluminum flashing.

Bisphenol A – Plastics Alert In Canada – Water, Baby Bottles And Other Plastic Containers

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Recently the Canadian Goverment announced a health advisory concerning unsafe plastics that can cause long-term health problems due to plastic leaking chemicals into contained food or liquids. Do yourself a favor, be an educated consumer and read the article below.

All About Camping / Camp Stoves – Part 2

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

3. Liquid Petroleum Gas Camping Stoves – best for Overnight Hikes and High Altitude Mountaineering

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