Infographic: How to Hold the Ice Axe to Arrest a Fall

This week’s infographic comes to us from Petzl, specifically a scan out of their Mountaineering axes manual that came along with my Petzl Snowalker 60 cm ice axe. Not the best scan, but, I loved it and wanted to share it. Unfortunately I could not find a PDF copy of it on their site…   […]

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Infographic: Sleep Warm While Camping

This infographic is another one that comes to us from ScoutMasterCG.com – another purveyor of great outdoor-related infographics. While geared towards scouts, it applies to us all. Enjoy!  This infographic also pairs well with a post I made in February – Settling down for a long winter’s nap.

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Get a Grip!

About 2 weeks ago, I wrote a post on Waterproofing Your Backpack. In that post, I mentioned Rust-Oleum Leak Seal Flexible Rubber Sealant to waterproof the bottom of the pack. In this post, I am going to show you another way I put this miracle stuff to use… Midway through the winter season, I dropped […]

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Water Filters in Winter

Like my post on Carrying Water in Winter where I touch on why I do not carry a bladder and drinking tube in the winter time – something to also think about is a water filter. For the most part – almost all filters will freeze up in the winter time, if they are not […]

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Just Your Average Review: Kelty Cosmic 0-Degree Sleeping Bag

Product Specifications Manufacturer: Kelty Model: Cosmic 0 Size: Long  – Fits up to 6’ 6” Temperature Rating: 0° / -18°C Trail Weight (per manufacturer): 5 lb. 1 oz. / 2.27 kg Dimensions: Length: 84” / 213 cm, Shoulder girth: 64” / 163 cm Stuffed Dimensions: Diameter: 12" / 30 cm, Stuffed length: 20" / 51 […]

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