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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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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Infographic: How to Survive Hypothermia

This from EMS, a special infographic for you today! For two reasons – first, the story which this appeared with on the EMS blog happened pretty close to home. And two, well, I have the next few weeks taken care of for my regularly scheduled, and informal “Just Your Average Infographic Wednesdays” (I am still […]

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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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Changing Trekking Pole Baskets, Part Deux!

In the first post on the subject, I suggested a way to help get your trekking poles on if it is a tough fit. I guess I spoke too soon in professing my love for my Komperdell Savannah poles, as a week ago, I suffered a loss in my hiking gear family. When checking my […]

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