Trad climbing explained

Climbing is a bit of a mysterious sport. There’s a lot of terminology to take in and lore to learn when you’re first starting out.…

Spring time tips for rock climbers

It’s here! Spring has sprung. For rock climbers all over the US, that means we’re crawling out of our caves, dusting off our cams and…

Travel Tuesdays: Pick your partners carefully

Today I’m going to share two climbing stories that both carry the same message from two different angles: Pick your partners in adventure carefully. In…

Essential items for emergency situations

In any life threatening situation, people who are prepared are the most likely to survive. These people bring the kinds of things they may need…

Cheap and useful camping hacks

Are you a camping and hiking enthusiast that’s careful with your money? If you’re one of the growing number that does not want to spend…

Hiking + backpacking = fastpacking

First of all, fastpacking is not for everyone. It is the latest challenge for those who hike and backpack, marked tracks, as a hobby. It…

Essential knots for rock climbing

If you’re interested in rock climbing, these are the knots you should know. When you’re climbing, you need to have these knots memorized so that…