Category: Gear

Make Your Own Dog Harness

If you don’t want to pay custom fees for your harness, especially with extra large, extra small or otherwise out of standard size dogs, make your own. This page will help you make a...

Fun Gift for Paddlers

Years ago my grandpa made a canoe paddle, painted it red, and, in yellow block letters, added “REVERSE GEAR” to the back of the handle. I thought this was hilarious, so my grandma let...

Notes on Making Gear

There’s a few things that don’t fit anywhere else. This will list a bunch of them for easy access.

Make Your Own Gangline!

I’m not sure if these meet competition requirements, but they’re fine for recreational use. It’s easy to make your own lines, once you get the hang of it and it really saves on the...

Product Review-Kelty Gale (1999)

Product Review—Kelty Gale (1999) Product info: Model year: purchased in 1999 Torso sizes: One size (non adjustable) 16-18 Weight: 3.5 lbs Capacity: 3200-3500 in3 Fabric: 600D Kodra upper/1000D bottom Frame: Padded back panel w/...

Make Your Own Neck Gaiter

This one is easy. Real easy. With a machine you can whip it together in less than 15 minutes. By hand is a touch longer. It’s a good project for little ones to help...

Really Cool Dog Toys

These are toys that Lucy or Beau has decided they really enjoy. You can get them at most online or brick and mortar stores. I try to find something I’d have fun with if...

Kitchen Equipment

STOVE- Turbo270 by CampingGaz. Good stove, user freindly, (adjusts like my range at home), the shorter canister is more stable. Heats in a short time (3-4 min for 1L). Heavy at 9 ounces for...

Sleeping Gear

SLEEPING BAG- Coleman 15° Mummy Holofil insulation with nylon tafeta shell. Made for folks up to 6’2″, so I swim in it at 5’4″. This extra space gives me enough room to bring my...

Footwear

SOCKS- Wigwam Husky Socks Okay socks but…. Feel like an athletic sock but are wool. Soft, dry, warm. Didn’t lose their loft. My feet didn’t get too sweaty or get a real “feety” smell...