How to Wash a Tent

Take care of your tent and it’ll take care of you. Here’s how our repair team recommends cleaning it.

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Crag Dogs: A Climber’s Best Friend (Or Worst Enemy)

When you punt off your project for the hundredth time in a row, having your dog at the crag with you can spell the difference between holding it together and bursting into tears. But it’s a double-edged sword. If you’re going for the send on your project and your crag dog spots a wild animal they want to chase, you need to stop, go in-direct or lower and handle your crag dog. Whether dogs belong at the crag is a difficult question with many different answers, and they may all be right. We’re here to help you make the right decision for yourself and your dog. Rules and Regulations It doesn’t matter if your dog is the best crag dog in the world, if the area’s regulations say no dogs—sorry…

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5 Tips for Staying Warm & Comfortable in a Tent

Sleeping in a tent in good weather is mostly intuitive. Sure, there are some helpful tricks, but for the most part, any beginner can figure it out. However, add a little rain, snow, sleet, wind, or combinations of the elements thereof, and staying warm and dry might not be as simple as you thought. Anyone can survive a night in less than ideal conditions, but maintaining comfort and warmth on longer and/or multiday trips and adventures can take a little more experience. Here are five quick tips that just might come in handy on your next camping adventure that features less than desirable weather. 1: Ventilation  One of the key components of staying dry is preventative maintenance. No matter how warm your gear is, it is rendered pretty useless once…

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Boiling Snow & Filtering Water in the Alpine

A successful adventure in the alpine requires many working parts. Number one is most certainly stoke! However, there are other aspects that are just as important. When planning a trip that takes you into a remote mountain environment and away from civilization, it is important to know how to take care of yourself in the event something does not go as planned. Familiarity with the 10 Essentials is critical, and of those 10, understanding how to find and prepare safe drinking water is of utmost importance. It’s not just about finding a water source (from ice or a stream)—knowing the steps to follow to prepare water efficiently and effectively is essential. There are important aspects to consider, such as your environment, specific equipment to use and the overall preparation for…

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