Ah, Portland, The City of Roses, a biking mecca. Good thing I’ve got my trusty bike and new Chrome Messenger Bag, I’ve got some shopping to do. But first, I’ll fuel up with a great breakfast at the Little Red Bike Café. Stowing the leftovers in my Chrome, it’s weatherproof you know, I’ll head down … Continue reading
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Tech Tuesday – Camping Fuel Canisters and Fuel Mixtures
This link, Fuel Mixtures, provides a very detailed account on the various fuel mixtures used in camping stove fuel canisters, the differences of fuels being used and how they are fed to the stove, via upright stoves (MSR Pocket Rocket) or liquid fed stoves (think MSR WhisperLite). The main point being that lower temperatures effect … Continue reading
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2 Tent, Winner, 2010 Editor’s Choice Award!
The Fly Creek UL 2, is a two person tent from Big Agnes that won the Backpacker’s Editor’s Choice Award for 2010. This ultralight backpacking tent weighs 2 lbs, 2 oz. which includes a vestibule for storing your backpacking gear and hiking boots. This ultralight tent is double walled, has a big mesh front door … Continue reading
Nemo Meta 2p Wins Backpackers Editor’s Choice 2010!
The Meta 2P tent, weight and efficiency at its best! This two person tent takes your trekking poles and makes them into tent poles, providing that dual-use option for your backpacking gear. This lightweight backpacking tent weighs in at 2 lbs and 15 oz., lighter then those thick, lugged boots on your feet. The well … Continue reading
Waterproof Map Cases & Rock Racing Win!
Chuck, from Rock Racing submitted this photo Friday winner of him and his teammate racing in the Berryman Adventure race with a waterproof map case. The Rock Racing team makes their way to the canoe transition, lucky they have those map cases to keep their maps and passports dry. Every Friday is Photo Friday. Submit those … Continue reading
Osprey Backpacks – How to Pack a Backpack!
This is a good video on how to pack a backpack. The good folks at Osprey backpacks developed it. The video offers guidance on balance and weight distribution in packing a backpack.
Photo Friday Entries!
Submit those Photo Friday photos of your MPGear (Inov 8 footwear, Big Agnes tents, Atlas snowshoes, Canine Hardwear Travel Bed, Osprey backpacks, etc.). The winner of each Photo Friday receives a $25 MPGear gift certificate. Yaah Hoo! Not only will you get more gear, but you will have more gear to take photos of. Please, … Continue reading
Pete O’Gear is Back!
I’m in Norway today paddling with my 210cm Werner Shuna Paddle-Bent. Not only is this a popular paddle for my high angle aggressive paddle stroke, the neutral bent shaft is great for balance and control. Thank goodness for that, I need all the help I can get to paddle and see as much as I … Continue reading
Photo Friday Winner!
For the third week in a row the reigning champion, once again! Modeling comfortably on her Canine Hardware Travel Bed, Nala is showing us that winning look. Can anyone topple the queen of Photo Friday? Tune in next week. Every Friday is Photo Friday, so submit those photos today.
Riding The Wet Trails
Bike198 has a good article on tackling wet weather mountain bike riding. They’ve also included a wet weather bike skills video. 198 Bike Skills Article So if you are getting ready to hit those wet and muddy trails, take a quick refresher first.
Spend a week in the backcountry this summer lending a hand to re-build a trail. Several clubs and associations across the nation organize weeklong volunteer work parties connecting you with a much needed trail maintenance project. These Volunteer Vacations help rebuild trails and structures in typically more difficult to access trail sections, which typically means, … Continue reading
Photo Friday Winner, Again!
Submitted by Amber. Yeah folks, she won again! Pictured is Nala, this time with the Mountainsmith K-9 Cube, well, a portion of it anyway. Who knows what Nala has her nose in, probably some special doggy treats! If you would like to un-seed Nala‘s consecutive two week win streak, you’ll need to submit a photo of your own (MP) … Continue reading
Detailed Guide for Selecting Snowshoes
SNOWSHOEING Questions to ask yourself before selecting a snowshoe. Snow and terrain conditions. General activity type with suggested snowshoe model. Does size matter? Frames and Decking. Connecting the decking to the frame. Claws/Cleat Crampons used for traction. Heel Lift Bars. Binding Rotation Styles. Binding Fit. F.A.Q’s. 1. Questions to ask yourself before selecting a snowshoe. … Continue reading
Photo Friday Winner!
Submitted by Amber. Pictured is the Chuckit! Flying Squirrel, along with the photogenic Nala. Perhaps Nala earns a double bone-us, as we see her pictured here lying on the ever so comfy Canine Hardware Travel Bed! If you would like to see more of Nala and some of the adventures she has taken, visit her blog, it is … Continue reading
Photo Friday Winner!
Submitted by fellow MPGear adventurer Wanda. Pictured with Wanda are her new Atlas Elektra 923 snowshoes. Taken form atop Mt. Seymour, Vancouver BC on Christmas day. Nice work on getting out there on Christmas Wanda and thanks for the photo! Every Friday is Photo Friday, so submit those MPGear photos to photos@mpgear and you may … Continue reading