Monthly Archives: July 2015

  • Snowboarding Gear and Equipment


    Winter will be here soon and avid snowboarders will be flocking the snow again in droves.  Many will just rent a party bus and head to the hill with a large group of friends. Snowboarding is an extremely popular outdoor sport that requires considerable prep work. Not only do you need to find the right snowboarding spot, you also need to pack all the gears and gadgets. Starting from the right apparel to the right equipment, you need to be aware of everything. Here are some important pointers to keep in mind when you go shopping for your snowboarding items:

    Clothes- Wearing the right kind of clothes for snowboarding is very important because of the extreme nature of the weather. You cannot enjoy snowboarding as a sport if you are uncomfortable physically. Classically, it has three layers:


  • One Man Tents


    Camping is a wonderful way to get out and be one with nature. The feeling of waking up in the morning and stepping out into the crisp morning breeze is an exhilarating experience, and there is no better way to do it than with your loved ones. That is why a 4 man tent is the perfect utility for all your outdoor camping needs. Imagine waking up with your family after a great night’s sleep, a sleep that did not include bumping shoulders because of cramped sleeping quarters. The ability to get up and stand fully erect in your tent, stepping outside, and being proud of how luxurious your tent is. You might even think of those poor souls sleeping in their portable motorized homes, because you know they will never feel as connected to nature as you are. This is possible because of the comfort that one man tents provide.


  • A Beginner’s Intro to Whitewater Kayaking

    Whitewater kayaking is something that can be enjoyable for people of nearly all ages.  I’ve had my 7 year old out in my boat on some class II waters this summer and it got me to thinking about introducing people to the world of whitewater and the best way in going about it.


    There is one main thing I will say about learning to become a good kayaker.  YOU’VE GOT TO WANT IT!  If you don’t want it there’s really no reason in ever really getting out there.  Most people are easily frightened by the confines of a whitewater kayak and never progress beyond the first terrifying day on the water or their first bad experience in the pool.


  • Comparing Some Rack Accessories

    In an earlier post I covered some basics and previous experiences with base roof rack systems without getting too in depth regarding attachments.  My next few posts will talk about some of the various attachments I’ve had over the years and my experiences with those.


    I’ve traveled extensively both regionally and cross country with different rack systems and things attached.  My main travels have involved toting snowboards, kayaks and surfboards with a few bike mixed in here and there.


    For the time being I’ll basically talk about kayak transport and may save the remainder for future posts.  As most of you already know my main rack set up over the years has been the Yakima round bars until I recently upgraded to the Whispbar thru bar system for my later model Chevy Tahoe.