Where To Buy Outdoor Gear

Being an outdoor junkie requires you to know where to find the best deals on gear. Any new adventure requires gadgets and gear and if you’re anything like us you will start to OCD about what gear to get long before your adventure begins. Below are some of our favorite retailers that we often use ourselves. We have most often found that we can find the best … [Read more...]

Importance of a Handheld GPS Carrying Case

A handheld GPS is convenient because it can be brought with you anywhere. It is ideal for any outdoor enthusiast and can even be used in the car, on a bicycle, in a boat or trekking through the mountains. The one problem with a handheld GPS is that because it is normally being carried everywhere you go, especially on outdoor adventures, it has the possibility of … [Read more...]

Canoe and Kayak Differences

I know several people who have decided that they want to get out and enjoy the water but aren’t sure if they should use a canoe or a kayak. Both of these are very popular types of boats and can be extremely useful for families, camping, fishing and for general outdoor fun. There are a few key differences between a canoe and a kayak that make each quite unique in … [Read more...]

Important Features of a Bike Repair Stand

If you are into cycling then you have likely had to do some minor or major repairs to your bicycle. For those new to bike repairs they will often first try to perform the repairs by just leaning the bike against a wall. For anyone who has tried this you will know that method is simply useless and you won’t get much accomplished. The bike needs to be held completely … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Right GPS Receiver

There are many different GPS units for a large variety of uses. Which GPS receiver will be right for you will depend on your needs. Steps to Choosing the Right GPS Device Where and When - Determine where and when you will use the GPS receiver. There are GPS units designed for a variety of different uses and activities. Determine where and when you will use your … [Read more...]

Top 5 Bike Repair Stands

As an avid cyclist I have done a lot of research on bike repair stands. I used to use a home-made version of some of the bike stands listed below. However it became very frustrating to get any real work done on my bike and eventually I knew I had to get a proper bike repair stand that could offer better stability and features. Thankfully I did, as now doing … [Read more...]

Important Kayaking Accessories

If you are into kayaking or are thinking about trying some paddling trips there are a few key kayaking accessories that will make your trip not only safe but enjoyable as well. Although there is lots of gear that is optional, the below list is necessary for almost any kayak trip. Accessories That Every Kayaker Should Own PFD – Wearing a lifejacket can be … [Read more...]

Top Handheld GPS Benefits

GPS units of all kinds have become extremely popular in the last several years. No longer do we need to stop and ask for directions or have any idea at all where we are going for that matter. Whether you are driving, hiking, cycling, boating, kayaking or geocashing there is a GPS device that will suit your needs. A very popular type of unit is a handheld GPS … [Read more...]

Types of Bicycle Repair Stands

No longer do home mechanics have to use make-shift home-made repair stands to do adjustments and repairs to their bicycles. There are several options for good quality and versatile bicycle repair stands and many that come at a very affordable price. Deciding on which type of bicycle repair stand to purchase will depend on your needs. Consider: Where you will … [Read more...]

Handheld GPS Buyers Guide

If you have done much research on handheld GPS units you have likely realized that there are hundreds to choose from. Hopefully you have some idea as to what kind of GPS device will suit your needs best. Now it is just a matter of knowing exactly what features to look for. How Does a Handheld GPS Receiver Work? GPS stands for ‘Global Positioning System’. Handheld … [Read more...]