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Down Jacket Repair

Down Jacket Repair

So you’ve snagged and ripped your favorite down jacket or vest and you’re losing feathers like a molting chicken. That’s exactly where I found myself not long ago. My immediate and quick fix was of course Duct tape, but to me that’s more of a band aid than an actual repair job. When I got [...]

January 31, 2014 Kristopher Artz HOW TO, TIPS 7

How to Open a Bottle with a Caribiner

How to Open a Bottle with a Caribiner

Well the story is, we were in Salt Lake City Utah for a few days and staying in a hotel. While I was out, I found this awesome looking Wasatch Raspberry Wheat Beer at the local market. When I got it back to the hotel room I realized I didn’t have a bottle opener so [...]

February 27, 2013 Kristopher Artz FUN, HOW TO 0

Polar Fleece, How it’s Made

Polar Fleece, How it’s Made

Anyone that spends any time outdoors has heard of Polar fleece (or sometimes it’s just referred to as fleece).  Polar Fleece is a soft insulating fabric made from  Polyethylene terephthalate or PET. Wikipedia tells us that “PET is  a thermoplastic polymer resin of the polyester family and is used in synthetic fibers; beverage, food and other liquid containers.” The synthetic fibers are [...]

February 20, 2013 Kristopher Artz FUN, HOW TO 0

Leave No Trace, 7 Principles and You

Leave No Trace, 7 Principles and You

Why do we venture into Nature? Why do we visit or explore the places we do? Sometimes it’s because of the absolute beauty, perhaps to see and experience something unique or maybe it’s to just get away from it all. Imagine if there were a few principles or guidelines we could all adhere to that [...]

January 27, 2013 Kristopher Artz FUN, HOW TO 0

Caring For Your Sleeping Bag

Caring For Your Sleeping Bag

Anyone that has purchased a sleeping bag fairly recently know what an investment it is. That’s why in this podcast, I’m going to talk about proper washing, drying and storage in order to maximize the life of your bag. If you follow these tips, your bag will keep you warm and cozy for years to [...]

October 6, 2012 Kristopher Artz HOW TO 0

The Camping Gear Box

The Camping Gear Box

It’s often difficult enough to find the time to go camping and when you do make the time, the last thing anyone wants is to spend a lot of time organizing and packing all of the little things that you need. I have found a great way to save time and effort is to have [...]

September 10, 2012 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, HOW TO, TIPS 2

Ways to Connect With Other “Outdoorsy” People

Ways to Connect With Other “Outdoorsy” People

One of the most difficult things about living in any city is meeting new people with similar interests. I find this especially true when it comes to  meeting people that enjoy hiking, camping or various other outdoor activities. Here are a few ways that I have found that may make that search a little easier. [...]

June 4, 2012 Kristopher Artz HOW TO 2