Earth Day volunteers to freshen face of climbing areas


“The Spokane Mountaineers alone is rounding up volunteers for five Spokane-area venues on Saturday:”

 

http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/outdoors/2017/apr/20/earth-day-volunteers-freshen-face-climbing-areas/

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Oware bug shelter for a group.


Keep your group out of the bugs

Bug A Mid

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustable Pole height

Teach lessons, Debrief, Play music, Dine.

Ultralight

Thanks to Nature Bridge for the Photos

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Scout High Adventure Camp Tarp Photos


Montana High Adventure.

Montana Tarp Photo

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Touring skins for skinny skis from old Telemark skins


Ever get the wax completely wrong when XC skiing? Or have to deal with breakable crust when touring?

Taking a beginner out and want them to have success on not so perfect snow or grooming?

I have a pair of old climbing skins from back when telemark skis were long and thin. By slitting them in

half and putting on new glue I have now two pair of skinny skins that will fit classic or skate skis.

After cutting I used a heat gun and a paint scraper to get the old glue off. Then put on new glue. Then I folded the front over 3 inches and insert  a  square ring of the right size to fit the ski tip (a loop of strong cord could also work in a pinch). The glue should hold it, but for extra safety a few stitches of thread made a nice backup.

Make some touring skins

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How to replace a zipper slider


Usually the first part of a zipper to wear out is the slider. The metal wears away over time and no longer pushes the zipper teeth together. Replacing the slider is often a simple matter and takes only a blade or seam ripper and a needle and thread. If you have an Oware product with a worn out slider, contact me and I will send you a new slider for free. Here is a couple of videos on replacing a slider on a bug bivy.

Zip slider replacement Part 1

Zip slider replacement a part 2

 

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November Sale, 15% off any product


Use Coupon Code  November to get 15% off one item till the end of the month.

Oware

 

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Thick Foam Pads Back in Stock, Stuffsacks for them too!


Plastazote Foam

Winter Thickness of 1/2″ (1.3mm)

Dark Grey

Closed Cell Foam Waterproof to a Hydrostatic Head of 3500 mm.

Will not go flat if punctured.

One of the lightest options for your PCT thru hike.

Add it to your summer pad for a winter trip.

R value of 2.

Without dimples or ridges that collect snow in your snow shelter or rain under your tarp and soak your sleeping bag.

Stuffsack (with strap loop for outside carry on your pack or on top of your bike panniers) available on some sizes. Drawstring has keeper mitten hook for outside carry of pad on pack. Stuffsack weight 1 oz.

Use the double wide in hammocks, for two people, or trim and layer for one person to extra width or cushioning.

 

Three sizes from two person width to torso size.

Torso size 20x40x1/2″ –weight 5 ounces

One person size 20x60x1/2″ –weight 7.5 ounces

Two person size 40x60x1/2″ –weight 15 ounces

Available in the USA only due to shipping costs on bulky items.

Free Shipping in the USA.

http://shop.bivysack.com/Foam-1-2-Thick-130mm-Sleeping-Pads-1FoamWinter.htm

foam and stuffsack

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Foam half inch 2

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