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Sale, 25% off thru Feb 1

Bird Tarps

Cat Tarps

Flat Tarps

Pyramid 8×8

Bivysacks, Drawcord closure


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Tall tent pole from two trek poles and 3 straps

Three straps are included with the pyramid tarps. With these you can make a long pole for setting up a pyramid tarp using two trekking or ski poles. Using adjustable trekking poles makes the tarp pole adjustable too.


two poles 3 straps

Strap thru wrist loops

Layout other straps

Buckle and tighten center strap around poles

Tighten all straps

Place tip protector on pole end

Tip end to protect tent fabric

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Earth Day volunteers to freshen face of climbing areas

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

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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.


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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