Rodcle Consusa 45 Liter Pack Review

I have tried many packs for canyoneering over the years. I currently us an older Arcteryx Bora 35 Liter for most canyons that don’t require a combination of overnight gear, packrafting gear [...]

Adidas AX2.0 Canyoneering Shoe Review

Bless you Adidas for buying Five Ten. I was worried that when Adidas bought Five Ten they  would discontinue making shoes that would work in wet canyons. Not only did they continue, they made an [...]

Kong OKA Rappelling Device Review

The Oka is a new rappelling device made by Kong. It is similar to the Petzl Pirana only it is larger and has more options. I have tried it through wet and dry canyons and it performed great in [...]

How to use a Petzl PIRANA

Rappelling Device for Technical Canyoneering The PIRANA descender offers multiple braking options and can be installed on the rope without removing it from the harness. Designed for use with [...]

Blue Water Canyon Pro Dual Sheath Rope

Blue Water Canyon Pro DS 8 MM Rope is one badass rope. It can handle many rough sandstone canyons and come out unscathed. It is a canyoneers dream. It is lightweight, weighing only 5.51 pounds at [...]

Kong Kevlar 3/4 Finger Gloves

These are a good pair of gloves for rappelling in wet or dry situations. They have a Kevlar palm to last longer and to keep the heat from a rapid descent from reaching your skin. They have only [...]

Merrell Radland Men’s Shoe Review

I have really liked the Merrell Outland hiking shoe. I could get 500-600 miles on one pair before they had to be retired. Unfortunately Merrell discontinued them so I bought a pair of the Radland [...]

Petzl Cordex Gloves Review

What they say: These lightweight belay/rappel gloves combine the durability of a work glove with the precise fit and dexterity of a fine driving glove. Double-layered leather protects the palm [...]

The North Face Smedge 2 Review

What they say: The Smedge rocks. Literally. This breathable approach shoe excels on craggy, rock-strewn routes that require a low volume fit and a high-friction, sticky rubber grip. With a [...]

Merrell: New for 2011

Merrell’s Spring arrivals are in. You can view them at Merrell.com. The only reason I mention it is because they added my favorite hiking shoe back on the menu!! See it here: Outland

Merrell Outland Boot Update

I previously posted how much I loved the Merrell Outland boot. You can see the review here. I just wanted to post an update on my last pair. I purchased them in April of 2010 and wore them for [...]

Great Auto Mechanic

I know that my posts are usually about adventures, gear, etc, but, from time to time you made need a mechanic to work on your vehicle to get you to those adventures. So I am posting this to [...]