Wham! Bam! Lessons in Colorado's High Country


I heard Jackie yell “ROCK!” but it wasn’t the “Rock!” that you would normally hear while climbing. This was a voice of panic and fear,and yelled at the top of her lungs...repeatedly. I looked up and watched a 500 pound boulder heading straight for my head at extremely high speed. This wouldn’t be the worst part of my day. … [Read more...]

HAM'in About Radio Communication


I made a dumb assumption. A friend of a friend agreed to show me a new trail I’d never traveled before, and we kept the group small: Me in my Jeep, Russ in his Rubicon, and our fearless leader in his Sport. … [Read more...]

Tire Clinic – Major Sidewall Repair


You've just passed through a gnarly series of rocks and ruts in what seemed like a very difficult traverse in your Jeep vehicle. Then, all of a sudden, you find your tire has been severely damaged from an adjoining rock. You're in the backcountry, far from civilization. What do you do? … [Read more...]

Leatherman Surge Multi-Tool


The Leatherman multi-tool has made a worldwide impression since its introduction 25 years ago. It’s an essential, must-have tool for every glove box, garage, utility drawer, and backcountry adventure. A must have for every outdoorsman, off-highway adventurer, do-it-yourselfer, and soccer mom. … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right Shelter for Camping Adventure


The most popular backcountry shelter is a tent. They are relatively lightweight, weatherproof (or supposed to be), fairly warm, and easily packed. … [Read more...]