Month: January 2013

The Gear Closet Archetypes

January 28, 2013 0

If you are a lover of the outdoors and the activities associated, it goes without saying that you have an assortment of gear. How people store their gear, however, widely varies. Which type are you? The Gear Decorator: Your friends may not understand it, but you believe there’s no better way to store your gear…

By nikwax

Hot Drinks for Cold Weather

January 17, 2013 0

Winter – wonderful winter! We look forward to it for a variety of reasons, such as skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and snow angels. And sometimes, it’s just nice for the change of weather and wardrobe.  But one thing we LOVE about winter is a hot, toasty drink on a crisp, cold day. Whether it’s packing your…

By nikwax

Waterproof your Cotton Tees

January 15, 2013 3

We all know the old saying: “cotton is rotten.” And to a certain degree, it’s true. While it’s a perfectly fine material for a T-shirt or a hoodie, cotton may be the single worst fabric you can wear in any potentially wet outdoor situation.  Any moisture tends to rob even the thickest cotton garment of…

By cmrandall1

The Sustainability of Ski Resorts

January 3, 2013 0

Pure backcountry skiers need only look at their gear’s supply chain and their own tracks in the snow to see the environmental footprint of their fun. For those of us who enjoy the occasional chairlift ride and hot soup mid-mountain, the sustainability of skiing infrastructure becomes more complex. Ski Area Management 101 Most ski areas…

By cmrandall1