Cascade Mountain Tech News

campers hiking in the desert
May 26, 2020

Desert Camping 101: How to Survive while Camping in the Desert

Like any backcountry area, deserts present risk. But an understanding of basic best practices as well as some location-specific research will prepare you to have a safe and memorable trip.

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creative storage for ski boots in small apartment
May 05, 2020

How to Organize Your Camping Gear at Home (Even in a Small Apartment)

My camping gear storage is not only dialed, it beautifully highlights for house guests what we’re passionate about.  Whether heading out for a day-hike, a weekend of car camping or even a multi-day ski tour trip - having our gear easily accessible makes packing easy and even fun (okay, maybe just for a gear nerd)!  Follow these steps and you too, can have well organized camping gear, even in a small apartment.

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What to Know When Buying a Sleeping Bag
September 25, 2019

What to Know When Buying a Sleeping Bag

With fall swiftly approaching, many are starting to venture outdoors to bid farewell to the humid dog days and to welcome the crisp autumn air. As the leaves start to change their hues and fall from the trees, our eyes are drawn outside as we are once again reminded of the beauty of our seasonal surroundings. But the romance of outdoor exploration can quickly be stripped away by neglecting the importance of what’s keeping you warm when sleeping away in your bed, namely your sleeping bag. Regardless of your level of expertise, sleeping bags can seem scientific and intimidating with their different temperature ratings, materials, weights and shapes. This short guide will shed light on the specs that matter the most and should help to demystify the process of buying a new sleeping bag.

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How to Build Out Your Camp Kitchen
August 27, 2019

How to Build Out Your Camp Kitchen

Cooking a big meal in the great outdoors can be a little intimidating. There’s prep work to be done, a fire to light, pans to clean, and somehow never enough table space to slice & chop or set down a drink. It can feel tempting to reach for a bag of dehydrated lasagna, pass around a box of cookies and call it a night. No judgments if that’s how you roll, but if you’re willing to do a little planning, sharing a homemade camp meal with friends and family is well worth the effort. We’ve compiled a basic set of guidelines to help you get started for a smooth (and delicious) meal on your next weekend camping trip. 

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How to Make the Most of Your Super Cooler
July 22, 2019

How to Make the Most of Your Super Cooler

So you’ve finally updated your cooler by ditching your cheapo ice chest for something a bit more rugged and capable of ice retention. Congratulations! But how can you make the most of your super cooler? Breathe easy, because we’re about to drop some ice-cold knowledge to get you through summer’s heatwave.

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How to use trekking poles
August 20, 2018

How to use trekking poles

Trekking poles are simple to use and provide a lot of support for a walk or hike. If you are a first time user though it may not be so intuitive. We have provided the below guide to help get you started!

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