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How To Clean Your Water Bottles And Hydration Reservoirs

Clean Ethics Bottle Bright

Vermont based Clean Ethics set out to change the way you sanitize your hard to clean drinking vessels by creating Bottle Bright, a uniquely formulated non-toxic and biodegradable cleaner option. Recognizing that dirty water containers are a much bigger problem beyond the outdoor set, Clean Ethics donates an equal amount of Bottle Bright for every one of your purchases to people in developing nations. 

How To Train At Home For Climbing

Blank Slate Climbing Board

For those of you, like me, who don't live in a climbing mecca such as Boulder, don't have the space to build your own climbing wall at home, and don't live near a climbing gym or some form of training center, there is still a great way for you to get your climbing training in at home. Hangboards are a popular option, but Blank Slate Climbing has taken it one step further. 

Yes, You Too Can Learn How To Change A Flat

How To Change A Flat

I am ashamed to admit that up until now, I have not known how to change a flat on my bike. I would head off on rides hoping that either I did not flat, could call someone to come get me if I did, or rely on the other people I am riding with to know how to change it for me. Fortunately, I have yet to experience a flat when riding (knock on wood), but I know it's inevitable. Therefore, I should know how to change a flat tire by myself.

How To Bombproof Your Tent


Red Rock Campground is notorious for windy conditions. This week, during a particularly bad day of 30-40 mph continuous winds with 70 mph gusts, it was fun to walk around the campground and see which tents were holding up and which were in pretty bad shape. Who needs wind tunnel testing- just head to Red Rock Canyon!

How To Be A Good Partner On Multi-Pitch Ice Climbing

Second on Multi-Pitch Ice

For the past two weeks, I have been in Ouray, Colorado ice climbing with great friends, taking clinics at the Ouray Ice Festival and participating in Chicks With Picks. I have learned so much, especially about backcountry multi-pitch ice climbing, as well as what it takes to be a good "second" or true climbing partner (I am not quite ready to lead ice yet!).

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