Blog

MSR (Mountain Safety Research), the Seattle-based brand of proven backcountry gear for demanding users, is expanding its 2008 MSR® tent line to build on its award-winning standard of the ultimate livability and lightweight combination.
After catching up on my latest celebrity gossip, I found this little clip and couldn't resist posting. Celebrities are soooo much better then we are... Justin Timberlake, chilling aboard a pal's yacht anchored in Marina del Rey bay, watched idly as two preteen boys paddling in a kayak suddenly stood up, began a mock sword fight using their paddles - and instantly capsized their craft, spilling into the drink!   When neither boy surfaced right away,Timberlake - in shorts and a shirt - quickly dove over the side and swam about 200 feet to where the youngsters had finally popped up. Visibly frightened, the boys were trying to right the unstable kayak - and retrieve the life jackets they should have been wearing. Justin ordered them to hold onto him, righting the kayak just as the kids' father came scooting up on a Sea-Doo.
Platypus, the Seattle-based brand of flexible, modular hydration products for active pursuits has overhauled its entire line of product offerings for 2008. Significant durability, usability and modularity improvements have been made with a variety of new materials and designs. Platypus is also adding water filtration to the mix with the introduction of the CleanStreamTM Gravity Filter System.
New Comfort Systems Provide Versatile and Lightweight Sleep Options.
Outside Blog posted today information about the death Pete Absolon, Rocky Mountain regional director of the National Outdoor Leadership School who died last weekend. He was climbing when he was accidentally hit in the head with a rock and instantly killed. The investigation and police report said that an unnamed 23-year-old Wyoming man accidentally killed Pete Absolon, last weekend when he threw a 15- to 20-pound rock over the side of the 700-foot cliff. Absolon began working at the school as an instructor in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Molly, and a young daughter. More info

Site Sponsors

P&H  Logo Werner Paddles Kokatat Logo North Water Aquapac Logo Seals Logo