The Shack in the Wild - Scott

Name: Scott Hometown: Ossian, Indiana Scott is a sales team member and our resident fishing & hiking expert. Q. What is your favorite outdoor activity? A. Fishing. I become very relaxed while fishing and studying nature and the elements. Q. Where is one of your favorite places to go and get away? A. I love the White Mountains area of Arizona...

Winter Hiking

Finally, it's getting chilly here in the southwest. This is a time when you can see more wildlife and actually be safer in the desert, as long as you're prepared.

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Mastering the Phoenix Summit Challenge

Phoenix Summit Challenge
If you are hiking the Phoenix Summit Challenge November 12th you need to be prepared to hike 26 miles while gaining and losing close to 5,000-6,000’ in elevation.

You're in Arizona, You Can't Stay Out of the Sun

Sun Protective Clothing In Arizona, not being in the sun during the summer time isn't really an option. Most of us slather on our favorite sunscreen and go about our day from May to September. Sure, there are plenty of conversations on how much protection sunscreens actually provide. Some people just steering clear from what's in sunscreens, altogether...

The Shack in the Wild - Jon

Photo courtesy of Phoenix New Times Name: Jon Hometown: Tucson, Arizona Jon is "The Shack" Instructor for Desert Safety and Backpacking. Q. What is your favorite outdoor activity? A. I really enjoy camping in the middle of nowhere. The backpacking to get there isn't bad either. I also enjoy hiking, bushcraft, and survival. Q. Where is one of your favorite places to go and get away? A...

2016 Water Rescue Rendezvous

Presenting the... 15th Annual Swiftwater Rescue Rendezvous June 4th, 2016 Schedule 0630 - 0730 Volunteer Registration 0700 Team Registration Begins 0800 Safety Meeting at Registration Table 0830 Events Begin Lunch Provided Donations would be most appreciated...

Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Event

Come by and see us November 25th, 26th & 27th! On Black Friday and the rest of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, checkout our lowest prices of the year. Plenty of items with big discounts Various BOGO deals in the Rental Department, while they last Don't forget to purchase a gift certificate or two for those hard to shop for friends and family!...

El Niño is Coming!

How will El Niño affect you this year? With an epic weather event forecasted for us this year, preparation is the key to comfort. It’s never fun getting caught in the rain…well, ok, sometimes it is. And it’s even less fun being cold in the rain. There are a lot of things that can make this winter comfortable, but a clothing choice can make or break that special trip...

Phoenix Summit Challenge Pt. 2

IT'S ALMOST TIME! The PSC has been set for November 14, 2015. So what now? You've been training, now it's time to get your stuff during the Early Bag Pick Up! Early Bag pick up is mandatory, so if you're not able to attend one of the 4 dates, you'll need to make arrangements with a friend or family member. Make sure they have a print out of your registration and that's it!...


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