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Review: Osprey WAYPOINT 80 Travel Pack

Two weeks in Spain and we took mostly public transportation while there. We tested it on environments like getting on trains, bus stations, train stations, hotel to hotel and using a taxis. We traveled around mostly city terrain. Barcelona, Seville,...

Ask Gearographer: What Do Women Want?

Dear Gearographer, Why can’t my girlfriend tell me what she wants? If I ask where she wants to go to dinner she says, “I don’t care.” If I ask what she wants for Christmas she says “I don’t care.” I’m...

Ask Gearographer: I am not an I.T. guy

Ask Gearographer: I am not an I.T. Guy Dear Gearogapher, I have recently moved back in with my parents and I don’t know how much more I can take; I have become their new “IT” department. “Fix my phone,” they...

Ask Gearographer: Tent Size

Dear Gearographer, I want to buy a camping tent to sleep my wife and I and our two young kids. I don’t know what size tent I need. They all say “Sleeps 2-4” or “4-6” What size would you recommend...

Ask Gearographer: Loaning Tools

Dear Gearographer, I have a neighbor who keeps borrowing my tools. I don’t mind lending them out but if I even ever get them back they are dirty or broken. What do you suggest I do? Broken Tool in Toledo...

Ask Gearographer: Trash Cans

Dear Gearographer How do you throw out a trashcan? Trashed in Texas   Dear Trashed, Great question; I have one broken down trash can that, like a bad case of herpes, keeps coming back. Every week on trash day for...

Ask Gearographer: Snow Helmets

Dear Gearographer, My wife wants me to wear a helmet on the slopes and I don’t want to. How should I handle this and how can I get her off my back? Helmetless and Happy in California   Dear Happy,...

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Ask Gearographer: New Skis

Dear Gearographer I really want some new skis this year. I don’t need them but I want them. How do I convince my wife this is a necessary expense? –Anxious in Utah   Dear Anxious, How do you usually persuade...

Ask Gearographer: Big Screen TVs

Dear Gearographer With Black Friday and then the Christmas shopping season coming up, I was wondering is this the best time to buy a big HD Flat-screen TV? I have been wanting one forever and would like to buy when...

Dear Gearographer: Fitness Equipment

Dear Gearographer, Every garage sale I’ve been to has work-out stuff like a weight bench, a treadmill or an elliptical machine in the yard. I was thinking of starting to work out; do you think I should buy used fitness...

Ask Gearographer: Snowblowers

Dear Gearographer, I‘m seriously considering buying a snow blower for the coming winter. Which ones would you suggest? Expecting the worse in Buffalo Dear Expecting Might I suggest a different tack? Contact these manufacturers: Toro, Ariens, Husqvarna, Craftsman and Troy-Bilt...

Ask Gearographer: Is Jewelry Gear?

Dear Gearographer, Is jewelry considered gear? My husband and I have been fighting over this for months. He spends all his extra cash on fishing and hunting gear, yet says it’s a waste to buy me jewelry. I say jewelry...

Ask Gearographer: Smart Phones

Dear Gearographer, My friends make fun of me because I don’t have a smart phone. I don’t care to be connected to the internet at all times like my friends and am wondering if I’m the last person on earth...

Ask Gearographer: Roomba Vacuums

Dear Gearographer, I was thinking, nice guy that I am, about buying my wife one of those automatic robot vacuums for her upcoming birthday. Do you think they are worth the money? –Not a Clue from Idaho   Dear Not...

Ask Gearograpker: Tenkara Fishing Rods

Dear Gearographer, I have recently been hearing about Tenkara fishing. Does this really make fly-fishing easier or is it just a fad? Your friend, Fish head from Arkansas Dear Fish head, Tenkara is an ancient Japanese method of fishing using...