Blog Posts

  • Ultimate Survival #4

    Paracord has become quite the trend. You can find it everywhere now a days from Souvenir Shops to Technical Gear Stores. As trendy as it may be it has earned its place time and time again as an invaluable piece of gear for the weekend warriors to the bushcrafty survivalists. You can buy it in all sorts of forms now too, from premade specialty kits, to bracelets, to knife handles. P-cord is everywhere!
  • Barr Trail turns 100!

    In 1914, a young man by the name of Fred Barr and his father started to build one of Pikes Peak Region's most famous trails. When it was completed in 1921, it started out as a tourist burro ride. Now, this trail has turned into one of the most heavily traveled hikes due to traffic from the Manitou Incline as well as being a popular route to summit Pikes Peak (150,000 people a year) estimated by the USFS.
  • Ultimate Survival #3

  • Help Us Reach The Summit!

    Out with the old, in with the new. Tuesday, December 31st at midnight holds a very important meaning for us here at UpaDowna. Why? Two reasons:
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  • Ultimate Survival #2

    For the first installment of Ultimate Survival we went over the common tampon as a practical piece of a gear. This week we're stepping it up a notch and going over something that could easily save your life, shelters. 
  • Ultimate Survival #1

    Over the next few months or so I am going to write a bit about some amazing survival techniques and items that could ultimately be used to save your life.   
  • Gearing up on a Budget

      Retail prices now a days for outdoor gear and equipment can be ridiculous. For the amount of money we pay, it seems like your gear should do all the work for you. The net total can be especially hard for income less thru-hikers, local scouts, and one or two times-a-year campers. Here are some tips on how to reduce cost and still enjoy the great outdoors.  Do Not Purchase unnecessary gear.
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