the über-boring legal stuff


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. and its publisher, Laurie Ann March, do not screen or censor any ads. As a result, the web site has no control over the quality, safety, accuracy, or legality of any postings.

You, as the user, assume all risks associated with dealing with any person or business contacted or activity pursued through this website. Before attempting any activity shown on this site you should take all precautions to ensure safety and you should not attempt any activity that is beyond your skill level, the safety limitations of your gear, or that endangers your health or well-being. You should always consult your doctor before starting a new activity. and its publisher, Laurie Ann March, do not make any representations or warranties regarding the content or accuracy of materials. Routes and conditions can change dramatically from season to season therefore you, as the user, are responsible for checking on current conditions with the local agency responsible for the park, trail or waterway which you will be visiting., published by Laurie Ann March, is meant for informational purposes ONLY. You agree not to reproduce, retransmit, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate any information obtained through without written permission from Laurie Ann March. Please contact to find out how to obtain usage permission.

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Gear reviews

At we are very particular in what gear we choose to cover. All gear reviews are part of our editorial operations and we do not charge any fee for such reviews. and Laurie Ann March are never paid a fee by any company whose gear we review. Products on this website that we have written about, reviewed or endorsed were NOT paid endorsements.

Some products reviewed, including books, have been purchased at retail, some at a reduced price, some are on loan, and some were received for from the manufacturer or their distributor as a courtesy. From time-to-time we are permitted to keep the gear especially when something of a more personal nature. and Laurie Ann March cannot guarantee the condition of any gear being returned to the manufacturer because of the rigorous testing process. Gear is to returned to the manufacturer at the expense of the manufacturer, distributor, or PR firm responsible for issuing the gear initially.