Disclosures – the Full Monty

This blog is not primarily financially driven. We created it as a place where adventurers from all over the world could learn and exchange ideas.  And, it was a way for us to meet other very cool people.

That said, beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.

Per the FTC rules, if we interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, we would need to specify this. Ditto if we use an Amazon link that gets us 10 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets us 0 cents. If someone gives us a piece of gear to try out and we write about it or appear in a photo with it, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place which would suck. But rules is rules.

To cover our butts and preserve your reading experience, please assume that for every recommendation, link and product we use, the following all hold true:

(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)