What is Rock Climbing?

Learning how to rock climb is not that difficult provided you have the right equipment and gotten training from a qualified instructor. If you’re just starting out you don’t need a lot More »

Spelunking Cave – The Facts

Spelunking cave is a sporting / recreational activity that involves cave exploration. While this activity is usually done for fun and recreation, it can also have cultural and scientific values and merit, More »

Rappelling Harness and Other Gear – What You Need

Aside from a rappelling rope you’ll also need basically all the other equipment you use when climbing. However, make sure that the rope you get is designed for rappelling and that it More »

Best Hiking Gear for Cold and Warm Hiking

Hiking in cold weather and hiking in hot weather presents two different challenges. When hiking in cold weather, the goal of a hiker is to stay dry and warm. This can be More »

Gearing Up for the Outdoor World

Not everyone is born to be the outdoorsy type, and even if you are not outgoing, dealing with the outside world as far as proper attire is concerned would mostly be limited More »


About Us

john papoulis

Message from Founder:

My name is John Papoulis creator of Spelunking-Gear.com.  I am a 40 year old Chicago native passionate about the great outdoors.

One of my main goals for any place I visit is not only to take in that cultures daily routines and customs, but to explore nature in their neck of the woods.  I love to set up and fulfill a goal I have set out to do.  Whether that is climbing a particular mountain, hiking a particular wilderness area, spelunking, rock climbing, rappelling and exploring in general.

Any time I travel with the mindset to experience nature, it is a passion of mine to prepare myself for success.  I love to research the particular mountain I might be wanting to climb, or area I will be exploring for example.  Making sure I have all the gear, supplies, appropriate clothing or any accessories that my trip will require.

I make sure I take notes of customs, traditions, and any perils I will face.  Not only from the local laws, but from any dangers that I might face when in nature.  I always try to first attempt to have a buddy come along on the trip, but if that is not possible there is no way I will not continue the trip.  However, if I do plan a trip that dictates the buddy system for safety, such as climbing; I will always attempt to find a local guide that specializes in the particular event that I planned.

This site is planned for ongoing delivered content for experiences in nature, the ability to research any topic related to the great outdoors.  And finally, a quick link to any shops or sites delivering extended knowledge, equipment, supplies, accessories, clothing that you will need for your particular excursion.

Never stop exploring not only nature, but what makes you; YOU!

To your passions,