April 20th, 2004
This is the first quarterly newsletter
from SWAYGO, a company formed to create and manufacture high
quality, ultra durable, refreshingly simple gear for
extraordinary needs. Our web site is
Through this newsletter, we plan to keep our customers
up-to-date on the latest SWAYGO news, along with current
product information and promise to keep it simple. This is the
first edition so we have a lot of information to share.
The PUSH Pack has been improved; the
new design features are:
* More welded area around grommet and
side holes to increase strength.
* Extra side hole added for more
* Improved manufacturing processes for
* Stronger and more durable 1" flat
webbing for the Quick Strap.
* Larger side holes to accept full
* Better buckles.
* Volume increased to 740 total cu.
To check out the new design, go to
For more info or to order your very
own PUSH Pack, visit
and click on the Pay Now button.
Do you want a PUSH Pack, but also want
to save $20? Check out a PUSH Pack 2nd. What's a 2nd? It's a
quality PUSH PACK that was manufactured with a lighter weight
material. It still is a denier-based balanced-weave nylon that
is polyurethane impregnated and coated. For more information
or to order, go to
We have received lots of feedback
about the SWAYGO PUSH Packs, check it out at
There are also pictures of PUSH Packs in action.
PRODUCTS COMING SOON
-SWAYGO SINK Pack - A larger version
of the PUSH Pack.
-SWAYGO Mittens - It's not what you
-SWAYGO Pack Pad - Protect your pack,
your gear and your arse.
-SWAYGO Slap Sack - Store your muddy
stuff: cave gear, mountain bike tire, and the list goes on.
-SWAYGO Chest Trap - The smallest,
simplest, cheapest, most efficient chest roller ever.
SWAYGO is planning to attend the
following 2004 caving events, so we'll be there to help answer
any questions, provide a demo or drink one of your beverages.
*April 23-25: Spring VAR, Grand
*May 20-23: SERA Summer Carnival,
*June 25-27: Karst-o-rama, KY:
*September 2-6: OTR,
*October 7-11: TAG, AL:
*October: Fall MVOR, Missouri:
*October: Fall VAR:
TIPS & TRICKS
Are your laces square? Did you know
that the simple 'shoelace bow knot' is essentially a square
knot? And believe it or not, most people tie their shoes with
a Granny Knot (an improperly tied square knot). Do a quick
survey of the folks around you, you'll see. How do you tie
your caving boots, with a double knot? Ever get them so slimed
that they are nearly impossible to untie? Or worse yet, have
the knot freeze on the walk back to your car after a chilly
caving trip? There are better ways. We found this great
website with simple instructions and information on how to tie
your laces -- better. Check it out; it may change your whole
outlook on tying your shoes.
Push Pack Owners: If you have one of
the new and improved PUSH Packs, try replacing the small
accessory carabiners that came with your pack with your
favorite climbing carabiners. That way you'll always have 3
high-strength carabiners with you if you ever need them. If
you have an older style PUSH Pack, try replacing only the top
biner, at the grommet. In case you're wondering, we decided
not to include the climbing carabiners with the packs because
#1, the price of the product would increase, and #2 our
favorite carabiner may not be your favorite. With all of our
products, we will attempt to make features interchangeable to
suit your custom needs.
What is the single best cave snack?
SWAYGO says 'pepperoni', what do you say? Some factors for us
-- doesn't crumble, individually wrapped, energy boost and
taste better than dirt. Email us your choice and some of your
personal factors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the SWAYGO
website to see some responses,
Are you interested in doing some West
Virginia caving? Oak Hall, land owner of Swago Cave,
Carpenters Pit, and many others has launched a web site to
provide you more information about the area and a place to
request permission to cave and camp on the property. For more
information, go to
As always, keep it simple and cave
Kevin Quick, email@example.com