Yellowstone National Park

Camping in Yellowstone National Park

Hello campers and adventurers, Summer is fast approaching, which means it is time to start planning the best way to use those long, warm days. Due to our proximity to Yellowstone National Park, we field a lot of questions about the best places to camp in the park. Here are a few pointers and recommendations […]

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Valley of Snow Tires

It didn’t necessarily happen soon or happen fast, but good news for you ski bums, it is officially winter time here in Montana and we couldn’t be more stoked!!!! The past two weeks we have seen seasonably cooler temperatures and snow working its way down into the valleys more and more often. With big game […]

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World, meet Beast One.

Beast One. Seats 12-comfortably. 4×4 capability and safety. 20mpg.   Introducing the newest member of the fleet, a 2016 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 12-passenger 4×4 van. Yes, you read that correctly, 4×4. Need to get your family to Big Sky in winter safely? Done. Need to move a film crew to the top of a mountain? No […]

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We can get you here!

Hebgen-Lake-Sunset

Montana summer is here. Hot, still, and a little smokey. We had a great little getaway to Hebgen Lake. The fishing stunk, but the food and company was great! #phasmidrentals #exlpore-rentals #explore_mt_adventures

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Free bear spray rentals for Yellowstone National Park anglers

Bear spray in yellowstone

Bozeman, MT (July 25, 2016) – Explore Rentals is doing their part to ensure the safety of anglers in Yellowstone National Park by offering free bear spray rentals as well as education on how to behave while fishing in grizzly bear country. At a time of year when Old Faithful is throbbing with tour buses, […]

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Yellowstone National Park Fishing Trip

We are not going to tell you exactly where we went, but it isn’t too hard to figure out either. We had an epic day; countless fish all on salmonflies- and we didn’t see another single angler! It is simply amazing that a short walk off of pavement in Yellowstone National Park can offer such […]

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Driving the Beartooth Hwy

Beautiful views from the Beartooth Hwy

  The Beartooth Hwy offers a unique beautiful drive as you enter or exit Yellowstone National park.  The scenic views and mountainsides dotted with wildflowers are only open for a limited time due to snow.  Don’t miss out on a chance to see some truly spectacular sites.  Rent a Subaru or Suburban which handles the […]

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The Zzz-burban

New for 2016, the Zzz-burban! The second best campervan rental in the world! So you want to go deep into the outdoors and not have to worry about getting eaten by bears or setting up a tent? This is the product for you! Expanding on our concept of the Sleep-A-Ru, we have made custom inserts that […]

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Do I really need bear spray in Yellowstone?

Ain't no sunshine here, sunshine!

Yellowstone Hiker Found Dead, Grizzly Bear Suspected Unless if you want to get eaten, the answer is yes! Realistically, the odds are in your favor. That being said, Yellowstone is a WILD place- and anything can, and does happen. Please rent, rather than buy and throw out. You cannot fly with them in checked baggage […]

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DHA On Rise in Yellowstone

  Bear Spray Rental Company Protests: “Not Our Guests!” BOZEMAN- International spotlight on recent Dumb-Human-Activity (DHA) in Yellowstone National Park leaves local tourism business screaming in protest. DHA incidence numbers are known to increase greatly during summer periods as visitors strive to ignore all Government provided literature on how to safely behave and interact with […]

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Gateway Businesses For The Park

Gateway Businesses for The Park

Phasmid Continues Conservation Efforts with Gateway Businesses For The Park Because we really like Yellowstone National Park, and because YNP (being federally funded) often needs help, Phasmid has recently joined the gang: Gateway Businesses for the Park- an extension of the Yellowstone Park Foundation. Phasmid is among the first members of this effort and will provide […]

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The bears are out.

Ain't no sunshine here, sunshine!

Well, it is official. Yogi has left the den: Courtesy of the National Park Service: http://www.nps.gov/yell/parknews/15008.htm Blame the relatively mild winter weather for the early emergence of bears in the Greater Yellowstone area. The first confirmed report of grizzly bear activity in Yellowstone occurred on February 9. A grizzly bear was observed late in the […]

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Snow tires on Bozeman rental cars

Rental snow tires

The Ultimate in Winter Driving Safety Since 2016, Explore Rentals has equipped all of our rental Subaru Outbacks with premium snow tires. All of our Mercedes Benz Sprinter van rentals also have dedicated snow tires. Our Chevrolet Suburban rentals have vastly upgraded Michelin MS (Mud + Snow) tires. And of course being who we are, […]

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Top rated Montana movies

Here is the list, as compiled by IMBD ratings by the Billings Gazette. Some interesting ones here… Top rated Montana Movies  I have seen many, but certainly not all. Powwow Highway I recently saw and it left quite an impression. The one that I recently heard about was Missouri Breaks (not listed), starring Marlon Brando and […]

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Tips to avoiding deer and wildlife collisions.

Tips for avoiding deer

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tips to avoid deer-vehicle collisions, according to the American Automobile Association: Scan the road and shoulders ahead of you: Looking ahead helps provide enough reaction time if an animal is spotted. Also, remember some animals move in groups, so when there is one, there are usually more in the area. Use […]

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Yellowstone National Park Road Blocks

No rental car insurance = big problem with Yellowstone road block Got a frantic call from a visitor in Big Sky tonight, Sunday, at about 9:30pm desperately seeking a rental car. Turns out the VRBO house owner in Big Sky provided their Suburban for the rental guests to use, unfortunately they did not provide proof of vehicle insurance. […]

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New Rental Gear Has Arrived!

Phasmid is officially the most well stocked rental camping gear store in Bozeman. Not only have we tripled our inventory, we have diversified our offerings- ensuring that you, the renter, has the most comfortable Montana experience possible. Some of the highlights for summer 2014 rental gear: YETI coolers. Everyone loves a Yeti! We are carrying […]

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Fox News (At Large) Bear Attack in Montana!

Wow- this is very disturbing. 1) If they were hunting spring bear season and could not identify black or griz, shame!  2) You are trying to kill something and it attacks you? Serves you right. 3) FOX news picked it up. And provided horrible reporting. Man seriously injured from bear attack in Montana Published June 02, […]

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Bear spray saves man’s life

Article published in the Livingston Enterprise: Grizzly bear charges hiker in Mill Creek area Published: Fri, 05/30/2014 – 3:00pm |  Rose Brown – Enterprise Staff Writer A hiker was treated for minor injuries Thursday afternoon after encountering a Grizzly sow and cubs in the Mill Creek area. A surprised mother grizzly charged the man three times, but […]

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Looks like summer is cancelled…. (haha, April Fools’!)

They’re Gonna Blow! Doomsday preppers have been working themselves into a frenzy way (way!) ahead of the Yellowstone supervolcano’s next eruption From Outside Magazine When will Yellowstone’s supervolcano erupt? Some would have you believe very soon. According to the website Preppers World USA, the supervolcano bubblingbeneath Yellowstone National Park is showing imminent signs of annihilating everything within […]

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Navigating the Bozeman Airport, BZN

Best BZN Car Rental Agency

Getting the most out of the best little airport in Montana, part 1. Having now owned two businesses that service the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport at Gallatin Field, AKA Bozeman Airport, AKA BZN I have learned a couple of tips and tricks that friends often ask that we pass on to the consumer. In this […]

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How to get from BZN to Big Sky?

What is the easiest and most economical solution to get From Bozeman Airport to Big Sky? As winter approaches and folks are starting to think skiing, check out the following in regards to the most economical and easiest way to get from the Bozeman Airport to Big Sky. Here is the answer: rent a car. […]

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