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Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit

It's great as a solar charger. It's aesthetically pleasing and comes in a pretty box. Best used when carrying it in a car, RV, cycling pack, or on very short hikes. Full Review »

Catoma EBNS Enhanced Bed Net System

The Catoma EBNS (military version) has some good qualities about it. If you're looking for something more than a bivy sack and don't mind the weight, this is an… Full Review »

OllyDog OllyBottle

We received this bottle to test and review, as Brand Ambassadors. We are very conscientious about keeping our dogs hydrated in their varied activities, and have… Full Review »

The North Face VE 24

The VE24 has proven itself to be able to handle very adverse weather conditions with durability to last year after year. Whether holding out in an Alaskan blizzard… Full Review »

Luke's Ultralite Accessory Pouch #2

The first waist belt pocket I've found that I can easily access with my waist belt buckled. Roomy, virtually waterproof, and well-made. I have purchased many different… Full Review »

Kelty Trekker 3950

You can still find well-made Trekkers in like-new condition online if you're a smart shopper. Before Kelty switched to polyester materials and a thinner hipbelt,… Full Review »

Nathan Mirage Pak

This pack is perfect for the minimalist at heart, but beware of bounce with a smartphone. I'd buy it again even with its shortcomings. This pack is all you need… Full Review »

Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System

Jetboil fans rejoice! Satisfying simmer control plus a new pot size/shape make this complete/modular canister stove worthy of adding to or upgrading your kit. The… Full Review »

Katadyn Hiker PRO

Good water filtration system. I have used this filter for several years now, and have replaced the cartridges about 2 times in the past 5 years.  The system is… Full Review »

Father Nature Outdoors Integrated Camping Blanket

I bought this while deployed figuring it could serve a few different purposes. It's served my few purposes very well and has taken a bit of a beating, but held… Full Review »

Crazy Creek Air Chair Compact

Easy to inflate, comfortable to sit on, and a breeze to adjust, this air-cushioned chair is a great chair for many occasions, but it's sort of an in-betweener —… Full Review »

Patagonia Nano Puff Pants

Warm and comfortable in action or at rest, these pants bring the insulation and packability expected from the Nano Puff line. A well-tailored fit and the ability… Full Review »


SafeRingz is a great, low-cost investment that can protect the hands of rock climbers, cavers, and anyone working/playing at height. In the months that I have been… Full Review »

Optimus Sliding Long Spoon

An extendable-handle spoon that's lightweight and perfect for reaching into the corners of food pouches. What an ingenious little spoon! Collapsed the Optimus… Full Review »

AlpineAire Foods Rice Burrito Bowl Flavored with Beef

A very tasty and satisfying freeze dried meal. Freeze dried food — some are good, others downright terrible. The AlpineAire Rice Burrito Bowl Flavored with… Full Review »

Outdoor Products Mess Kit

This is a good quality mess kit @ a very good price. Good for use during camping, backpacking, or extended military campaigns. Like so many quality survival items,… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Men's Desna Jacket

Excellent light fleece for midlayer insulation when it's cold and windy or outer layer when it's not windy. Works well for what it's designed for. I've had this… Full Review »

CAMP Photon Wire Gate Carabiner

The Camp Photon wire gate carabiner is the lightest full size carabiner in the world and has an extremely large gate opening for easy clipping. Review The Camp… Full Review »

Black Diamond Oz

The Oz carabiner is a small carabiner that can be used in sport, trad, and alpine climbing. It's lightweight but has a decent gate opening making it more functional… Full Review »

Nalgene Oasis Canteen

Holds as much water as the normal round, traditional Nalgene but fits much better in the side pockets of my backpack and doesn't bulge into the backpack as much,… Full Review »

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