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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 »

Nathan Mirage

This pack is perfect for the minimalist at heart, but beware of bounce with a smartphone. I'd buy it again even with it's 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

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 »

Luke's Ultralite Silnylon Rain Shell

A superb, truly waterproof and lightweight rain jacket. I had Luke add two hand pockets, adjustable wrist cuffs, and pit zips for venting and it still weighs only… Full Review »

Earthbound Sports Uwharrie Lakes Region Trail Guide

From Boone's Cave to Morrow Mountain, Don Childrey's guide book is your ultimate Uwharrie Lakes Region Guide. This comprehensive guide book will be your main source… Full Review »

Tamagear Saddleback Jacket

The Tamagear Saddleback Jacket performs very well in many situations. The jacket can function well as a mid-layer or outer layer. It sports a stylish look and comfortable… Full Review »

Arc'teryx Men's Gamma LT Jacket

An ultra-breathable softshell, which provides excellent weather protection. I have had this softshell jacket for several years now, and it is one of the most often… Full Review »

BioLite KettleCharge

A kettle with a built-in thermoelectric generator that can charge USB-powered devices off-grid. Heat water, get a charge. A superb option for emergency use during… Full Review »

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