Instant coffee is fine when out in the backcountry, but for that real coffee taste nothing beats brewing up a mug of real coffee made from fresh ground coffee beans. The Chinook Granite Expresso Coffee Maker lets you do just that. The Chinook Granite Expresso Coffee Maker is a great little 'French Press' style coffee maker that packs easily into a backpack or food barrel. The little storage bag says it makes 3 cups, but that means 3 tiny expresso cups! I just use this to make regular coffee. … Full review
Easiest tent to pitch, ever! Lots of space for what you're carrying and room for 2 bigger people. Gives the option to leave the rainfly and vestibule off. Very, very easy to assemble and always packs back down to fit into the bag that it comes in. Full review
This bag is small and light but keeps you reasonably warm in the Spring, Summer and early Fall. Excellent if you need an ultra compact bag. Not for Winter camping. My wife and I required two very light and small 3-season sleeping bags to use while backpacking. These weigh 2 1/2 pounds each and with the addition of a lightweight fleece liner keep us warm in our Spring, Summer and Fall backpacking trips. We like our bags to be small enough to fit inside our packs and not strapped to the outside. These… Full review
I got this tent because Mt. Adams shredded my 3-season tent last year. This time up there inside this bomber shelter we laughed as torrents of rain pounded us. We were guyed out using the eyebrow looking vents and had zero condensation. It's a tough little tent, well not little, it's a three-man and fits three well, or me and three kids and a dog. Being bigger is trouble though when your site is small. Also in extreme cold the extra area is harder to warm up with body heat. The aluminum poles… Full review
I purchased this tent online in April 2011. It is very well designed in that it was very easy for me to put up by myself and I am only 5ft 2inches tall. I only had a little bit of a problem inserting the ridgepole - it was easier to do with the fly still on the ground. Also, the proportion of sleeping area vs sitting (porch area) is just right and both are a good height. As with all tents, the '6 person' designation is meant for kid size in the sleeping area. The size of this tent is just right… Full review
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