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Lightweight Wool Sleeping Bag from Lucky Sheep

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the first lightweight wool sleeping bag EVER to enter the outdoor market. This bag is as soft as silk and only slightly heavier than a synthetic filled bag of comparable temp rating. But what wool can do that nothing else provide the highest SLEEP QUALITY and COMFORT of any other outdoor material. This bag is light enough to take on the trail. Wool has lost its place in the outdoor industry due to the myth that synthetics can take its place. However, although synthetics (plastic)… Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars The stuff works! Sustained energy quickly from healthy ingredients. Easy to carry and mix. Tastes great, in choice of flavors, and expanding. I gave this 5-star product 4.5 stars, because I would prefer to have less plastic in the packaging. And I want potential users to make sure that they want to use a stimulant before they take one. What a single dose looks like ... my Wife and I split one at the lunch (middle) of day hikes.  Is that like a 50% discount?  These might be the original flavors… Full review

Woodland Power Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars A versatile piece of camping gear that can be used as a high power blaster for fast boiling yet can be turned down to lower power for simmering with a big skillet or griddle. With the flame damper in place, it can even be used as a gas powered camp fire. To top it off, it breaks down and folds up small. This may be the single most useful and versatile piece of camping gear I've used for larger groups of rafting campers. The adjustable flame works through a wide range of settings as a supplemental… Full review

Berkeley Premium Cork Grease

rated 5 of 5 stars Ever been desperate to get a zipper open on a backpack, tent, or clothing item and it sticks ... even jams shut? Ever have physical connector/connection problems with outing gear? Brings up a memory or two for some of us? I've tried different things over the years, and the best most permanent fix I've found is the cork grease used for lubricating critical moving parts on brass and woodwind musical instruments. Get it at any music store or online. Any one else have trouble with Zippers, plastic or… Full review

Everest Hiking Pack

rated 3 of 5 stars Overall, this is a budget option and can carry about 30 lbs for several miles, but don't push the boundaries of the straps or bungees. The Everest Hiking Pack is a budget size hiking backpack I bought on an extremely low budget build-out for a hammock camping adventure. It's just over 2900 cu in capacity, but it doesn't have any frame to speak of except for a decent amount of padding for your back. I've done 4+ mile hikes with it where I've had 30 lbs of gear in the pack itself (pretty much maxed… Full review

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