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Rust-Oleum NeverWet Fabric

rated 5 of 5 stars Rust-Oleum NeverWet Fabric is a one-step, superhydrophobic, water repelling treatment designed to keep items dry longer. Goes on clear and causes water to bead up and roll off treated gear. I had tried the original Rust-Oleum NeverWet that comes in a two-can, two-step spray can form factor on some gear and while it worked great, it dried to an unsightly cloudy haze.   Now Rust-Oleum has introduced NeverWet Fabric aimed at the outdoor furniture market.  Having recently enjoyed a leaky tent on a… Full review

OneCoolBackpack EcoPack-1

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good entry-level pack-frame carry-all. Detachable stowage for carrying most types of packbags (and assorted cargo.) Expandable frame for fitting a wide range of sizes., plus flexible frame to flex with torso while hiking. Lightweight, affordable, versatile. I am the inventor of Eco-Pack1, and the founder of onecoolbackpack.com. I have strived to produce an entry-level backpack which fills an unmet need in the market. My design is intentionally basic, versatile and adaptable. It is intended to be… Full review

Homemade Alcohol Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars A great cost-effective alternative that is functional, lightweight, and compact. You can also easily find the fuel source at just about any gas/service station domestically and internationally.   Ease of Use: It's really easy. You just add liquid fuel into the canister, light it, and place your pot/can on top. The flames come out of the holes in the side and heat the food from underneath within the can. It is difficult to extinguish the flame when done cooking. I tried to give a quick blow and… Full review

Libby's Seasoned Beef Crumbles

rated 3.5 of 5 stars My son and I actually like this as a complimentary ingredient. Despite the appearance, my son and I like this stuff. We always mix it in with another ingredient. We will either mix in with our dehydrated re-fried beans and rice for making burritos, or we will mix it with bag of instant potatoes for a "hamburger casserole" recipe. We have never eaten this straight out of the bag. Does anyone eat crumbled hamburger as a main dish at home? All in all, my son has used this on several trips, and is currently… Full review

Nomad Life Titanium Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars This sub 1oz stove puts out some serious heat and packs up small. Only one small problem. Looking for a stove to better fit my GSI Minimalist set, I found this small sub 1oz stove on Amazon. For $22, I figured I could take a chance. I also found some reviews on YouTube under the name BRS 3000T. This stove is also sold under the name Nomad Life for $25. Normally I like to live with something for a while before reviewing, but I wanted to let people know about one minor flaw on this stove.....It may… Full review

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