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External Frame Backpacks

Norrona Recon 125L synkroflex Pack

High volume external frame with innovative features. Took 1/2 star off for hip belt tightening straps. hip belt rotated counterclockwise   hip belt rotated clockwise… Full Review »

Backpacking Boots

Limmer Boots The Standard

If you want long lasting, rugged, durable and repairable boots, for hardcore hiking, construction, etc. Limmers are probably the best! In 1971 I had some new Dunhams,… Full Review »

Meat Entrées

AlpineAire Pork Jambalaya

A solid and pleasant offering from AlpineAire. Spicy, filling, quick and easy backpacking food. I have to say, AlpineAire is...not absolutely consistent in their… Full Review »

Sport Sandals

Chaco Z/1 Classic

This is a review of a custom pair of Chaco Z/1 Classics I purchased a few years ago. It’s a pair of Z/1 Classics customized via Chaco’s website; still a nice… Full Review »

Vegetarian Entrées

Backpacker's Pantry Kathmandu Curry

A long-time favorite, in spite of a few little issues. I've been toting this out into the woods for a few years now, and am happy to continue doing so. It is exactly… Full Review »

Top Quilts and Blankets

Therm-a-Rest Argo Blanket

A lightweight synthetic fill blanket big enough to cover two intimate sleepers on summer nights. Could be improved with a foot pocket to keep bare tootsies from… Full Review »

Meat Entrées

Peak Refuel Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

This is a serious, and seriously good, breakfast—one of my absolute go-to's. I love this meal. It's almost as good as a good restaurant biscuits and gravy—much… Full Review »


AlpineAire Shakshuka

Shakshuka: a spicy north African stew of eggs, tomatoes, and vegetables traditionally served with fresh, warm pita bread here presented as a rice-based freeze-dried… Full Review »


Great to Go by Huhtamaki 165 mm Wooden Cutlery Set

An ultralight wooden knife and fork intended for single use but worth hanging on to for multiple adventures.   You get what you pay for... (Continuing my tradition… Full Review »

Sun Hats

Tilley LTM2 Airflow Hat

My current favorite sun hat from Tilley has a wide brim, good ventilation, and a string that keeps it from flying away. DWR helps water bead up in mild rain. I… Full Review »

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