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Vegetarian Entrées

Backpacker's Pantry Three Sisters Southwestern Quinoa & Beans

Yet another decent but ultimately unsatisfying vegetarian meal. What compels a person to continually try new meals in spite of knowing one's preferences and having… Full Review »

Hiking Boots

Salomon X Ultra 4 Mid GTX

Very light, sticky sole and decent comfort with waterproofing and durability issues. I've had four or five pairs of different Salomon boots and they've always delivered. Full Review »

Three-Season Tents

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2

Lightweight summerish freestanding tent (low tub) easy to pitch, well made and truly waterproof, great for longer stays too, stayed a month and enjoyed it, didn't… Full Review »

Knives and Tools

Panorama Knife Best of Switzerland Universal Knife

A Swiss-made, stylish, and very sharp knife that's small and light enough for the pack but cuts bread, cheese, and sausage with ease. During the 20+ years that… Full Review »

Weekend Packs

Kelty Asher 55

The 55/65l version of the Kelty Asher is an excellent and overlooked option at the high end of beginner/budget backpacking and a great option for those more experienced… Full Review »

Backcountry Snowshoes

Atlas Aspect

The Atlas Aspect is a unisex backcountry snowshoe that’s available in 24” and 28” sizes. The frame is a hybrid design, with round tubing from the ball of… Full Review »

Water Bottles

Nalgene 32oz Wide Mouth Ultralite HDPE Bottle

Light weight. Recyclable. Perfect size.   Triple threat system! I concur with the previous reviewer. Thought I'd add my system. I use the Aquamira Red Line for… Full Review »

Fleece Jackets

Patagonia R2 TechFace Hoody

This is Patagonia's heaviest of the two "R" hoodies and meant for much cooler weather. I got the R2 hoodie as a Christmas present. It has more than lived up to… Full Review »


Fenix HM70R

Rugged, long run time, waterproof headlamp   When doing anything, especially when I will be away from civilization where potential help if is far away if needed,… Full Review »

Sleeping Pad Accessories

Flextail ZERO 1.2

Amazing small and light camp pad pump.   Until about 3 years ago I have always blown my camp pad up with my lungs. I do have one Exped pad that has a pump built… Full Review »

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