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MSR WindBurner Personal Stove System

Nice compact and efficient system, some quirks need to be addressed. I have used this stove on a couple of trekkings and one vacation now, sometimes carrying it… Full Review »

Hilleberg Enan

Replaces my bivy sack. I will not give a detailed review because an excellent detailed review (by Mike Gartman) has already been posted. I just want to add some… Full Review »

Stunt Puppy Puff Doggy

Now your best friend can have the same quality materials and workmanship that your insulated jacket has. Stunt Puppy Puff Doggy If your dog lives in your house… Full Review »

Grand Shelters IceBox Igloo Tool

An ingenious system that can be used to build igloos for up to five happy campers. Works as advertised, but using it efficiently requires a lot of experience, especially… Full Review »

Black Diamond Deploy 3

It's a great portable collapsing aluminum snow shovel, that definitely more than pulls its own weight, while still being very robust and easy to use. Advertised… Full Review »

NRS Bandit I

Bought it after a friend let me use his Duckie, but it was a totally different type of boat. The Bandit is small and maneuverable and a lot of fun. I purchased… Full Review »

Arc'teryx Rho LTW Neck Gaiter

A very soft, wool neck gaiter that take up very little room in my pack. I find myself wearing this in many circumstances (biking, hiking, camping, hunting, walking… Full Review »

La Sportiva Men's Katana

I am a novice weekend climber, who purchased the La Sportiva Katana climbing shoes two years ago. During this time it has given me many opportunities to test them… Full Review »

My Trail Poncho UL Tarp

For those willing to accept compromises in the pursuit of a low pack weight, the Poncho UL Tarp provides a reasonably durable, value option for rain gear, pack… Full Review »

Mountain House Biscuits and Gravy

This is what backpacking food should taste like! Mountain House has hit a home run with the Biscuits and Gravy, packing in much more flavor than expected, and really… Full Review »

Stunt Puppy Sub Woofer

The Stunt Puppy Sub Woofer is a soft shell dog jacket intended for the active outdoor dog, providing wind and thermal protection in a breathable, water resistant… Full Review »

REI Half Dome 1 Plus Tent

I got the 2018 version of this tent for Christmas. And have spent 10 nights in it so far. It is a well made three-season tent, with a lot of space for a solo tent. Full Review »

Purple Lizard Maps Bald Eagle State Forest Map

A map that covers a somewhat overlooked, underexplored, and fairly large area in Central Pennsylvania (Bald Eagle State Forest). The map, in its typical Purple… Full Review »

Eddie Bauer First Ascent Guide Gloves

A very good winter glove for all but the coldest weather. A nice combination of warmth and freedom of movement. Very nice leather palms. Not waterproof, and leather… Full Review »

Patagonia Nine Trails Pack 14L

The Nine Trails 14-liter backpack is a great fit for mountain bikers looking for a pack that will comfortably carry the essentials for a full day of riding. It… Full Review »

Good To-Go New England Corn Chowder

With complex flavors and an intoxicating aroma, this meal is particularly well-suited for winter backcountry trips. C'mon, who doesn't love a good chowder after… Full Review »

Clif Nut Butter Filled Bar

This is a nice addition to the Clif Bar lineup of energy bars. The Peanut Butter flavored Nut Butter filled Clif Bar has an appealing softer consistency than the… Full Review »

Vasque Men's St. Elias GTX

Classic leather hiking boot, made with modern materials. Seems to run small. I wear an 11 in most shoes/boots. Had to exchange for an 11 1/2.  I wear the Salomon… Full Review »

Kahtoola MICROspikes

I thru-hiked the PCT last year and bought the Kahtoola Microspikes in Lone Pine at a known gear shop. These were amazing. Be sure to buy the correct size. I learned… Full Review »

La Sportiva Crimper Pant

The La Sportiva Crimper is a durable and lightweight men's climbing pant that has a little stretch, yet provides comfort in a cotton-blend, eco-friendly construction. Full Review »

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