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Outdoor Research Helium Bivy

Spacious lightweight bivy, waterproof, and breathable with minimal condensation issues. I have spent almost two weeks in the Outdoor Research Helium Bivy and found… Full Review »

MSR Carbon Reflex 1

The MSR Carbon Reflex 1 is a one person, very light and robustly constructed, three season double wall tent that would make a great choice for the weight conscience… Full Review »

TheTentLab Deuce of Spades

The #1 item for when I need to go #2. The Deuce of Spades is a great little trowel that works like a charm. I wrap a bandana around the handle to make it a little… Full Review »

Trail Designs Kojin Stove

An excellent alcohol stove and my current favorite paired with my Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri system. The Kojin is sturdy, heats quickly, fuel efficient, and… Full Review »

Osprey Aether 85

When it comes to packs, you want something comfortable. It needs to be well made, rugged, and have useful features. I’ve owned the Osprey Aether 85 for some time… Full Review »

Marmot Tungsten 1P

Light, hard-wearing, fully waterproof, ultra low condensation, two-layer, one-person tent with lots of internal room and very quick and simple to set up. Bought… Full Review »

Esbit CS585HA Cookset for Solid Fuel

This kit is very lightweight and durable. It is also very compact. I have had this kit for a few years now and have used it on more than one section hike. I do… Full Review »

Revant F1L

They fit, protect, and look nice. A great all-around set of sunglasses Revant F1L Sunglasses I used to think that sunglasses were all pretty much only about choosing… Full Review »

Jetboil Flash Cooking System

The new 2018 Jetboil Flash is designed to boil water even faster than the original Flash. Jetboil’s Flash cooking system is a convenient option for the traditional… Full Review »

BearVault BV500

Better to have it and not need it. I needed it. Love to walk our Redwood National and State Parks here in the 'hood. Love those black bears and their scat's on… Full Review »

REI Ruckpack 65 Travel Pack

A good travel/weekend hiking pack with the details you come to expect from a REI product. While relatively heavy at nearly 6 lbs for both the primary pack and daypack,… Full Review »

Incrediwear Knee Sleeve

The best knee brace I have found for my particular aches and injuries. It feels good worn all day, doesn’t get too hot, and provides ample support for hiking… Full Review »

Merrell Everbound Low

These shoes are styled and made to old fashioned quality standards, all leather uppers and a solid super Vibram sole makes this look and feel like old fashioned… Full Review »

Smidge Spray

Non-DEET insect repellent, good for midges, mosquitoes, and ticks. It works! Smidge was developed in Scotland for protection against Scotland's famous midges, but… Full Review »

Mountainsmith Upland 2

Great tent at a great price. Will accommodate the taller camper. Best used for car or motorcycle camping. Would recommend for anyone looking for a quality tent… Full Review »

Rab Men's Interval Tee

Ultralight (half the weight of a typical cotton t-shirt), highly breathable, comfortable, wicking material...keeps you cool and dry on very hot days or when you… Full Review »

Snow Peak GigaPower Lantern, Auto

The Snow Peak GL-100A is a brilliantly designed gas lantern. This is a compact and lightweight lantern that puts out a lot of light for its size. It's simple to… Full Review »

L.L.Bean Camping Hammock

L.L. Bean's Camping Hammock is one of my favorite pieces of gear. The ease of setup, combined with the silky fabric and extra space makes it a really nice product… Full Review »

MSR Mutha Hubba

Vertical walls provide ample living space. The extra poles create a bit of extra weight. Setup: There are three poles. The first pole is a double hub that creates… Full Review »

REI Half Dome 2 Plus

REI keeps innovating this tried and tested model. They've done a fine job with keeping things simple and effective. Setup: It's a simple single pole design. The… Full Review »

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