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Coleman 550B Multi-Fuel Stove

Excellent old school stove. The Coleman 550B is an excellent stove that has been proven on the trail by campers and by several countries‘ militaries in the field. Full Review »

ENGO Blister Prevention Patches

An exceptional addition to your foot-care arsenal. One of the best investments I've ever made was the book Fixing your Feet by John Vonhoff. The author is a veteran… Full Review »

Macpac Pisa Polartec Alpha Fleece Jacket

Most importantly, it fits me well and feels good against my skin. Winter base layer or lightweight midlayer I have recommended friends have a look and try this… Full Review »

Mountainsmith Circuit 5400

I’ve been using the Circuit 5400 for two years now in all four seasons. It is reliable, comfortable, and has a couple of unique features that I have grown to… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear AP 3/4 Pants

An excellent, abeit unconventional choice if you can't decide between shorts or long pants, especially during the shoulder seasons. Often as I am getting ready… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Sweet Suite 3

Spacious three-person shelter with lots of vestibule space. Light enough to carry for two or even solo, yet sturdy enough to take on the elements. Easy setup and… Full Review »

Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy

This is my first bivy sac. I wanted to try one for its compact size and as a backcountry shelter. After much research I settled on the OR Alpine Bivy. I used it… Full Review »

Nomad Nutrition Indian Red Lentil Stew

A tasty Indian stew that reminds me of a classic (but slightly less spicy) Dal. As I’ve written with the other Nomad reviews: this is my new favorite brand of… Full Review »

Patagonia Provisions Organic Savory Grains Mushroom + KAMUT

This is a tasty organic grain blend with a nice earthy flavor and good protein (15 grams per package). I think it's best suited as a side dish. Fishermen, this… Full Review »

La Sportiva Men's Helios 2.0

Love 'em, but wish they had a rockplate. Awesome for groomed and soft but not too muddy trails. These are my 'go to' shoes for shorter (up to 30ish km) runs on… Full Review »

Morsel Spork XL

This is the eating utensil that saves you from carrying a scraper and getting your hands dirty from reaching into a deep pot or pan—all while providing you with… Full Review »

Smartwool Women's PhD Ultra Light Sport Jacket

The Smartwool PhD Ultra Light Sport Jacket is an extremely lightweight, portable, and comfortable shell for chill and windy days that might also include a little… Full Review »

Feathered Friends Swift

I purchased this Swift at the FF store across from REI about 1998. The Swift is light, compresses well, and holds up to a great deal of abuse. It has kept me comfortably… Full Review »

Dutchware Hookworm

Less than a gram, but these tiny titanium hooks make a huge impact. Super fast setup, adjustment, and take down are the norm with these on your shelter tie outs. Full Review »

Dutchware Continuous Ridgeline

As usual, Dutchware took something simple and made it even simpler. 35' of ridgeline with a Dutch Hook on one end plus a Dutch Tarp Wasp that goes wherever you… Full Review »

La Sportiva Men's Bushido

Plain and simple, I love my Bushidos! Great combination of a lightweight, durable, and protective shoe that performs magically on some very technical terrain. I'd… Full Review »

MSR Titan Kettle

The MSR Titan tea kettle had been on my wish list for a couple years. I finally broke down and made the purchase. I have not been disappointed. The ti kettle is… Full Review »

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season

A comfortable and reliable insulated air mattress, good on cold ground down to about 0˚C. Our pair has served us well over the last five years. We (my wife and… Full Review »

Winomo Ankle Gaiter

Excellent value. Even with a few shortcomings, keep debris and water out of boots. Reparable. This is my first pair of modern gaiters (long ago I had a pair of… Full Review »

Black Diamond HeavyWeight ScreenTap Fleece Gloves

These form fitted gloves are comfortable and pair well with a shell. The screen tap finger and thumb work consistently well as long as they are dry. They are lightweight. Full Review »

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