Curtis Evans

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joined Feb 13, 2016

Full Name: Curtis Evans
59-year-old male hiker
United States
Occupation: Water Plant Operator
Email: private
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Vargo Hexagon Wood Stove Titanium

Almost works. Fire requires three things: heat (ignition), fuel, and oxygen. This stove does not draw enough air to stay burning. On a six-day…
photo: Vargo Hexagon Wood Stove Titanium
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P-38 U.S. Military Can Opener

Does the job it was designed to do. Got mine in the Marines back when C-rats were on the menu. Sometimes called a “John Wayne” we would…
photo:   P-38 U.S. Military Can Opener
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Esbit CS585HA Cookset for Solid Fuel

Not a very good stove. The design of this stove is its weak point. Esbit fuel works as expected. The pot is well made with a good lid. The stove…
photo: Esbit CS585HA Cookset for Solid Fuel
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Nite Ize Figure 9 Carabiner

A tarp camper's friend. These work great for quick tarp setups. Lunch breaks in the rain, late evening campsites, you need a tarp up quick,…
photo: Nite Ize Figure 9 Carabiner
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Equinox Sprawler Ultralite Bivi

A well-made (in the USA), breathable bivy with a waterproof bottom. This is my first bivy and it went with me on my first tarp trip.  I squeezed…
photo: Equinox Sprawler Ultralite Bivi
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Coghlan's Fire Paste

When there is no need to prove how woodsy you are it will get your fire going with no fuss. I squeeze it in to a small Nalgene container (clearly…
photo: Coghlan's Fire Paste
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Eureka! Backcountry 1

Rugged, truly free-standing solo tent. I bought this over another solo tent because of the free-standing setup.  Not knowing that this was…
photo: Eureka! Backcountry 1
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Coast Micro Pliers

Small pocket sized multi-tool with pliers. It has many features of larger, heavier multi-tools but in a small package that you will carry every…
photo: Coast Micro Pliers
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Rite in the Rain All-Weather Memo Book No. 374-M

A notebook that is tough enough for trail use. It held up to a day and a half of rain on the Ice Age Trail, all the while I was taking notes.
photo: Rite in the Rain All-Weather Memo Book No. 374-M
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Cenote Hydration System

Lightweight, recyclable water bladder. This hydration bladder system is much lighter than other brands. If you hoist some of the other companies…
photo:   Cenote Hydration System
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NRS Boaters Gloves

A boaters glove that dries very slowly and falls apart when wet. As an occasional kayaker I would hope a boaters glove would hold up for more…
photo: NRS Men's Boaters Gloves
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BugBaffler Insect Protective Headnet

A no-see-um head net. Many of the woodsy areas around Chicago are restored wetlands which serve as a breeding and feeding habitat for wildlife,…
photo:   BugBaffler Insect Protective Headnet
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Ensolite Sleeping Pad

Never fails, always works. My trusted blue pad has served me well for decades. It has handled Arizona rocks, thorns, and pokey plants. It worked…
photo:   Ensolite Sleeping Pad
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Sierra Designs Microlight 2 Jacket

A good, basic wind breaker (when did these begin being called wind shirts?). Breathable, packable and roomy enough for layering. This is one…
photo: Sierra Designs Men's Microlight 2 Jacket
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Ocean Kayak Yak Board

A short, wide sit-on-top kayak that is very stable, turns on a dime, and is easy to transport and carry. Designed for surf, it is a fine fishing…
photo: Ocean Kayak Yak Board
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Optimus Svea

A rugged, no-frills stove that does the job year after year. Buy one and you're done shopping for stoves. With a quarter-twist the wind-screen…
photo: Optimus Svea