troyfromtexas

INCENTIVIZED REVIEWER

964 reviewer rep
7 forum posts
joined Jun 1, 2016

I am a: backpacker
Location: Texas
Website: http://www.theadventurebegins.tv

Affiliations: As a member of TheDyrt’s Ranger gear review program, I occasionally receive free products to test in exchange for reviews.

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Orienteering
Canoeing
Kayaking
Mountain biking
Fishing
Travel
Photography
Bushcraft
Motorcycling

Vitals

Height6 ft
Weight175
Boot/Shoe Size11.5
Jacket/Shirt SizeM
Pant Size34 W 32 L

Hello, my name is Troy (a.k.a. troyfromtexas). I think that I am a pretty ordinary person, but I know that I have had extraordinary opportunities in my life. My passions include adventure travel, hiking, fishing, motorcycling, photography and playing just about any sport. I'm a Native Texan which means that I am honest, gentlemanly, proud, strong willed, entrepreneurial and adventurous. 

I have been fortunate enough to visit live in and travel through a number of countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Some of my favorite places include Chile for it's natural beauty, Spain for it's old world charm, Singapore for it's modernity and Texas for it's warm friendly people.

I've been truly fortunate to have had the opportunity to hike in the US and internationally. Some of my favorite hikes have been the John Muir Trail, the W in Patagonia, the Inca Trail in Peru and Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It seems like just about every year I find a new trail in my home state in Big Bend National Park. I'm not an ultralight backpacker, but perhaps a light backpacker. I try to keep my all in pack weight below 30lbs (including food and water). I buy gear that will function as intended and last for years. Whenever possible I like to hammock camp. Second option is cowboy camp. Third option is a tent.

Happy trails,

Troy

 

Gear Reviews (29)

user rating: 4.5 of 5 Headspin The Lighting Kit 11/05/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 Skinners Sock Shoes 9/05/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Liquid IV Hydration Multiplier 6/02/2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Morsel Spork XL 6/02/2019
user rating: 5 of 5 Therm-a-Rest Parsec 20F 4/29/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain House Beef Stew 4/29/2019
user rating: 5 of 5 RovR RollR 60 4/29/2019
user rating: 4 of 5 Emberlit FireAnt Titanium 7/05/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Hoody 6/30/2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Smartwool Men's PhD Outdoor Light Mini Socks 6/30/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Feetures! Merino+ Cushion Crew Sock 6/30/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Injinji Performance Mini-Crew Sock 6/30/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Darn Tough Merino 1/4 Sock Cushion 6/28/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Sole Thin Sport Moldable Footbed 6/28/2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Outdoor Products Backpacker Poncho 6/28/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Platypus Platy Bottle 6/24/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Tribe Provisions Adventure Hammock 6/22/2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Mountain House Chicken Teriyaki with Rice 6/22/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Soloist 6/21/2018
user rating: 4 of 5 Black Diamond Distance Z 6/21/2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Leki Cristallo 6/21/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 MSR PocketRocket 6/21/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Patagonia Tropic Comfort Hoody II 6/21/2018
user rating: 5 of 5 Patagonia Men's Houdini Jacket 6/21/2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Marmot Men's PreCip Jacket 6/22/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Chaco Men's Z/Volv 6/09/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Kelty Noah's Tarp 9 6/09/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Mountain Hardwear Men's Lamina 32° 6/02/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Osprey Talon 44 6/02/2016

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