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Outdoor Gear Reviews

My experience in the outdoors runs deep.  Come check out some of the gear I have reviewed and see if it may aid you in your future adventures.

DMOS Stealth Shovel

If you take your vehicle off the pavement, 4wd or not, you will eventually get stuck. Going off road leads to this. So it is best to prepare for that eventuality. I carried a military issue E-Tool (en…
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SolarPuff Warm White

In the past I did a review on the SolarPuff by Solight Design.  Recently I had the chance to use their new SolarPuff Warm White.  It shares all the same features of the original SolarPuff, but with …
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MSR Hydromedary Kit

Staying hydrated is always important.  At times it can be difficult, such as when you are actively involved in a task or activity.  So having a easy way to stay hydrated is a solid win.  This Hydro…
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Lems Primal 2

While minimalist shoes are slowly gaining a foothold (oh look, a pun), there still aren’t that many out there.  I have found I really like the Primal 2 shoes by Lems.  They are incredibly ligh…
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Bobble Coffee Press

As you may have picked up, I am a huge fan of a good cup of coffee.  Whether I’m in transit in a hotel, some best forgotten place in Afghanistan, or backpacking through the mountains… Whi…
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Sea to Summit XBowl

The XBowl by Sea to Summit is a pretty clever bowl.  The XBowl lays flat when not in use, allowing for it to take up very little space in your pack.  The bottom also doubles as a cutting board.  It…
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Aeropress Coffee Maker

The Aeropress Coffee Maker brews up an amazing cup of coffee.  It is incredibly simple to use with 4 parts and nothing to break.  I have used this almost daily since mid 2015, from backpacking in th…
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The Running Light!

The Running Light…   …is a light…   …for running.  In fairness, the name does tell the story.  This light I have found is not that good for trail running.  Reason being,…
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DeepDish Plate

The DeepDish Plate by MSR (Mountain Safety Research) is a plate…  …that is deep.  Think of a cross between a bowl and a plate.  This does lend itself to use while camping or backpacking…
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Snow Peak Spork

Sometimes, when you are out backpacking through the mountains, you just can’t be burdened with a spoon and a fork…  You obviously need a Titanium Spork.  The Snow Peak Titanium Spork is …
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Gore-Tex Socks

Hiking with wet feet is not fun…  And, while I do love the magic that is Gore-Tex, and own some Gore-Tex lined boots, I am not always wearing them.  These Gore-Tex Socks by Rocky are a great o…
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Deuter Junior Pack

The Kids Junior Backpack by Deuter, unlike most kids packs, is designed from the ground up for little ones.  There is plenty adjustment for children’s small frames, and the internal volume isn&…
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X7 Hatchet

When your 5 year old son wants an axe for Christmas…  You compromise with a Hatchet.  I (my son) have had this X7 Hatchet by Fiskars for over a year now and continue to be impressed with it. …
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