A sturdy, reliable, and easy to use water container. Should be a simple item. But most aren’t good. The Reliance Aqua-Tainer is a 7-gallon wonder that works!
Top Ten Gear Lists are perhaps the most popular articles in any community. Be it backpacking, music, movies, etc. But they are typically useless.
A review of Greenbelly meal bars that prompted a discussion on food, nutrition, dollar to calorie ratio, and why we enjoy the outdoors.
A well-rounded, all-purpose winter backpacking down parka that is under-$300. But has many of the features of more expensive winter parkas.
An inexpensive workhorse of a headlamp that is rechargeable via USB.
A review of the Gaia GPS app for Android and iOS-based devices. A powerful, flexible, and easy to use navigation tool.
A relatively light, compact, and quiet white gas stove. It was just marketed wrongly. And the stove came out at the wrong time.
A very large, no longer made “ultralight backpacking shelter” that I would never take backpacking. But works well for base camp.
I am loaning out this classic sleeping bag for a little bit. Some musings on why a sleeping bag or quilt is not an item to dirt bag if the budget permits.
A look back at an older shelter that is very versatile. And one I am thinking of cycling back in for some planned trips with possible mixed conditions.