A $12, practical, and useful “Jack-of-all-trades” utility knife that keeps a sharp edge and requires little maintenance.
A sub-10oz three-layer jacket that works very well for constant precip and rougher conditions.
Here’s a $27 alternative to the $45 Z Lite or the new $50 Nemo Switchback. Similar specs and performance at about half the price.
A very comfortable and light shoe that fits wider toe-boxes well. Not durable, however, and best for maintained trails and non-rough terrain.
A review of the Atlas Guides (Guthook) Great Divide Trail app for Android and iOS-based devices. More than just navigation, it works as a guidebook, too.
A light, functional, and effective jacket that packs a lot of features in a 6 oz package. Including pit zips!
An all-purpose hiking shoe good for rough trails and conditions in addition to off-trail jaunts. Reminiscent of the old Montrail Hardrocks in many ways.
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.