Monthly Archives: February 2014

MSR Titan Kettle Review

The MSR Titan Kettle is a great small pot that can double as a bowl or mug. It’s sturdy, has a well thought out design and can, without a doubt, function perfectly as your do it all piece of cookware for the solo backpacker. When MSR designed this piece they set about to create a […]

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GSI Outdoors Infinity Mug Review

You might think that all backpacking mugs are created equal – the GSI Outdoors Infinity mug proves this wrong!  It is my favorite mug for a single specific reason: it’s lid seals!  I can sit in my sleeping bag and sip my coffee then set the half full mug down on the tent floor while […]

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Black Diamond Icon Headlamp Review

When you need to see what’s lurking in the darkness there isn’t a better headlamp than the Black Diamond Icon.  This headlamp stands out from the crowd due to several features – its regulated, super bright (200 lumens), has a long battery life and is fully waterproof.  These things provide you the security necessary to depend […]

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Evernew Titanium Ultralight Pasta Pot M Review

Need a pot for 1 person that can easily hold your fuel canister, stove, utensils, and lighter? Look no further than the Evernew Titanium Ultralight Medium Pasta Pot (also called the ECA522 on Evernew’s website).  This is an excellent solo pot.  What really makes this pot stand out, other than its ridiculously light weight (4.1 oz. and a 1000 […]

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MSR Folding Utensils Review

The new and improved version of the MSR Folding Utensils are awesome! Generally I dislike folding utensils – nothing is more annoying than having your spoon collapse when you have a bite of soup halfway to your mouth.  With the new version of their Folding Utensils MSR fixed this problem by beefing up the locking […]

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Evernew Ti Ultralight Pot 3 Review

Its my personal belief that the average backpacker’s cook kit is one of the easiest places someone can dump weight with minimal effort and monetary investment – the Evernew Ti Ultralight Pot 3 (also labeled the “EAC253” on Evernew’s website and others) proves that point.  Evernew’s largest ultralight pot weighs a measly 4.55 oz on my home […]

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Winter Packing Lists Are Live!

A new section of whatsinyourpack.com has launched! Check out the “Packing Lists” in the top menu to see exactly what I put in my pack for every type of outing. So far I’ve published the following packing lists: Winter Day Hike Packing List Winter Overnight Backpacking Packing List Backcountry Skiing Day Tour Packing List Backcountry […]

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Marmot Spring Glove Review

If you are looking for a nice middle weight glove you can’t go wrong with the Marmot Spring Glove.  With a soft shell back and a leather palm it provides a high degree of durability combined with excellent moisture management.  My hands sweat a lot so I really appreciate the wicking ability these gloves have […]

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Snow Peak Mola Headlamp Review

The Snow Peak Mola headlamp is a very unique headlamp offering that, while providing an interesting look into what could possibly be future headlamp tech, doesn’t quite feel like a finished product with the level of quality I expect from Snow Peak.  On the surface the Mola is a run of the mill 110 lumen […]

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Sea to Summit Delta Insul-Mug Review

The Sea to Summit Delta Insul-Mug is a great insulated plastic mug that is big enough to double as a small bowl – all in a fairly lightweight package.  If I’m going to bring a mug with me into the backcountry its going to be insulated.  The luxury of having a hot cup of coffee […]

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