Monthly Archives: April 2015

Hummingbird Hammocks Tree Straps

Hummingbird Hammocks Tree Straps Reivew

Hummingbird Hammocks is one of my favorite new brands on the market.  I reviewed their first product (the single person hammock) and loved it (it’s still my go to hammock) but was disappointed by the hanging options available to me. I looked at various solutions from Dutch Ware, Anti Gravity Gear, Dream Hammock and Arrowhead […]

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Sea to Summit UltraLight Sleeping Mat

Sea to Summit UltraLight Sleeping Mat Review

Sleeping pads have always been one of those things I’m constantly rotating through my pack – never satisfied… Until now! Sea to Summit recently released two new sleeping mat product lines, insulated and uninsulated, that include three versions each – UltraLight, Comfort Light, and Comfort Plus.  I picked up the non-insulated Sea to Summit UltraLight […]

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Pro Bar Meal

Pro Bar Meal Energy Bar Review

Lately I’ve been on a quest to find the best bars around.  Ok, maybe the term “quest” is a bit of an exaggeration but I’ve been getting bored of the generic energy bars I’ve been eating on every trip I’ve ever taken since I was 14 years old. My most recent culinary experience was with the […]

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The Deuce of Spades In Use

Deuce of Spades Trowel Review

The Deuce of Spades – the lightest toilet hole digger you could possibly find. But is it worth taking with you on the trail? The simple trowel seems so simple yet some of the most heated debates I’ve heard between backpackers have been centred on this simple item and if it has a home in their […]

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Outdoor Research Radar Rain Cap

Outdoor Research Helium Radar Rain Cap Review

I was recently shown the Outdoor Research Helium Radar Rain Cap and was immediately intrigued. The Helium line by Outdoor Research is their best selling rain gear line and includes my favorite rain shell – the Helium II – so the addition of a cool hat using similar technology got me excited. Need a super […]

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Epic Energy Bars

Epic Energy Bar Review

Epic Energy Bars intrigued me.  If you haven’t heard of them they are essentially a “premium meat snack” that is packaged like an energy bar. They come in three flavors: lamb currant mint, turkey almond cranberry, and bison bacon cranberry.  After seeing them on the shelves of REI for a while I decided to take the […]

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Cheap Spring Gear Upgrades

Its that time of year when you pull out the gear you haven’t used in a while and start to get excited about spring and summer activities. Washing, re-waterproofing, cleaning, and repairing are all top of mind.  One small upgrade many people forget about is their trekking pole tips.

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