Category Archive: Backpacking

Ally's Bar

Ally’s Bar Energy Bar Review

There is always a new type of bar at the local outdoor store – today’s is Ally’s Bar. It’s a sweet potato based energy bar that boasts its non-gmo, gluten free, organic and vegan ingredients.

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Deuter ACT Zero 50 + 15 Backpack

Deuter ACT Zero 50 + 15 Backpack Review

The Deuter ACT Zero 50 + 15 backpack is the Batman of backpacks. It’s not the backpack I want but it’s the backpack I need. My friends know that when it comes to any single piece of gear my backpack is the thing I’m most picky about. I own roughly 10 various backpacks and of those […]

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Leatherman Leap

Leatherman Leap Multitool Review

The Leatherman Leap is a unique multitool. It’s aimed at children and consequently made “safe”. According to Leatherman “the Leap includes safety locks that keep fingers from the path of the tools, a two-hand opening knife blade for safer deployment, and a secure grip designed to train users to properly and safely operate tools. The […]

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Moon Cheese

Moon Cheese Review

Moon Cheese. That unique delicacy that drove men wild and spurred the space race to new heights. That was until we realized the moon was made of rocks not cheese so we dropped the moon like it was hot never to return. In place of real Moon Cheese we have this stuff. According to the […]

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Packed Car

Basecamp comfort

I’ve often found that the night before a expedition is many times the least comfortable part of the trip.  All your stuff is packed up and inaccessible so you are left to either sleep on some rock hard bunk in a base camp hut or (more often than not for me) curl up on some […]

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Prana Zion Pants

Prana Stretch Zion Pant Review

The Prana Stretch Zion pants are, without a doubt, my favorite pants of all time. Not just favorite hiking pants but favorite pants, ever. I’d wear these things all day every day if I could get away with it. They are comfortable, have excellent breathability, work in both hot and cold temperatures, and are super […]

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Glacier National Park

5 Days in Glacier National Park Packing List

Recently I spent a week in Glacier National Park doing the 55 mile northern high loop. This is a full gear list including both packed and worn items for the trip. Since this trip took place in late summer/early fall we had to be prepared for showers and sun (both of which we encountered).

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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3 Tent

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3 Tent Review

The Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3 tent is the best, most versatile two person tent I’ve ever used (yeah I know it says three person but realistically it’s best for two). I’m not a huge fan of most tents. They are too small, weigh too much and are a pain in the butt to set […]

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Deuter ACT Lite 50 + 10 Backpack

Deuter ACT Lite 50 + 10 Backpack Review

The Deuter ACT Lite 50 + 10  is one of Deuter’s flagship lightweight load hauler. Its one the largest lightweight packs they list on their website and it has the goal of providing “lightweight, yet reliable comfort”. To a fair degree Deuter has come through on this front but this pack also isn’t a contender for […]

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Smith Dolen ChromaPop Polarchromic Ignitor Sunglasses

Smith Dolen ChromaPop Polarchromic Ignitor Sunglasses Review

Besides having a mouthful of a name the Smith Dolen ChromaPop Polarchromic Ignitor sunglasses boast a ton of technology that is supposed to provide you with unparalleled visual clarity in a multitude of weather conditions – ranging from overcast to bright sun. I’ve worn a pair for almost a year now and they have secured […]

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