Category Archive: Backpacking

Five day meal plan

5 Day Backcountry Meal Plan

In the near future I’m going to be spending 5 days in Glacier National Park hiking the Many Glacier Loop. One of the things even experienced backpackers are always curious about is what someone else brings for food. Eating the same thing trip after trip gets old fast especially if you spend a decent amount of time […]

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REI Traverse 28 Pack

REI Traverse 28 DayPack Review

Recently there has been a trend in daypacks that I fully support – the inclusion of a real frame. The REI Traverse 28 Pack is an example of this new breed of pack. While I appriciate a light load I always prefer a pack that has the ability to carry additional weight when needed. This could be […]

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Adventure Medical Kits Adventure Dog Series Trail Dog Medical Kit

Adventure Medical Trail Dog First Aid Kit Review

Let’s face it – life is better with a dog. But… life can also be very complicated with a dog. This is especially true when they decide to try and eat a porcupine or think that backing an angry animal into a hole is a good idea. I love having a trail companion with me but until recently […]

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Superband Premium Insect Repellent Bracelet

Superband PREMIUM Insect Repellent Bracelet Review

Over the weekend I made a huge mistake. Its something that doesn’t normally happen. I overlooked a minute detail and it caused a huge impact on the trip I had planned. That detail… mosquitoes. The Superband PREMIUM Insect Repellent Bracelet is the product I wish I had brought with me and will now be stored in my […]

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Bear Valley Pemmican Bar

Bear Valley Pemmican Bar Review

Next up on the list of energy bars to test is the Bear Valley Pemmican Bar – specifically the Fruit ‘N Nut blend.  So far I have been surprised how much I have liked the various different energy bars I’ve tested out. Almost all of them have tasted great, almost. That trend was broken with the Bear Valley […]

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Emberlit Fireant Stove Review

The Emberlit Fireant stove is a collapsible, titanium, wood burning (or solid fuel) stove that weighs a scant 2.8 oz. The idea behind any wood burning stove is that you don’t need to carry fuel if you can just burn the small sticks on the ground around you. You lighten your load and can stay […]

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Pure Bar Fruit & Nut Energy Bar Review

Another day another bar. Today I’m testing out the Pure Bar Fruit & Nut energy bars. They are certified organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, and vegan – pretty much the opposite of a Power Bar. Thankfully the taste was the opposite of a Powerbar as well! Sorry Powerbar, I don’t mean to pick on you. I tried out […]

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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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