Category Archive: Car Camping

Therm-a-Rest Neo Air Mini Pump

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Mini Pump Review

The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Mini Pump is one of those ridiculous little items that no self respecting ultralight backpacker would ever carry. But, for minimalist car camping or a canoe/kayak trip its pretty brilliant. I recently went on a cross country road trip and packed this sucker so I didn’t need to get dizzy after blowing […]

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Jetboil Coffee Press Review

There are many ways to make coffee in the backcountry.  A simple brew of cowboy coffee gets caffeine in your system just as well as a complicated contraption that creates a shot of backcountry espresso. The Jetboil Coffee Press lies more on the simplistic side of the spectrum and with it you can produce a […]

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Tenkara USA Sato Setup

Is Tenkara for you?

Over the weekend I caught my first fish ever using a fly – I’m hooked (see what I did there?). Not only was it my first fish but I caught it using a relatively unknown style of fly fishing called Tenkara. The possibilities this unique style of fly fishing present have me even more excited […]

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Final Gear Check

What to expect when guiding a trip

When it’s up to you to plan a trip, coordinate a group of people, and finally lead that group into the great unknown a lot of responsibility is on your shoulders – in fact all of it is.  The success or failure of a trip and the joy others get out of the experience depends […]

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REI Flex Lite Chair

REI Flex Lite Chair Review

The REI Flex Lite chair is an ultra compact fully featured camp chair.  It folds down into a very small package, due to its “tent pole like construction”, but doesn’t skimp on support allowing you to kick it in luxury no matter where you are. I picked up this chair specifically to take with me on multi-night […]

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Trailblazer Sawvivor Saw

Trailblazer Sawvivor Collapsible Saw Review

While not a new product the Trailblazer Sawvivor collapsible saw is an item that very few people seem to know about.  It is hands down my favorite way to process wood in the backcountry – either for trail building or for a campfire.  Its extremely lightweight design coupled with incredible usability and a low cost […]

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Hummingbird Hammock Single Person Hammock

Hummingbird Hammock Single Person Hammock Review

The Hummingbird Hammock Single Person Hammock was originally a Kickstarter project that I’ve been following with anticipation for a while.  Recently they began taking orders on their website and I handed over my credit card with great anticipation.  The reason for my excitement is that the Hummingbird Hammock Single Person Hammock is made out of very lightweight […]

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Jetboil Sol Titanium Cooking System

Jetboil Sol Ti Premium Cooking System Review

I’ve always discounted Jetboil’s because of their weight.  While my friends sing their praises I have always laughed and innocently asked how much their packs weigh.  The Jetboil Sol Ti Premium Cooking System aims to stifle my argument that, while a Jetboil works well, its just too heavy for me. At an advertised weight of […]

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3 Favorite Things

My 3 favorite peices of gear

I’m not talking the three most useful or the three most innovative.  I’m about to tell you the three items that make me chuckle to myself when I use them.  The items that bring me the most pleasure in the backcountry.  Read on to find out what they are and why they are my favorites!

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Klymit Inertia O Zone sleeping pad

Klymit Inertia O Zone Sleeping Pad Review

The Klymit Inertia O Zone Sleeping Pad has a lofty goal – reduce a sleeping pad to the minimum weight possible by reducing material in areas that you don’t need it through a process they call “body mapping”.  In principle this sounds great. On paper the Klymit Inertia O Zone Sleeping Pad weighs a measly 12.2 […]

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