Category Archive: Hiking

XShot Sport Pole

XShot Sport Pole Review

The XShot Sport Pole is a selfie stick made for your GoPro, camera, phone or other action cam. These days capturing your outdoor moments has become almost as important as actually participating in them. Everyone knows the old adage of “Pics or it didn’t happen”. Thats where the XShot Sport Pole comes in. With a multisport […]

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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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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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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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