Category Archive: Sea Kayaking

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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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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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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Outdoor Products 20L Amphibian Weather Defense Day Pack

Outdoor Products 20L Amphibian Weather Defense Daypack Review

In my opinion Outdoor Products is one of the most underrated outdoor brands out there. I use several 10 year old dry bags they don’t make anymore on all of my kayak and whitewater adventures. I expect them to keep going strong for another 10 years. So when Outdoor Products reached out and asked me to review their 20L Amphibian […]

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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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Harmony Valley Camp Cuisine Powdered Hummus Mix

Harmony Valley Camp Cuisine Powdered Hummus Mix Review

One of my favorite day hike snacks is the little single serving package of hummus and pretzels.  I can’t think of a better snack to get me back in the game when I’m dragging.  Unfortunately hummus doesn’t keep very well on the trail – not only does it go bad but due to the high […]

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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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