Category Archive: Product Review

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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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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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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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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The Deuce of Spades In Use

Deuce of Spades Trowel Review

The Deuce of Spades – the lightest toilet hole digger you could possibly find. But is it worth taking with you on the trail? The simple trowel seems so simple yet some of the most heated debates I’ve heard between backpackers have been centred on this simple item and if it has a home in their […]

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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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Cheap Spring Gear Upgrades

Its that time of year when you pull out the gear you haven’t used in a while and start to get excited about spring and summer activities. Washing, re-waterproofing, cleaning, and repairing are all top of mind.  One small upgrade many people forget about is their trekking pole tips.

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Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock

Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock Review

Lets get this out of the way first: I love hammocks.  Taking off your hiking boots and kicking back in a hammock after a long hike is the epitome of backcountry luxury in my mind.  I’ve been overnighting in hammocks, when the terrain allows, since 2004 but I’ve never used a “fancy” hammock.  Up until now I’ve […]

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