Author Archives: matt

Getting Skunked While Fishing

Recently I went fishing with a long time friend who I recently found out happens to be a fly fisherman. In this instance, I’ve known Danny for somewhere over 15 years. I will confess that his passion for fly fishing is one thing I didn’t know about him. I’ve noticed that ever since I started fly …

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Lake Sylvia Recreation Area & Campground

Lake Sylvia Recreation Area and Campground is east of Little Rock, just off Hwy 10. Lake Sylvia is part of the Ouachita National Forest, so there is a small fee to enter and park in the recreation area and is a really nice spot for swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, camping, and home to a really …

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Heading to Maine

Hope and I are heading to Maine for a few days. Along with celebrating a family birthday, we’re going to be exploring as much of Mount Desert Island as we can. This is our first trip to the great state of Maine, so we’re trying to get as much adventure out of the trip as …

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Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow

This is a pretty straight forward review because what can you really say about a pillow that you can compress? I picked up the 14″ by 18″ Medium pillow. Primarily, I focused on getting a compact pillow that could be used for camping and for air travel. This pillow fits the bill to a T! I …

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Morakniv Companion

Thanks for coming by for a knife review! Today we’re reviewing the Morakniv Companion. If you’ve never owned a Mora knife then this review is probably for you. If you’re wanting to know how this Mora stands up to some of the other Mora’s you may have your eyes on then hopefully this will be …

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TOAKS Titanium Long Handle Spoon

Let’s talk about some camp gear! Specifically the TOAKS Titanium Long Handle Spoon with Polished Bowl. I know, I know some people are going to be right at the point of a spork. That or you’re going to want to bring up the idea of a spoon on one end and a for on the other …

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Storm Alert Whistle

I believe in being as prepared as possible while not going overboard with buying gear. At least that’s what I tell myself and having a whistle makes a lot of sense to me. This is one of those small items that I just want to have and I hope that I never need it. However, …

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Brunton TruArc 3 Base Plate Compass

I know there are going to be people who might scoff at the idea of a compass. With all the GPS tools and the smartphone navigation apps out there it might seem archaic to have a simple baseplate compass. Even though it’s Made in the USA, has a Global Needle, has an Inches & Centimeter …

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Weber Kettle Grill

Ok, so this isn’t a straight forward review. There are enough other write-ups and technical readings on the interwebs. You can easily find out what the specs of this thing are. Here’s the short list of things that matter to me: Easy to move around an outdoor area Good amount of cooking space Easy to …

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