Category Archives: Gear Reviews

Klymit Campsaver V Sleeping Pad

If you’re into camping, backpacking, or hiking then there is a pretty good chance that you think about a sleep system. One of those components is probably going to be some sort of sleep pad. While there are lots of options out there in the marketplace I tend to group them into two types: inflatable …

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Therm-a-Rest Z Seat

Ahh, the butt-pad from heaven! I realize that sounds silly, but this is one awesome piece of gear, even if it does fall into a little bit of a luxury item category. That said, this thing is seriously worth a slight sacrifice in pack space for the amount of comfort it brings to the party. …

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Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock

It’s really hard to beat laying in a hammock. Relaxing in a hammock gets even better when you can easily pack your hammock up and take it with you on your outdoor adventures. I mean who wouldn’t want a view like this all the time: Ok, so we’re fans of the Wise Owl Outfitters hammock.We …

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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 theĀ 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 bringĀ 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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