Review: EmberLit FireAnt Stove

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FireAnt by Emberlit  The FireAnt by Emberlit is truly impressive. It’s like owning 3 stoves in one!           The Emberlit FireAnt functions mainly as a wood burning stove but it also is has the capacity to … Read on

Review: Nemo Veda 2p trekking pole tent

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OUR FAVORITE TENT OF ALL TIME!     *for backpacking with two people each carrying trekking poles! We can’t say enough about Nemo Equipment’s new Veda 2 person trekking pole tent. It is absolutely a backpacker’s dream! Expertly designed with … Read on

Goal Zero Nomad 7 – Powerful!

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Let’s face it, most solar charging units available today (for backpacking) are just plain horrible. You buy one, hope that the device lives up to the claims on the box, and quickly find out that the thing won’t even charge … Read on

climbOn Lotion Bar…or should it be, Miracle Bar!?

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Have you ever suffered from sore or cracked skin after being outdoors for an extended period? Have you ever gotten blisters from a long trek that you wish you could heal more quickly?  Enter the climbOn Lotion Bar from SKINourishment, … Read on

Looking for a solid backpacking chair? Alite Mayfly

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Today, I’ll be discussing the Alite Mayfly chair! The Mayfly is a super lightweight chair that gives you all of the comfort you desire on the trail. The chair weighs in at 1.4 lbs but you can whittle that down … Read on

Light My Fire, Swedish FireSteel 2.0

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If you had to carry one item into the backcountry, what would that item be? This is a question that makes me laugh. How would it be possible to find yourself in a situation where you had to choose only … Read on

From Battlefield to Trail: Merrell Moab Hiking Boots

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Here is a guest post from U.S. Army soldier, Kent. Frequently, we are asked about our favorite hiking boots. With so many choices out there, it is sometimes hard to pick. Kent wrote in and told us about his experience … Read on

Father’s Day Gifts for the Outdoorsman

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Father’s Day is this weekend!  If you are hunting for the perfect gift for Dad, then you are in the right place.  We have gathered a few of our favorite gift ideas to celebrate the special outdoorsy man in your … Read on

Looking for the perfect water bottle: Klean Kanteen!

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Which water bottle to choose tends to always be a topic of conversation in the backpacking community. Usually, quality and safety concerns are at the top of people’s lists when they are making their purchase. Given both those concerns, the … Read on

Ultimate Trail and Camp Sandal: Bedrock Syncline

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If you are looking for a great hiking sandal, running sandal, or simply a great around-camp sandal, you should take a look at these bad boys! Bedrock Sandals is a small company based out of Oakland, CA that specializes in … Read on