Gear Review: Melitta Pour-Over Coffee

Gear Review: Melitta Pour-Over Coffee

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Pour-over is all the rage right now, but ironically I can remember that was how my Dad preferred his coffee back in the day And my Mom’s set up back then was a very simple Melitta pour-over setup as well. Good coffee can be easily made with little effort, and you don’t need fancy setups. […]

Gear Review: BigShot Wide Mouth

Gear Review: BigShot Wide Mouth

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I am admittedly a throwback to the past with certain gear. Example? I don’t like hydration bladders. Loooong ago, when they first came out, I jumped on it. And found I never did like it, no matter the brand. I found I like a bladder for in-camp use great, but not for drinking. I went […]

Gear Review: Deuter Backpacks For Kids

Gear Review: Deuter Backpacks For Kids

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I’ve often mentioned my loyalty to Deuter – my daypack, backpacking pack and kid carrier packs are Deuter. My daypack (and sometimes an overnighter) has been with me for 5+ years now, without any issues. Compared to an REI daypack I bought at the same time, the Deuter still looks great – no fraying, no […]

Gear Review: Bic Flex Wand Lighter

Gear Review: Bic Flex Wand Lighter

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Having a long-handled lighter can be quite handy for camping. Much easier than having to kneel down to get a fire going in a pit. Or for starting fires in wood stoves when cabin camping. Or starting up stoves. We were recently sent a Bic Flex Wand Lighter, which I gave a heavy abuse to […]