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New Gear and Food Finds

We've had some good items come across recently, from gear to food. NASAR (The National Association For Search And Rescue) has out two guides that are pack ready. Essential Knots and Basic Navigation, the guides are palm sized and ultra light and most of all.....waterproof. The guides fold out similar to a map, and are… Continue reading New Gear and Food Finds

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Gear Review: BeFree Water Filtration System 0.6L

A long time ago, when I was first hiking, I picked up a water bottle that was a filter, out of the Campmor catalog (boy, am I dating myself....). It rode with me for years, over thousands of miles of trails. I loved it: you scooped water, or stuck it under an overspill on a… Continue reading Gear Review: BeFree Water Filtration System 0.6L

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Gear Review: Optimus Vega Stove

I've been reviewing the Optimus Vega Stove, a remote canister stove recently. I have had a soft spot for remote canister stoves for years, as I find them to be stable with larger pots (2 and 3 Liter for example), where they hug the ground and you are not worried about tipping. The other is… Continue reading Gear Review: Optimus Vega Stove