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Gear Review: Goin’ West Hydration Backpack

We were recently sent a Goin' West hydration backpack to check out for review. It is a straight forward backpack; easy to pack, easy to use, with the features typically needed/found in a pack. It is a 30 Liter size, which for me is a half day pack (to explain that, when I go dayhiking… Continue reading Gear Review: Goin’ West Hydration Backpack

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Cheap Gear Review: Venture Pal Packable Backpack

Sometimes you see a Lightning Deal on Amazon and wonder....is it too good to be true? But you can't resist checking it out. This was the case when I saw the┬áVenture Pal Packable Backpack on sale a few weeks back. I haven't had a lightweight packable "summit pack" in many years, and for less than… Continue reading Cheap Gear Review: Venture Pal Packable Backpack

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Gear Review: Renogy E.Lumen Solar Powered Flashlight

We run Renogy solar panels on our homestead┬áto power quite a bit (if you even express a tiny bit of interest, we will be sure to bore you to tears on that subject.....), so we are happy to try out Renogy products when they come out. One of their newest is the E.Lumen solar powered… Continue reading Gear Review: Renogy E.Lumen Solar Powered Flashlight

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Gear Review: Survival Hax Camping Cook Set

Recently we were sent Survival Hax's Camping Cook Set to check out. A 10 piece mess-kit style set, designed for 1 to 2 people (though, for me, I'd say 1 person is perfect), and priced to buy at under $23. For a starter kit, especially for those just getting into backpacking or the outdoors, this… Continue reading Gear Review: Survival Hax Camping Cook Set