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: 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 […]

Gear Find: NYNE Mini Speaker

Gear Find: NYNE Mini Speaker

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Fair warning: While not everyone enjoys the sounds of music in the wilds, sometimes it is a lot of fun. Just don’t annoy anyone else with Thrash Metal 5000 on 30 while hiking, OK? Well, if you must, at least have a wicked air guitar style….and hair to match. What is tiny and packs a […]

Gear Review: Goal Zero Lighthouse 250 Lantern

Gear Review: Goal Zero Lighthouse 250 Lantern

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When I first started backpacking, back in the dark ages, there were not many choices for lights. You had heavy headlamps, that slid down into your glasses, lanterns that weighed a ton or flashlights that burned through batteries. I have felt for a long time that what really changed everything was LED bulbs finally being […]