Giveaway Alert: The Bugpatch


I was recently offerred a chance to try out a new product and share it with our readers , The Bugpatch – and let me say that anytime I see an offer for a natural bug deterrents, I am ALL for it. I can’t use DEET products, I get hive outbreaks, which are not pretty in the backcountry. Which […]

First Take: MSR Quick 2 System Review


A couple weeks ago when REI was having its last sale I noticed the MSR® Quick™ 2 System was on sale for around $70. While I really didn’t need the two plates and mugs it was the same price as just the MSR® Quick™ 2 Pot Set (minus the goodies). Last year I picked up […]

New Gear To Play With


I was out running errands when somehow I ended up in REI. Not sure how that happened 😉 I was puttering around, looking at the January clearance items. It is pretty obvious that people are not spending money like last year – the sale has been going on for a week nearly and most of […]