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The Sawatch 15 Sleeping Bag – A New Way to Look at an Old Design

The Sawatch 15 Sleeping Bag – A New Way to Look at an Old Design

Katabatic Gear takes a new look at the traditional sleeping bag with the Sawatch 15.  The Sawatch 15 sleeping bag features a unique quilt style[Read More…]

by July 12, 2016 0 comments Gear
Deuter Gröden 32 Hiking Backpack Review

Deuter Gröden 32 Hiking Backpack Review

Upon first inspection of the Gröden 32, the thing just screams German engineering. It doesn’t have the streamlined cut or traffic-stopping color scheme of many[Read More…]

by May 8, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
Surviving a Bear Attack

Surviving a Bear Attack

In my wilderness survival class, I am frequently asked what kind of gun would be the best defense against a bear attack.  I am asked[Read More…]

by March 26, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear, Skills
Vasque Skywalk GTX Review

Vasque Skywalk GTX Review

Hitting the trail in a shiny new pair of hiking boots is akin to driving a new car off the lot: The rush of adrenaline,[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 0 comments Gear
Perfect Weight Vest Review & Exercises

Perfect Weight Vest Review & Exercises

If you are looking for different ways to train for your backpacking adventures, then you should try the Perfect® Weight Vest. It comes in two[Read More…]

by March 9, 2016 0 comments Gear
Klymit Insulated Static V Lite Review

Klymit Insulated Static V Lite Review

Buying a camping pad is a complex gamble that will often take an avid backpacker years of expensive trial and error to win. Every pro[Read More…]

by February 28, 2016 0 comments Gear
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What’s In Your Ditty Bag?

If you look at your list of backpacking equipment, it breaks down into relatively few items grouped by activity: There are shelter items which will[Read More…]

by February 24, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear, Skills
WoolX X303 Daily Boxer Briefs Review

WoolX X303 Daily Boxer Briefs Review

The most experience-heightening change I ever made to my gear set was switching to a  good pair of athletic boxer briefs. Gone were the days of[Read More…]

by February 10, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
Numinous 65L Travel Pack Review

Numinous 65L Travel Pack Review

When searching for a pack, a specific use generally stays at the forefront of my purchasing decisions. Whether it be for day use, extended backpacking[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
Salewa Alp Flow Mid Boots Review

Salewa Alp Flow Mid Boots Review

The Salewa Alp Flow Mid Boots are a “…tough trekking boots made of nubuck and ballistic mesh with a protective rubber edging. Innovative GORE-TEX® Surround™ Technology creates[Read More…]

by January 31, 2016 0 comments Gear