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K Swiss Blade Max Trail Review

K Swiss Blade Max Trail Review

The new K-Swiss Blade Max Trail running shoe is a high-end quality product at a fair price. Whether you wear them for trail running, city-running, or even for fairly easy hikes during summer, you will not be disappointed.

by November 26, 2012 0 comments Gear
Helle Temagami Knife Review

Helle Temagami Knife Review

This feature was greatly appreciated on one dark, humid night while on a rescue of three stuck hikers. I was clinging to a cliff, sawing through layer after layer of old and rotting tat (climber’s term for old cord or webbing left behind on an anchor to aid in descent) attached to three bolts making it impossible to secure myself and a hand-line. The gaping depths below me clawed at my feet, which were balanced delicately on sandy, sloped footholds. Thankfully, my Temagami knife sliced through the grit-covered, sun-baked tat like a hot knife through butter and I was able to secure myself before the dark void beneath me could claim yet another victim.

by November 6, 2012 0 comments Gear
High Sierra Bobcat 65 Backpack Review

High Sierra Bobcat 65 Backpack Review

I miss the external frame packs of yesteryear; the kind I humped up the trail back when I was in the Girl Scouts. So naturally, when the opportunity arose to try out the High Sierra Bobcat 65 external frame pack I couldn’t pass it up.

by November 1, 2012 0 comments Gear
Triple Aught Design Fast Pack EDC

Triple Aught Design Fast Pack EDC

By definition, the genre of military gear means lots of velcro, pockets, PALS webbing rows (sewn webbing loops – for attaching additional pouches), bombproof (literally) construction, hidden pockets (for conceal-carry purposes, among other things), and tactical color-waves. In other words, gear of this caliber can withstand almost unlimited amounts of abuse and has seemingly limitless configuration options. However, these features also make it a harder sell for your average civilian looking for a pack for a normal day hike.

by October 24, 2012 0 comments Gear
One Best Hike Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail Book Review

One Best Hike Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail Book Review

If you’ve ever wondered how best to enjoy Mount Rainier, Douglas Lorain’s got a trail for you. “One Best Hike: Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail” is[Read More…]

by October 16, 2012 0 comments Skills, Trails
Outdoor Products Gama Pack Review

Outdoor Products Gama Pack Review

Looking for an affordable pack to take from the trail to the airport? Outdoor Products Gama 40L pack is great at that! The Gama 40L pack is different from packs I’ve tried in this category before.

by October 2, 2012 0 comments Gear
Victory Cross Country 60L Pack

Victory Cross Country 60L Pack

I was really excited to give this pack a try and have it replace my 80L bag as my week long bag as I continuously try and reduce weight: “Durable fabrics, 60L size, 1.45 pounds, etc”. These were all things that were right in line with what I was looking for in a week to week pack.

by September 21, 2012 0 comments Gear
Gossamer Gorilla Ultralight Backpack

Gossamer Gorilla Ultralight Backpack

The Gossamer Gorilla is a great pack for those looking to cut weight wherever they can. As I get older (and maybe a little wiser) this pack caused a revolution in my thinking about backpacking. No longer am I content to carry a 45 pound pack on a one or two night trip.

by August 27, 2012 0 comments Gear
Freedom Steripen Water Sterilizer Review

Freedom Steripen Water Sterilizer Review

I am already a Steripen user and am sold on its basic functions, so I was excited to try the Freedom Steripen which promises a lighter, more compact size and rechargeable battery.

by August 26, 2012 0 comments Gear
“The Trail Hound’s Handbook” Review

“The Trail Hound’s Handbook” Review

Wilderness Press is about to release an informative handbook for outdoor enthusiasts with dogs. Marketed as “Your Family Guide to Hiking with Dogs”, we were thrilled to have a chance to check it out before it hits the shelves in the next couple of weeks.

by April 25, 2012 0 comments Gear