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Gear Reviews

May 16, 2019

Review: Bushka’s Kitchen backpacking meals

Finding good meals for backpacking is not easy, especially if you are a picky eater like me. I tried two meals from Bushka’s Kitchen and found both to taste fantastic.

January 21, 2019

gear review: Tarptent Moment DW tent

The Tarptent Moment DW is a lightweight one-person double-wall tent. This is the pre-2019 version that I purchased at the end of 2016 and have used on over 20 backpacking and camping trips.

July 5, 2017

Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Revelation Quilt

Of all of the gear that I’ve purchased since beginning backpacking several years ago, getting the right sleeping bag has been a bit of a struggle.

March 22, 2017

Review: Survival Hax Camping Cooking Kit

If you are looking for a lightweight and inexpensive cookset for camping or backpacking, the Survival Hax Camping Cooking Kit is worth considering. The full kit weighs less than a pound, and everything nests together for ease in carrying in the included stuff sack.

June 4, 2016

Review: Alps Mountaineering Ultra-Light Air Pad

I tested this sleeping pad on a one-night backpacking trip to Siouxon Creek in May.

December 12, 2015

Review: Salomon Ellipse Aero Shoe

Trail running shoes aren’t just for runners.