Product Review: The Lunatec Omnia Oven

Ever been out backpacking or camping and had an overwhelming desire for food fresh out of an oven? Well I have, and I know I can’t be the only one. It’s always interesting thinking about the stuff we miss most when we leave home for a while. There’s a lot we take advantage of every …

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Review: Haeleum Faran Technical T-Shirt

Growing up in Florida I grew accustomed to two things on any outdoor outing: sweat and mosquitoes. Recently, I found a new ally in combating both: the Haeleum Faran Technical T-shirt. Haeleum Faran Specs The Faran is lightweight (4.2oz/119g), and is made from fast-drying DryTru polyester , which provides exceptional wicking and breathability. The shirt also …

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Product Review: Mosquitno SpotZzz and BandZzz

If there’s anything that’s guaranteed to ruin a good hike, it’s mosquitoes. They just love to swarm all around and bite you every chance they get. My worst experience yet was when I tried to hike the Sabal Palm Trail in the Picayune Strand State Forest near the Everglades. The mosquitoes were so bad I …

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Sylvansport Factory Tour

Sylvansport is a small company out of Brevard, North Carolina, and they manufacture the GO camper. I’m currently nearing the end of a month-long road trip with the GO. For more information on my trip and on the features and specs of the GO, check out my “On Review” article on Singletracks.com. The GO is …

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Review: Gobi Gear’s Hoboroll

Ever get tired of rummaging through your backpack, finding your stuff sack, and then pulling everything out onto the ground, all in an attempt to find one small piece of clothing? Yea, me too. Gobi Gear aims to eliminate all of that needless hassle with the Hoboroll. Gobi Gear, inspired by nomadic Mongolian herders, aims …

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Review: Looprope

The Looprope is a new twist on the old bungee cord. Created by Jeff Dahl in 2009, the Looprope was born of frustration from the age-old problem – “how can I tie down a tarp in a truck bed without the hassle of knots, and feet of tangled rope?” The Looprope is composed of a …

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How To Shower Outdoors

Camping is a very fun activity for people who enjoy spending time outdoors. You get to borrow an affordable piece of land where you can sleep outdoors, have a campfire, hang out with friends or family, and just relax. The only aspect of camping that I don’t particularly get excited about is the obvious lack …

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REI Limits Returns to One Year from Date of Purchase

Starting yesterday, REI began limiting returns to 1 year from the date of purchase which is a significant departure from its previous unlimited, little-to-no-questions-asked returns policy. According to the company, its own employees were a big part of the problem, overstating the extent of the policy and encouraging customers to take advantage of its 100% …

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Sawyer filter systems review

Spring in Grand Junction is a great time for hiking and early season backpacking trips.  As we headed out for a hike today on the Kannah Creek trail, Adelle and I took along the Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System to test in a creek along the way.  The system won the Editors’ Choice award in …

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