Category Archives: Gear Review

Lawson Outdoor Equipment LLC Black Glowire Review

There are several things I really like about the hammock camping community. First, everyone is very helpful and friendly. Second, the atmosphere on http://www.hammockforums.net is very kind and family friendly – they won’t beat you down if you ask a … Continue reading

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My $6 DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Warbonnet Superfly Tarp (over the ridgeline) pole modification

After seeing the pole mods on the Superfly, I decided I wanted one. I decided on the pole modification that went over the ridgeline and did not require any sewing. There are several companies that produce these, but I didn’t … Continue reading

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YAY! New Purchase for warm weather!

One of the goals I have set for 2015 is to sleep outside in my hammock at least once every month. When I initially purchased my gear, I prepared for the worst weather that I thought I would encounter. That’s … Continue reading

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My new favorite “Free” Stove

I have several stoves that I use and enjoy, but most of my backpacking “cooking” is boiling water for coffee or dehydrated meals. My canister stove is great for trips with several people where we are able to share the stove. … Continue reading

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My Sawyer Squeeze Holder/fill scoop

I LOVE my Sawyer Squeeze filter but I have two issues. First, I’m afraid I’m going to leave a part somewhere and second, the bag is a pain to fill. I actually saw something similiar to this SOMEWHERE but now … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Testing

My wife and friends think I’m crazy. I purchased camping gear including a top quilt and underquilt rated for 20 degrees Fahrenheit last year from http://www.hammockgear.com. Since I paid hard earned money for the gear, I like to ensure that … Continue reading

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My new cold weather hammock

As you probably know, I have a Warbonnet BlackBird hammock and I love it.  I have used it on multiple trips and it has served me well with many nights of great sleep.  I have been looking to lighten my … Continue reading

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Aluminum lighter than Titanium – i.e. Imusa Aluminum Mug vs Snow Peak 700 Trek in Titanium?

In my seemingly never-ending quest to lighten my pack I continually look for ways to cut weight.  Excluding food and water I’m down in the low 20’s for MY winter hiking/backpacking – which is a vast improvement, but I’m aiming for sub 15 … Continue reading

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Cook kit review

DISCLAIMER: I purchased these products and was not given any compensation by any of the companies. I am conducting this review solely to pass the information to others that may be interested. I recently overhauled and replaced nearly everything in … Continue reading

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Warbonnet Blackbird 1.1 Single Layer Review

DISCLAIMER: I purchased this product and was not given any compensation by Warbonnet Outdoors. I am conducting this review solely to pass the information to others that may be interested. As promised in a previous post, I am slowly reviewing … Continue reading

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