Freeze-dried meals – a staple of emergency kits and backpacking. This test, between Campfire Meals and Mountain House, is a blind taste-test of 4 meals over 4 days. We’re testing 3 of the Campfire Meal’s best selling meals side-by-side against their Mountain House equivalents, with a final … Continue reading Freeze Dried Throwdown
The 2,000 CI is the most versatile size of pack for dayhikes, hunting, camping. Everyone needs one, but there can be big tradeoffs. Closet space. Cheap frames. Poor load support. Bad construction. There might be an answer – the Black’s Creek Remedy 7 Answer – … Continue reading Black’s Creek Remedy 7 Answer Backpack
Seven Cycles – known worldwide for their hand-built Boston craftsmanship. These expensive bespoke bikes are considered some of the finest on the road. I’ve just recently passed the 4,000 km point on my custom Seven Cycles Sola SL – it’s time to do a proper review.
4,000 Cubic Inches is transitional size for backpacks – when you need to stay out longer than a weekend trip, but you’re not ready to commit to a full size INCH pack. Perhaps just a weekend trip in winter with bulky gear. Maybe you need to … Continue reading Teton Sports Escape 4300
The smartwatch market is more saturated then ever, but can they stand up outside the world of skinny jeans and plaid shirts? Let’s take a look at the new Pebble Time Steel… in the backcountry.
This time we’re doing a test for a very common scenario. Can you get by with using your daypack for an overnight on the trail? This time the competition will be between 2 bag sizes. The Teton Sports Oasis 1200, and the Teton Sports Summit 2800. Both under … Continue reading Testing ultralight backpacking options
The big bag. The one you’ll take across continents or on multi-week treks across wilderness. The bag that says you’re serious enough about this trip to require a passport and general delivery. The I’m Never Coming Home (INCH) pack. This time – the Black’s Creek Remedy 7 … Continue reading Black’s Creek Remedy 7 Solution