Freeze Dried Throwdown

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 round of the best sounding from every vendor available in our area.

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Black’s Creek Remedy 7 Answer Backpack

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 – a backpack that zips right onto the well-made Grip frame, but folds so small you can pack it in your base camp pack.

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Teton Sports Escape 4300

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 get far enough into the backcountry to get some alone time.

Can you escape the crowds with the Teton Sports Escape 4300? Let’s find out!

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Black’s Creek Remedy 7 Solution

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 Solution. Is it the solution for you?

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