The "Big 3" are big/heavy/expensive items in a backpacker's kit - namely, the backpack, shelter, and sleep system. In this - the second of my "My Gear" series - I will go over shelter considerations and give short reviews of my main tents: the deluxe Mountain Hardware Light Wedge 3 and the budget-friendly 3F UL … Continue reading My “Big 3” (Part 2): Shelter
NEW SERIES! For the first three parts of my new MY GEAR series, I am looking at the "Big 3" - namely, the backpack, shelter, and sleep system. I go over backpack feature considerations and offer short reviews of my backpacks. FULL VIDEO HERE!
I just wanted to say that Esee's No-Questions-Asked-Warranty is LEGIT! I broke my Izula II doing something stupid when I made my review video, mailed it in on the 3rd, and got a replacement on the 8th. Quality customer service still exists! If you're looking for a good strap/neck knife, this little baby is amazing: … Continue reading Esee’s Warranty is Legit!
A knife is one of the most useful tools in the backcountry, but they can be heavy and awkward to carry if you don't have the right one. Here I review my backpacking knife of choice - the Esee Izula II. FULL VIDEO HERE!
Can you have too many backpacks? Is there any justification for owning multiple packs of the same type? You bet! FULL VIDEO HERE!
I like keeping a day pack ready to go at a moment's notice. It's easy enough to store my basics (gear minus food, water, and tech) in a small backpack and simply unload anything I don't need at the trailhead. Here I briefly go over my day hike loadout. FULL VIDEO HERE!
The Geigerrig RIG 700M is one of several small packs that come with the Geigerrig Hydration Engine - a pressurized bladder that does not rely on suction to deliver water and can even be used as a mini-shower!CLICK HERE FOR FULL VIDEO!
In my last video I showed you my one-day hike to the top of Half Dome Yosemite and back. Here I will show you the safety gear I used and discuss alternatives that might make for a better climb for you. FULL VIDEO HERE!
The Osprey Talon 22 has been widely hailed as one of the best day packs out there. I picked one up about a year ago and share my thoughts in this review. FULL VIDEO HERE!
Mountainsmith invented the hiking fanny....er....lumbar pack, and now they have released a brand new version of the popular "Tour" lumbar pack for 2020! The specs look great, but is it worthy of the anvil? We'll see! FULL VIDEO HERE!