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!
Real survival knives don't look as sexy as the Rambo knives I loved as a kid - but they are far more useful in the backcountry. Here I review the Ontario Knife Company RAT-7 - and compare it to a couple other options including the legendary Esee 6. FULL VIDEO HERE!
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!
In this special "office" edition of Backcountry Pilgrim, I look at my Everyday Carry (EDC) items and review my tactical messenger bag - the 5.11 Rush Delivery Lima. FULL VIDEO HERE!