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How to set up a hammock: Rallt Double Camping Hammock Review

How to set up a hammock: Rallt Double Camping Hammock Review

Hammocks are dangerous if you sit in them wrong. But face the right direction and you can sleep in them all night. I set up the Rallt double hammock recently to start my testing. First time setting up a gathered-end style hammock. I’ve hooked up spreader-bar hammocks before. Easy. Hook the ring onto the hook. […]

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Vancouver Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show

Vancouver Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show

Gear, tours, bikes, tourism, tents, so many tents. March 4 and 5 outdoor enthusiasts braved the crazy weather and made the trip to the Vancouver Convention Centre for the Vancouver Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show. Vendors as far as you can see made up of tour operators, gear makers and sellers, demonstration bikers and bike shops […]

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Cotopaxi Luzon Del Dia Backpack Review

Cotopaxi Luzon Del Dia Backpack Review

Most companies are in business to make money. They get to continue what they do if they make money to fund it. What happens with those profits though differs for each company. Some make money purely for the owners. Others, like Cotopaxi, are driven by a mission to use that money for a good cause. […]

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L.L. Bean Ultralight 850 Down Hooded Sweater Review

L.L. Bean Ultralight 850 Down Hooded Sweater Review

A lightweight down jacket should be in everyone’s gear closet. The combination of minimal weight with maximum warmth is hard to beat with any kind of synthetic. Down’s issues with moisture keep a lot of people from getting one. A new down treatment from Down Decor might change all that. This review is my results […]

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Win Family Tickets to the Vancouver Adventure Travel Show

The Vancouver Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show is coming up. March 4 and 5th more than 250 outdoor gear and adventure travel vendors cram into the Vancouver Convention Centre with brand new products to try, great deals on gear and big bike, SUP and kayak demos. “B.C.’s largest showcase of outdoor gear & adventure travel […]

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Small but Strong: The Lever Gear Toolcard Review

Small but Strong: The Lever Gear Toolcard Review

Lighter and lighter is the game these days. How light can we go and still pack more and more stuff into each thing. Tools like the Leatherman are popular with outdoorsy types because they can do so much. You can do 20 things with one tool. And why stop at 20 things in a multi-tool […]

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Getting Help in the Backcountry: Satellite Communication (Part 1)

With all the technology out there these days, it’s almost impossible to go somewhere you don’t have some sort of connection to the outside world. That connection is nice when you need help. If you’re by yourself or out of cell range and something happens you can get help. But what’s the best way to […]

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Review: Paleo Meals To Go

Review: Paleo Meals To Go

I tell friends and family that I eat mostly dehydrated meals on multi-day hikes and they look at me like I’m from another planet. “You actually eat that stuff?” Yup. And it’s not that bad. Modern dehydrated food is pretty good compared to what most people are thinking of. But there are a few problems […]

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SunJack 14W Solar Panel and 8000mAh Battery

SunJack 14W Solar Panel and 8000mAh Battery

What happens when the batteries in your gadgets die right in the middle of an adventure? You’ll probably just toss it in your backpack and be carrying around dead weight. You might be annoyed that you can’t Instagram your adventure to make your friends jealous. You might be freaking out because your GPS or phone […]

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15 Ways to Extend your GPS Battery Life

15 Ways to Extend your GPS Battery Life

GPS can be a blessing when you’re out adventuring but they have an achilles heel that can get you into serious trouble. GPS use batteries. Electricity makes our modern life amazing but it can be a serious liability in the backcountry. Batteries don’t last forever. If you are using your GPS a lot and have […]

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