News / Comfort

Milwaukee M18 Power Bank

Portable power becomes more and more important in the outdoors as we love to bring our gadgets with us. Some times we might need purpose built but sometimes we can improvise or find solutions that where not designed for the outdoors. This week we have a special guest post from our friend Gregory Parker about the Milwaukee M18 Power Bank:

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Gerber Compleat

One of my favorite new trail gadgets is the Gerber Compleat, which is a very important tool for me since I like to eat.

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TinyFest

This last weekend while scrolling through the local events and social media I saw TinyFest California was down at the Del Mar Fair Grounds...

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Wet Weather Hiking

Wet Winter Hiking, don’t do it. The fact is that when it rains many of our popular trails pay the price when we hike them, muddy trails mean deep ruts from hiking through puddles or wearing down and unnaturally.

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Planetary Designs Airscape Lite

Back in June I ran into the gang at Planetary Designs at the Adventure Van Expo in Big Bear California. These guys have a bunch of cool stuff for the coffee and tea enthusiast and I picked up a couple things to test out at camp.

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Gear Aid SPARK

The SPARK rechargeable LED lantern for Gear Aid is a great little option when trying to light up an area.

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Etowah Outfitters Mesh Under Tarp Shelter

I have been playing around with my Etowah Gear Mesh Under Tarp Shelter and have really liked what I’m seeing. I usually cowboy camp but when it comes to bugs especially from a particularly wet year I do enjoy a reprieve from being eaten alive.
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Solo Stove Lite

How I ended up with the Solo Stove Lite is kind of a backwards trip than how I usually buy gear. When getting new stuff, I tend to start small and build up, but I was so impressed by their larger fire pit which I have blogged about already I really wanted to play around with more of the brand. I figured since I already went big might as well go small and see how the Solo Stove Lite worked out.

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First Lite Traverse Hunting Gaiters

Over the past few years light weight trail gaiters have also become popular among hikers for keeping out those pesky pebbles and foxtails.

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SoCal's Secret Camping Season

Southern California has a secret camping season a lot of us locals love to take advantage of. While the rest of the country is putting away their camping gear we are keeping it out for another few months.

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