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Esbit Pocket Stove

But what I think is even cooler bang for your buck wise is the Esbit Pocket Stove. They are around twelve dollars come with six solid fuel tabs.

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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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National Adventure School, Land Nav Class

Had a great opportunity to get out on a Wednesday night and knock out a little training. National Adventure School (NAS) was putting on an Introduction to Land Navigation (Land Nav) at Gunfighter Tactical right off Miramar road in San Diego.
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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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Pamo Valley

About ten minutes north of our store is an amazing place to day hike, Pamo Valley in Ramona California. The valley has been a favorite of mine for years...

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“No Fear Foraging, A Field Guide to the Most Common Edible and Medicinal Plants of the USA”

A couple months ago I had the opportunity to take a wild edibles/ medicinal plants class from Jeromie Jackson of South West Outdoor Travelers (SWOT) in Lake Side California. It was an awesome class and I really enjoyed the opportunity to walk along the river and learn about the abundance of resources available to us.

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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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Adventure Van Expo at Big Bear

Last Sunday was a great last minute birthday adventure to Big Bear California for the Adventure Van Expo.

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First Lite Chama/Kiln Hoodies

And while I stood there in shorts and flip flops (I forgot my boots) I was really glad I had remembered my Chama hoodie from First Lite.

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Danner South Rim Boots

I have packed a lot of miles under these boots, I climbed Mt Whitney in them, hiked the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and just completed a marathon with a forty pound pack as well as countless day trips and overnight trips in between.

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