Tag Archive for backpacking

Darn Tough Vermont – Darn Tough is Darn Right

Darn Tough Vermont is a well-known maker of top quality socks.  Time and again, I’ve watched YouTube videos from thru-hikers that are using Darn Tough socks.  For me, this speaks volumes.  Thru-hikers on the AT, PCT, and CDT will spend…

Thermarest Corus HD Has Warmth Not Weight

The Thermarest Corus HD quilt is new for 2016 and Thermarest says it is their most technical down quilt.  I am a big fan of quilts, although I do enjoy burrowing up into a warm sleeping bag.  Camping or backpacking…

UCO Leschi Lantern + Flashlight

The UCO Leschi Lantern + Flashlight combines a camp lantern and flashlight into one small package.  I ran the Leschi through its paces and I think it is a pretty handy light.  Using the Leschi in either mode, it provides good…

Deuter AirContact 55+10 Backpack

The Deuter AirContact 55+10 backpack is all about comfort and simplicity.  I’ve wanted to test a Deuter  pack for quite a while now, and after carrying this pack for more than a few miles, I can say there’s a lot…

Barebones Trailblazer Flashlight

In my search for a new flashlight to light up the outdoors, I stumbled across the Barebones Trailblazer Flashlight. Reading that the Trailblazer was able to put out loads of light and was rechargeable, this flashlight instantly sparked my interest. Then I saw that…