Author Archive for Mark

Platypus GravityWorks 4 Liter System

The Platypus GravityWorks 4 Liter System is a great way to keep a bigger group supplied with water. Clean, safe water to drink is one of those things we must always have.  Backpacking made me appreciate modern comforts of living…

Arctic Zone 30 Can Self Inflating Air Cooler

The Arctic Zone 30 Can Self Inflating Air Cooler really surprised me.  I wasn’t sure how well this cooler would perform but I’m really impressed after a little real-world testing.  This cooler held ice longer than I expected even in…

Sierra Designs Clearwing 2 Tent

The Sierra Designs Clearwing 2 is new this year and it also comes in a 3-person size.  Here’s the short version of this review.  The tent sets up super easy.  Two people fit inside easily.  The tent stood up to…

SPOT X – Keep in Touch, Stay Safe

Friends and family worry about us and maybe they should just a little.  If something goes wrong during a trip, how will we get help?  Even if nothing goes wrong, our husbands, wives, and friends like to know that we…

Holiday Savings on SPOT GPS Devices

Getting away from it all and relaxing in the outdoors is a great way to recharge the batteries and it is good for your health.  Some of us have family that worry while we’re out and they probably have good…