Author Archive for Mark

LEKI Spring 2019 Trekking Poles

I’m a big fan of trekking poles and I never go backpacking without mine.  People wouldn’t describe me as having good balance, and heavy backpacks don’t help.  Trekking poles help when crossing creeks, when walking on slick or steep terrain,…

Princeton Tec Axis Rechargeable Headlamp

The Princeton Tec Axis Rechargeable headlamp arrived for testing a few months ago.  This headlamp is light and comfortable, but I needed a little while to warm up to the controls.  After some testing, I’ve seen the light and really…

Diamond Brand Gear Belay Bag

Diamond Brand Gear has been making their gear in the Carolina mountains since 1881.  Wow.  These guys make packs, tents, and more for the Boy Scouts and the military, so you know that they know how to make quality products. …