Author Archive for Mark

Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed

The Backcountry Bed by Sierra Designs is not like any other sleeping bag I have seen.  I was interested in how well it would work in a hammock when I first saw it.  Sierra Designs provided a pre-production 3-season size…

Take Cover Underneath the Warbonnet Superfly

I purchased the Warbonnet Superfly tarp in olive brown to provide cover for me while sleeping in the Blackbird XLC hammock. Warbonnet makes four hammock tarps in various shapes and sizes with the Superfly being largest. The Superfly has fully…

ENO Ignitor Topquilt – Warmth From Above

In addition to the Vulcan underquilt, Eagle’s Nest Outfitters sent an Ignitor topquilt for review and to help out with the hammock series of articles. As with the Vulcan, I had to promise to return the Ignitor once the testing…

Alps Mountaineering Shasta 3600 Backpack

I recently was able to test the Alps Mountaineering Shasta 3600 backpack. This company was started by Dennis Brune in 1993. Located in rural east central Missouri, Alps Mountaineering has a great story that you can check out on their…

ENO Vulcan Underquilt – Warmth From Below

Eagle’s Nest Outfitters is a well-known maker of hammocks and hammock accessories.  Their products include the Vulcan underquilt and the Ignitor topquilt. ENO kindly supplied me with a Vulcan underquilt and Ignitor topquilt, both of which I had to return…