Hults Bruk Kisa Update

Hults Bruk Kisa axe Been a busy summer and much of that was traveling by plane so wasn’t able to take the Kisa with me.   Imagine that..  However, I did use it around the home place enough to get a good feel for the axe. It has proven to be a very useful tool when an axe was required. I should qualify that because I used it in place of a chainsaw when both would have worked but an axe is just more satisfying to use.  I’ll try to explain that in my update which can be read here.

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Watershed Animas 40L Backpack

Watershed Animas 40L backpack I will be testing the Watershed Animas 40L in as many ways as possible over the next few months. As an avid hiker, cyclist, and kayaker I should find a few different ways to put it through the paces. I hope to establish how it works for each activity and most importantly, will it keep my gear dry.  It is a dry bag after all.  To read my initial thoughts and get a good overview of the Animas please click here.

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Final look at the MSR Pocket Rocket Deluxe stove kit

MSR Pocket Rocket Deluxe stove
Stirring cream-of-wheat

I have thoroughly enjoyed testing the MSR Pocket Rocket Deluxe stove kit.  I guess no stove is perfect but this one comes really close.  If only it would clean up the dishes after cooking…  Seriously though, this stove is a winner!  You can click here to read my thoughts as I conclude my testing of the stove and included cook set.

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Section Hiking the Tuscarora

Section Hiking the Tuscarora

I decided to take advantage of the great May weather to hike a section of the Tuscarora Trail.  I had heard of the Tuscarora Trail but really didn’t know much about it.  It was built in the 1960s as a potential alternate to the AT north of Shenandoah National Park.  It is a 250 mile trail that begins in Shenandoah National Park and reconnects with the AT on Blue Mountain in Pennsylvania.

You can read my full trip HERE