Author Archives: Chris Dudley

Olight H1R Nova Headlamp Initial Impressions

Olight H1R Nova Headlamp Initial Impressions

Olight has provided this reviewer with one Olight H1R Nova headlamp for review purposes.  Additional information can be obtained directly from Olight at their WEBSITE.  My first experience with Olight’s products stemmed from getting involved with the hammock camping community here in the NorthEast.  A number of fellow hammock enthusiasts sported these headlamps which reminded me of the military MX991 right angle flashlights I remember using as a kid.  Except these Olight headlamps were TINY and super bright!!  Purchasing one has been on my list for some time and when given the opportunity to review one I jumped at the chance. Read full review HERE


GSI Outdoors Santoku Knife Set

First Impressions of the GSI Outdoors Santoku Knife Set

The GSI Outdoors Santoku Knife Set was provided to this reviewer for a full review.  GSI Outdoors has recently come out with this handy set of kitchen knives for home or camp.  Read my first impressions HERE

GSI Outdoors Microlite Bottle Update!

6/3/18 Update

GSI Outdoors Microlite 720Flip & 500Twist Bottles

I now have been using the GSI Outdoors Microlite water bottles for a month or so.  My preference is the 750ml version as it is larger and just gives me more volume before having to refill during the day.  I also prefer it because it has the flip lid and is easy to access one handed.  The 500ml has the twist lid which is not convenient, but likely much more water tight.  I think I will order the flip lid for the 500ml soon to give me that versatility. See Update HERE

GSI Outdoors Microlite 720 Flip & 500 Twist Bottles

I have long been impressed with the plethora of handy products that GSI has come out with for the outdoor enthusiast, backpacker, hiker, and general fitness minded folk.  Their catalog WEBSITE ranges from cast aluminum dutch ovens (of which we own two), to backpacking stoves designed for four season use, to camp furniture and coffee brewing apparatus.  They really have it all.  I have now been provided two of their new vacuum insulated Microlite water bottles.  Full Review

GSI Outdoors Microlite 720 Flip & 500 Twist Bottles

Intro to Hammock Camping

First thing, I’ll give a little personal history in our dive into hammock camping.  2-3 years ago I borrowed a Hennessy Hammock from a friend to try out in our back yard.  It was a relatively sleepless night as being one who has spent their whole life sleeping in a tent on the {shudder} ground, I kept thinking I was going to wake up to a deer, moose, or bear staring at me through my bug net!

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Dehydrated Shepard’s Pie DIY

I had made some shepard’s pie for dinner one evening so decided to try dehydrating it… LINK