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.

Coy Boy

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.

Coy Boy

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.

Coy Boy

Hiker Hunger Outfitters Hammock Set

Hiker Hunger Outfitters hammock set Follow along as I review the Hiker Hunger Outfitters Hammock Set which consists of an 11 foot hammock along with the needed carabiners and a set of tree friendly straps.  And all for a very reasonable price of around $40.   I have already slept in the hammock for one night and was very pleased with how comfortable it was.  Of course I added my own insulation and tarp as the set alone doesn’t have everything needed for a night in the wild.  I eventually plan to add a bug net to make it a formidable overnight hammock in the deep southern woods I frequent.  To read more on my initial thoughts please click here.

 

Coy Boy

Hults Bruk Kisa Axe

Hults Bruk Kisa

I will be reviewing the Hults Bruk Kisa Axe over the next few months.  The Kisa is a medium felling axe which makes it light enough for backpacking when an axe is needed.  The axe is hand forged in Sweden by craftsman who take pride in their work.  I am no Paul Bunyan but I do have years of experience using an axe.  I was a tree trimmer for several years and also heated my home with  firewood for 30 years.  So follow along to find out how the I will be reviewing the Hults Bruk Kisa Axe over the next few months.  The Kisa is a medium felling axe which makes it light enough for backpacking when an axe is needed.  works for me.  Click here to read my initial thoughts.

 

Coy Boy