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.
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.
The Pocket Rocket Deluxe stove kit has worked great during my limited testing so far. I’ll outline my use on a recent day hike. Short story, it worked great, long version…click here and scroll down to the updated section
I just recently added the AntiGravityGear Stratum 55 top quilt to my ever growing gear closet. I have been a hammock camper for over 20 years but only recently started using top and bottom quilts. To say I should have given in sooner is an understatement. To read my thoughts on the AntiGravityGear Stratum 55 top quilt please click here.
As an avid lightweight backpacker (my pack but not me personally…) I am always on the lookout for gear that will not weigh me down. A good cook set and stove are very important items that I rely on for not only hot meals, but for coffee and or hot cocoa during meals as well as other times on the trail. The MSR Pocket Rocket Deluxe is an upgrade of the Pocket Rocket 2 which was an upgrade for the original Pocket Rocket. I have used my original Pocket Rocket for many years and it has always been a reliable performer but I am excited too see how the Pocket Rocket Deluxe and Trail Mini Duo cook set perform. For my initial thoughts as well as details on the upgrades to the stove and my use of the whole kit please click here.
I really don’t have a lot to add in my final update but I have enjoyed testing the Abus helmet. The last few weeks have been great riding weather and as a result, I was able to get in 15 rides since my last update. To read the rest of my final update please click here.