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Final Update – GSI Pinnacle Soloist Stove

GSI Pinnacle Soloist

Cooking Chicken and Rice at Buccaneer State Park

I have continued to use the GSI Pinnacle Soloist Complete system for all of my cooking needs since my last update and it has performed well while cooking one pot meals and remains durable with the exception of a little accident with my daughter.  Read on for my final thoughts.

Final Update High Sierra Tokopah 6.0

high sierra tokopa 6.0 The High Sierra Tokopah has been a faithful companion on all my bike rides save my recumbent which has a seat that wouldn’t allow me to wear the hydration pack.  So, I only rode the recumbent twice all summer. But that’s neither here nor there as far as how the test went.  To read the report including my final thoughts please click here.

Coy Boy

Bio Shield Spray

Review by Arnie P

Bio Shield spray

Bio Shield spray

Bio Shield provided the insect spray for review purposes.

Bio Shield spray

It’s time to share my experiences using the Bio Shield spray. We have had a lot of rain and many days in the 90’s. This was the perfect combination of heat and rain for the production of mosquitoes and other insects. I was on 5 weekly 2-hour group hikes in the Harold Parker State Forest. I also visited Silver Lake several times. The boundaries of my backyard are a popular gathering place for mosquitoes. to read more please click here.

Final Update – Rhone Mako shorts

Rhone Alaska

Evaluating the next valley

Running, hiking, backpacking, these shorts have done it all. 220 miles of use plus significant gym time and the Rhone Mako shorts continue to look great. Click HERE for my final thoughts on these amazing shorts from Rhone.

Final Update – Columbia Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs

Tested tough is Columbia’s slogan, I can say after 240 miles of running, hiking and backpacking that the new Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs are tough.  They show no wear, and remain super comfortable.  The only nitpick is that they get funky when wearing them for multiple days. Read on for my final update.

Hultafors Serrated Outdoors Knife Final Thoughts…

Final thoughts on the SOK

Since the last review I have carried the SOK numerous days in my left side Carhartt pants pocket and shoved in my backpack or dry bag when hiking or canoeing respectively. See full review HERE