High Sierra Pathway 70L Pack – Initial Thoughts

High Sierra Pathway 70L

High Sierra Pathway 70L – photo courtesy of High Sierra

One of the most essential pieces of any backpacking kit is the actual backpack that I am using.  This is a make or break piece of equipment. I was fortunate enough to be selected to review High Sierra’s new Pathway 70L pack over the next several months. I plan on using it backpacking in the Southeastern United States including trails in Mississippi and Alabama as the seasons change from spring into summer.  Read on for my initial thoughts on the Pathway 70L backpack.

Black Diamond Iota LED Headlamp

The Iota packs a punch in a small package with a maximum light output of 150 lumens and a minimum of 4 lumens. The manufacturer indicates on the packaging that this is “a tiny rechargeable light for morning runs or post-work scrambles”.

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By Jenn K.

Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro

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Charlie -walking across the frozen snow.

Maine in the winter is cold, snowy and long.  Sometimes getting outdoors isn’t very easy to do.  I enjoy snowshoeing, and don’t mind the snow.  I’m not crazy about bitter cold and ice though.  Hillsound may have provided some relief from the ice – now if they could do something about the cold.   The Trail Crampon Pro’s offer some very aggressive ice crampons that make being outdoors less slippery and much more enjoyable.  Follow along for my initial thoughts, and then check back next month for a follow up.  Click Here to read on.

GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Soloist Complete

GSI Pinnacle Soloist Kit

Cooking on the Pinhoti

Integrated cooking systems intrigue me, I like organization and everything having its own spot.  Ever since the first Jetboil came out I have been hooked.  Sure, I could piece together parts for an ultra-light system or otherwise come up with my own solution, but there is elegance in an engineered system.  GSI Outdoors has been putting together integrated cooking systems for a while now, and I am fortunate enough to have the Pinnacle Soloist Complete system to play with over the next few months.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Hultafors Serrated Outdoors Knife

The knife I received to review is the Serrated Outdoor Knife (SOK) which has a MSRP of $23.  Street price seems to be a couple dollars cheaper than that but regardless, even at MSRP, it’s a reasonably priced knife for outdoor use. Full Review

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Final Update: Thunderbolt Original Jeans

Thunderbolt Jeans I kept putting off my final update thinking I might somehow tear or damage the Thunderbolt jeans.  Boy, what a waste of time.   So without and fanfare I present my final thoughts on what has turned out to be just an outstanding article of clothing.  But to read the details you much click here.

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