Tag Archives: Camping

GSI Outdoors Javamill

Review by Arnie P

GSI Outdoors Javamill

GSI Outdoors Javamill

GSI Outdoors provided the Javamill for review purposes.

GSI Outdoors Javamill

I have been using the GSI Outdoors Javamill for over a month with good results. I have been using it at least once in the morning and sometimes during the day. I only went to a coffee shop once this month.

The adjusting took several days since I was only making one cup a day most of the time. My criteria is the amount of coffee sediment at the bottom of my empty cup of coffee. My setting is coarser than the pre-ground I buy. I do that because the filter on a French mill is not as fine as a paper filter.  To read more please click here.

Hiking in Harold Parker State Forest

Article By Arnie P

Quarry site in Harold Parker Forest

Quarry site in Harold Parker Forest

Hiking in Harold Parker State Forest

Harold Parker consists of 3,300 acres with more than 35 miles of logging roads and hiking trails. The forest is almost all hardwood, hemlock, and pine. Ten ponds are available for the water enthusiast, using non-motorized boats.  To read more please click here. 

 

Juniper Springs Campground

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Juniper Springs Campground

Article by Arnie P

Juniper Springs campground is part of Ocala National Forest. This forest is in the state of Florida in the northern central part. The campground is located on route 40 which runs in an east west direction and is very straight. This campground was constructed in about 1935 and was updated a few years ago. The work was done by the civilian conservation corp more commonly known as the CCC. I believe the current facilities were reconstructed around 2010. They provide the same functions but, with improved materials. The functional differences are that the lights are only in the high ceilings and there are no electrical outlets. The showers are now equipped with water saving devices that when pushed turn on for a short time. The new facilities are very clean, allowing maximum use of the sun and provide shelter in case of a tornado or severe storm. I am a tent camper, but if I were in a camper I would feel safer in a shelter. We have all seen pictures of the aftermath of tornadoes and storms, they are scary.  To read more click here.

Can your knife cut it? Maybe this one can

Can your knife cut it? Maybe this one can.

Gerber Freescape Camp Kitchen Knife

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Freescape Camp Kitchen knife

The Freescape Camp Kitchen knife was provided by Gerber for review purposes.

The product I will be testing is the Gerber Camp Kitchen Knife. As the name implies I intend to do a lot of the testing in my kitchen. I have increased my use of vegetables in my diet as part of a weight loss program.  To read more.

Osprey Hornet 32 Update

The ultra-lightweight pack has followed me on long day hikes in warm weather and a cool overnight trip along the Chattooga River in South Carolina.  Check my latest update on my thoughts and experiences with the Osprey Hornet 32 pack.  Click here to see more.

-Kaleb R.

Osprey Hornet 32 Pack

Osprey Hornet 32 The Hornet Series is Osprey’s most recent attempt to create a “superlight” pack for the adventurer trying to keep weight down and versatility high.  Click here to see my review of the Osprey Hornet 32.

-Kaleb R.