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Moxie Gear Gaiter Combo – Final Update

Moxie Gear Gaiter Combo

Moxie Gear Gaiter Combo

Over the past several months, I have put the Moxie Gear gaiter combo to the test hiking, backpacking and running throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, and they have performed well.  The ankle gaiter keeps trail debris out of my footwear, and the Shin gaiter has protected my shins from thorns, insects, and various overgrown trail vegetation.  I recommend giving this company and gear combo a look for all of your lower leg protection needs.  Read on for my full thoughts on this combo.

Rhone Mako Short – Initial thoughts

Rhone Mako Short

Rhone Mako Short – photo from the Rhone website

I honestly don’t think much about the fashion sense of the gear that I use to run, hike or hit the gym in.  I grab what has functioned in the past and use that.  Rhone is a company that wants to change that. They advertise that they make “men’s premium activewear engineered with principle, performance and progress for the modern man.”  I will be reviewing the Rhone Mako Short over the next several months to see if they truly bridge the gap between performance and fashion. Read on for my initial thoughts.

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.

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.

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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Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight/Watertight Series .7 Medical Kit

This Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight/Watertight Series .7 Medical Kit was received for review purposes from Adventure Medical Kits.  They can be purchased on their WEBSITE as well as various outdoor sporting goods retailers.  To read my initial impressions on the kit use this LINK

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