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Alpine Aire Snacks, Dips, and Smoothies – Initial Review

Various snacks, smoothie, and dips.

Few things can change how a trip in the backcountry is remembered more than food. Insufficient quantity or poor quality can dull the thrill of bagging a summit or ruin the satisfaction of a hard earned day on the trail.

Over the next month, I will be testing out some backcountry food products from Alpine Aire.

Click here to see my initial review on a variety of snacks, dips, and smoothie from Alpine Aire.

Kaleb R

Happy Feet

Blue/Grey Hiker socks

I love hiking, and am not always super picky about gear  – I love trying new items, and seeing how they work out.  One thing I am picky about is making sure my feet are happy.  That means comfortable socks and footwear.   Injinji has some new socks coming out, and I was fortunate enough to receive 2 pair.  A pair of lightweight Liner socks, and a heavier pair of Hiker socks.  These won’t be available until fall, but we have a sneak peak!  Click HERE to read my initial thoughts and plans.

Outside-Inside Freestyle Dome Cornhole and Ladderball

Spring is finally here and daylight savings time means more time outside. The Outside-Inside Freestyle Dome Ladderball and Cornhole game is a lightweight, and packable game that combines two classic outdoor games: Cornhole and Ladderball.

The game is designed to be portable and lightweight so that you can take it along on all kinds of trips and activities.

Read more here.

Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight/Watertight Series .7 Medical Kit

Update after one month of carrying this medical kit with me most everywhere! LINK

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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Owner Review: REI Revelcloud Jacket

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REI Revelcloud Jacket

I have held out on purchasing any kind of down or insulated jacket. To be honest, I can be pretty rough on my clothing (ask my wife) and an expensive down jacket with hair-thin walls doesn’t exactly bring durability or longevity to mind. Also, South Carolina weather doesn’t really scream puffy-down-jacket either. However, in anticipation of some upcoming winter backpacking trips, I did my research and landed on what I think was the perfect choice considering all of my misgivings. Click here to read my owner review of the REI Revelcloud Jacket.