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Final Update: Princeton Tec Axis Headlamp

Princeton Tec Axis

At the finish of the Great Mississippi River Levee Run with my wife and daughter

I have used the Princeton Tec Axis headlamp ultra-running on the Mississippi River Levee, car camping and hiking and it has performed superbly.  The headlamp has proved to be durable and the axis lighting knob is a great feature that allowed me to customize how much light I needed for my activities.  Click HERE to read my full thoughts.

The KEYHOLE Hands-Free Carry System for Cameras and Binoculars by Backcountry Solutions

The KEYHOLE Hands-Free Carry System for Cameras and Binoculars by Backcountry Solutions

I was not familiar with Backcountry products before reviewing the KEYHOLE Hands-Free Carry System for Cameras and Binoculars by Backcountry Solutions. When I first read about the hands-free system for carrying binoculars, my first thought was “Yes, please!” I am a hiker and a birder. When I walk through the woods, I usually carry field glasses with me. I hate the feeling of having a binocular strap handing around my neck. It feels like I am being pulled forward and down. In fact, I usually carry my binoculars with the strap slung over my shoulder. That is not a secure method of transport, I know. I was excited to give the The KEYHOLE Hands-Free Carry System for Cameras and Binoculars by Backcountry Solutions a try.

The KEYHOLE Hands-Free Carry System for Cameras and Binoculars by Backcountry Solutions is basically a harness you wear over your shoulders. The keyhole system is where the binoculars (or camera) are attached to the harness. A bracket screws onto your binoculars at the tripod mount. One end of the bracket slips through the keyhole to secure the binoculars. The harness has two buckles in the front, which is how you take the system off and put it on.

Read the initial review here.

Update on the Gregory Paragon Review

Gregory Paragon Review

Backpacking in the Kisatchie National Forest

The Gregory Paragon backpack has been put to the test over the past couple months backpacking in Mississippi and Louisiana. It has seen rain, sunshine and humidity and even some cold days and has performed well.  Click HERE for my full update.

See Ya’ Later, Alligator

Here comes winter, and here comes my winter alligator skin.  Well, maybe not this year.  I just received a sample of trilipiderm Broad Spectrum SPF 30  with Vitamin D creme.  Its an all body moisture retention creme.  Made in the United States, with all natural, or derived from natural sources.   Check out what I’ve learned about it so far HERE.

 

Tough as an Armadillo?

HillSound Now that winter is on the way, how are you going to stay warm and dry?  I’m going to start with Hillsound Armadillo LT Gaiters. Nothing’s worse than cold, wet feet. Let’s see if these help prevent that problem.  Read about them HERE

Field Trip Jerky

Field Trip Jerky Looking for a jerky to enjoy on the trail with no preservatives, nitrites, corn syrup or added MSG? How about one that is even gluten free, low fat, and low carb? Try Field Trip Jerky!

Take a look at Field Trip Jerky.

By Kat