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Initial thoughts on the Helle Bleja Knife

Initial thoughts on the Helle Bleja Knife

Helle Bleja Knife

Knives are tools.  They can be used to cut open packaging, sharpen a firestick or cut steak at dinner. Helle is a Norwegian knife company that creates amazing knives, and I am fortunate enough to be reviewing their Bleja knife.  It is one of two folding knives that they make. Click HERE to read the rest of my initial thoughts on this sweet knife.

Initial Thoughts on the SAXX Blacksheep Boxer Briefs

Initial Thoughts on the SAXX Blacksheep Boxer Briefs

SAXX Blacksheep Boxer Briefs – Photo courtesy of SAXX

I reviewed the SAXX Quest 2.0 a while back and really liked them. So we approached SAXX to see if we could review their a pair of underwear from their BlackSheep Merino Wool line up.  I was the lucky writer that was selected.  I am looking forward to this review – click HERE for my initial thoughts on the SAXX Blacksheep Boxer Briefs.

Update Epson ProSense 57 GPS Watch

Update Epson ProSense 57 GPS Watch

Woodlands Conservancy hike with Mia

I have used the Epson ProSense 57 watch for over 400 miles worth of adventuring and it has performed well.  It is easy to operate and does a nice job of tracking my hiking and running activities.  Durability seems solid.  The only nit pick is the battery life.  Click HERE to read my full update.

Final Update gosh! Dripo Cold Brew Coffee System

Dripo Cold Brew Coffee

gosh! Dripo Cold Brew Coffee System

I have used the Dripo Cold Brew Coffee System over the past couple months to make my morning coffee and my husband has taken the Dripo system backpacking and car camping.  The system took a little bit to learn, but once I figured it out, I had great cold brew coffee.  Click HERE to read my review.

Update Kelty Cosmic 20 Sleeping Bag

Cosmic 20 Sleep

Kelty Cosmic 20 Sleeping Bag

I was able to take the Kelty Cosmic 20 on a multi night backpacking trip on the Black Mountain Crest Trail. Varying temps on each nigh allowed me to test out the temperature ratings above and below the Cosmic 20’s range.

Click here to read my full update on the bag.

Kaleb R.

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.