Gear Reviews

Best Family Camping Tents

Eureka Copper Canyon 6 Person Camping Tent

What is the best family camping tent? What are the must-have attributes of a family camping tent are? How many people should a family camping tent hold? What’s a reasonable price for a quality family camping tent? Best Family Camping Tents Most of our readers equate …

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Toaks Titanium Wood Stove Review

Toaks Titanium Wood Stove

The Toaks Titanium Wood Stove is a can-style wood gas stove that weighs 7.9 ounces and can be used to burn wood on camping and backpacking trips. It’s an inverted double-wall gasifier stove that burns wood and smoke more efficiently than a single walled …

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Hilleberg Akto Tent Review

Hilleberg Atko in Scotland

The Hilleberg Akto is one of the lightest weight, single person, 4 season tents ever made. First introduced in 1995, Akto was the gold standard by which lightweight ( 3 pounds 8 ounces) expedition class solo tents were judged for more than …

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Talus ColdAvenger Pro Face Mask

I’m always on the lookout for new gear to prevent my goggles or glasses from fogging up when I’m hiking above treeline in winter.  I believe that poor venting of moist exhalations is the main culprit behind lens fogging, and if your …

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Rocky Gore-tex Socks

I’m pretty close to nailing down my footware system for crossing Scotland next May during the TGO Challenge. Hiking conditions in Scotland are notorious for being wet and boggy and leather boots are not going to fly for a 14 day cross-country …

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