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Rab Momentum Jacket in eVent

From Gore-Tex to eVent I’ve been wanting to upgrade my hiking shell and rain jacket from Gore-Tex Paclite to eVent fabric for some time, but I’ve had a difficult time finding a minimalist jacket from any of the US-based outdoor clothing manufacturers. Last month, I finally found the perfect coat, …

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REI TI Ware Non-Stick Pot

REI Titanium Pot.

The REI 1.3 L titanium pot has a non stick coating for easy cleanup. For years, all I did was boil water for freezer bag meals on the trail and I didn’t need a non-stick coating. But these days, I want the option of eating richer meals in winter and …

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REI Mistral Soft Shell Hiking Pants

It’s autumn in New England and day time temperatures are finally dropping down into the mid-40’s F, which I consider ideal hiking and backpacking weather. With the change of seasons, comes a change of hiking pants, and I’ve retired (i.e. destroyed) this year’s pair of Railrider Eco-mesh hiking pants and …

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Orikaso Fold Flat Camping Bowl

Folding Bowl

There was a time when I would never have considered bringing a bowl on a backpacking trip. But now that I’ve tried the Orikaso Big Bowl, I’m going to start bringing this on my longer trips. Eating freezer bag meals and drinking recovery drinks out of a quart-sized ziploc bags …

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