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Coleman LED Rugged Rechargeable Lantern

Coleman LED Rugged Rechargeable Lantern

If you have done much camping at all, you know the importance of a good, reliable source of light. There are quite a few lantern options available today, and with LED technology, they are becoming brighter while extending battery life. In the past I have found most battery powered lanterns to be underwhelming in the [...]

November 26, 2013 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, REVIEWS 0

Fozzils Ultralight Backpacking Bowl Review

Fozzils Ultralight Backpacking Bowl Review

I was first introduced to the folding bowl concept several years ago when I came across an Orikaso bowl… I was pleasantly surprised with its performance but my main gripes with it were the folding tabs were fairly cumbersome and the polypropylene material seemed very thin and felt flimsy, especially when hot liquidy type foods [...]

June 28, 2013 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, HIKES, REVIEWS 0

Backpacking Macaroni and Cheese Comparison

Backpacking Macaroni and Cheese Comparison

It wasn’t so long ago that there were only a few companies making backpacking meals and the selections they offered were pretty limited. Now you can go to a backpacking specialty store and find a lot of options. Not long ago I was at REI with my daughters and they browsed up and down the [...]

May 10, 2013 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, HIKES, REVIEWS, TIPS 0

Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man Jacket

Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man Jacket

I’ve owned the Monkey Man Jacket by Mountain Hardwear for a little over 2 years now and I decided a review was long overdue. I wear this jacket alone when I’m tooling around town, hiking, camping, playing in the snow, or I am just a little chilled at night, sitting in front of the computer. [...]

April 18, 2013 Kristopher Artz REVIEWS 1

5 Off Road Camping Trailer Options

5 Off Road Camping Trailer Options

So my wife and I have been wanting to get a family camper trailer for quite some time now. The only problem is I want something that I can take off roading.  No offense but I’m not a huge fan of KOA or Yogi Bear Campgrounds. My idea of camping is generally me and my [...]

April 16, 2013 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, OFF ROAD, REVIEWS 26

Kids Travel And Camping Bins

Kids Travel And Camping Bins

Helping keep kids organized can be a huge struggle when traveling or camping. My wife and I have tried several different methods to help keep our daughters things organized on road trips or camping outings.Everything from individual backpacks (which is the second best method in my opinion) to ziplock bags. This has been one of [...]

April 3, 2013 Kristopher Artz REVIEWS, TIPS 0

It’s That Time of Year…REI Membership Dividend

It’s That Time of Year…REI Membership Dividend

Spring is here. What that means if your an REI member is that you should be receiving shortly ( if you haven’t already) your yearly dividend and your 20% off coupon! WHOO HOO! I love REI and I am planning to use my dividend and 20% off coupon towards a new pair of  hiking shoes. If your [...]

March 27, 2013 Kristopher Artz EVENTS, REVIEWS 0

Kelty FC3 Child Carrier Review

Kelty FC3 Child Carrier Review

My youngest daughter is over three years old now, and we have gotten an awful lot of use from our Kelty FC3 child carrier, so I figured it was time to do a review of it and tell you about the good things and a few minor complaints we have experienced. When our first daughter [...]

December 22, 2012 Kristopher Artz HIKING WITH KIDS, REVIEWS 5

Thermoelectric Generators

Thermoelectric Generators

Nearly all of our daily activities involve or include electronic technology to some degree… even the ones in which we consciously choose to try to escape the fast paced, everyday lifestyle we exist in. Whether it’s a GPS device or smart phone with GPS capability that we use to find our desired solitude, a rechargeable [...]

November 27, 2012 Kristopher Artz REVIEWS 0

SOG Aegis Tanto Knife Review

SOG Aegis Tanto Knife Review

One of THE necessities anybody should have with them when venturing into the outdoors is a knife of some sort. There are so many instances where a knife comes in handy or quite possibly may be needed to save your life. This is my review of  my SOG Aegis knife with the Tanto blade. I purchased it [...]

October 3, 2012 Kristopher Artz REVIEWS 1