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MSR Pocket Rocket Backpacking Stove

MSR Pocket Rocket Backpacking Stove

The MSR (Mountain Safety Research) Pocket Rocket backpacking stove retails for a very affordable $39.95, but is it worth it? The manufacturer claims it weighs  just over 3 oz., and it will boil a liter of water in less than 4 min. As you can see, mine weighs in at 4-1/2 oz. (but that includes a [...]

August 16, 2012 Kristopher Artz REVIEWS 10

REI Nodder Kids Sleeping Bag

REI Nodder Kids Sleeping Bag

When I began to research online sleeping bags for my toddler, I found it pretty difficult to find one that was not Hello Kitty, or Thomas The Train and had a temperature rating that I was comfortable with for spring and fall camping. The problem with even a standard kids sized bag is they still [...]

August 10, 2012 Kristopher Artz REVIEWS 2

Paracord Bracelets

Paracord Bracelets

The only thing that I enjoy seeing more than a young entrepreneur is one that makes a useful and quality product. Enter 15 year old Hans Tuanquin… Hans makes and sells bracelets out of 550 Paracord.  For those of you who don’t know,  Paracord is a nylon rope whose inner core is protected by an outter [...]

August 2, 2012 Kristopher Artz FUN, REVIEWS 1

Lowest Price on Mountain House Freeze Dried Food

Lowest Price on Mountain House Freeze Dried Food

If you watched  my video about making Backpacking Breakfast Burritos, you saw that I used Mountain House’s freeze dried scrambled eggs with bacon. I’ve shopped around in stores and online, and the lowest price I’ve found for a variety of Mountain House’s freeze dried foods is at Walmart. Their  selection is not huge but they [...]

August 2, 2012 Kristopher Artz FUN, REVIEWS 21

Envirofit G-3300 Wood Cookstove

Envirofit G-3300 Wood Cookstove

I’m a sucker when it comes to great looking product design. I was researching rocket stoves and how they are so much more efficient in both heating and in reducing the amount of biomass fuel required to heat things. After looking at many how to do it yourself versions made out of coffee cans etc, [...]

July 31, 2012 Kristopher Artz REVIEWS 2

Kershaw Half Ton 1445 Knife

Kershaw Half Ton 1445 Knife

If you spend any amount of time in the outdoors you know how important and valuable a tool a knife can be. You will find uses for it that you couldn’t have even imagined, and the more you use them as a tool the more you find out that not all knives are created equal. [...]

July 18, 2012 Kristopher Artz REVIEWS 2

Funky Flame- Magic Campfire

Funky Flame- Magic Campfire

There’s nothing more mesmerizing than a campfire. The sound of crackling, the smell of the smoke, and the flickering of the flames. Except if those flames magically turn colors right? I bought this product in the sporting good section of  Walmart some time ago and thought it was time to give it a try. My [...]

July 17, 2012 Kristopher Artz FUN, REVIEWS 0

Ecosox-Medium Weight Bamboo Hiking Sox

Ecosox-Medium Weight Bamboo Hiking Sox

I was looking for a new pair of socks for a snowshoeing trip I was planning. I really wanted a sock that was not too thick for fear that they would take up too much room and be tight in my boot and cause my feet to get really cold, but, I also wanted some [...]

April 30, 2012 Kristopher Artz REVIEWS 2

Gear Review of Jetboil Flash Personal Cooking System

Gear Review of Jetboil Flash Personal Cooking System

Here is a video review of the Jetboil Flash Personal cooking system. I have found it to be a very convenient, compact, and reliable way to boil water for making any water based foods or beverages while camping, backpacking or long road trips. Please check it out. Disclosure: I own this product and purchased it [...]

April 16, 2012 Kristopher Artz REVIEWS, VIDEO 3