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Gear Review - Blue Desert SmarTube Hydration System

This past weekend I was able to review the Blue Desert SmarTube Hydration System

This was a relatively inexpensive piece of gear that I think deserves a good review.   172 more words


Dog Gear Review: Hurtta Life Savior

Too hot for hiking? Let’s go swimming and beat the heat!

I started working with Xena with her fear of water since last year. She’s gotten a lot better now and she walks in the water by herself as long as she can feel the floor. 571 more words


Scanner files: First Roll Through the Russian Tank Zenit E w/ Kodak Gold 200

First test roll through a recently acquired $15 Zenit E that I unwittingly tried to destroy by attaching a Takumar M42 screw mount to it (Do not ever do this as it quickly jammed itself on the body. 228 more words


A few of my favorite backpacking accessories. 

When we started backpacking two years ago we had a very small budget to work with. I did research on what items are the best bang for your buck. 549 more words


Altra Escalante Follow Up

Well…I definitely got my money’s worth on these. Despite my initial fears that they were going to be too warm, they became my go to shoe. 195 more words

Gear Review

Winter Clothing in Summer

Smart cyclists buy clothing off season. Add in the Tour de France sales and doing so just make sense. Over the past few weeks I’ve picked up two winter clothing items. 953 more words

Biking Culture

SUP Accessories: PFD, Leash, Sunglasses, Phone Case, Portable Safe

While SUP Essentials can be boiled down to the basics of a board and a paddle, accessories can make a world of difference in the enjoyment level. 717 more words