Camping Gear


Rambling Review: Coleman Fyrechampion Hyperflame Stove

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Rambling Review: Coleman Fyrechampion Hyperflame Stove Why: Although many times I’m looking for the lightest equipment for backpacking into the backcountry, there are plenty of times where I’m truck camping and space and weight are not an issue. When it comes to stoves, I have several compact camp stoves that are ideal for those backpacking trips […]

Rambling Review: GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Percolator

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Rambling Review: GSI Glacier Stainless Percolator Why: Regular readers of this blog know that I take my morning cup of coffee fairly seriously. At home I have a pretty standard French press routine, but I mix it up when I’m in the field depending on how much time, space, and weight I have. I’ve found that […]

Rambling Review – Stanley Gear for Fall

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I’ve had some pretty cool opportunities lately to check out some gear from Stanley. Several have really stood out to me over the past few weeks. The first is the Stanley Growler, I had reviewed a growler from another company a while back, and although it was an awesome product, the Stanley Growler had two features […]

Rambling Review: Stanley Adventure Cooler

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Rambling Review –Stanley Adventure Cooler – 16 Qt. Why: Where I live, normal temps in the summer can reach 115 degrees. In Arizona, coolers are not optional; they are a necessity. Enter the 16 Quart Stanley Adventure Cooler.   First impressions: The Lifetime Warranty – Pretty self-explanatory. I love warranties. Dimensions – The Stanley Adventure […]

Rambling Review: Kelty Pathfinder 3.0

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Rambling Review – Kelty Pathfinder 3.0 Why: If you have been following along at all, you know that my little girl has been growing fast. My wife and I are avid hikers and really like to get outside and enjoy all that Arizona has to offer. Trying to fit a one year old baby girl […]

Rambling Review – Hydro Flask Insulated Growler

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Rambling Review – Hydro Flask Insulated Beer Growler Why: My life consists of three main beverages: Water, Coffee, and Beer. Coffee is best served hot. Water and beer are best served cold. Spending a good bit of time outdoors, I’m always looking for a way to keep coffee hot and water and beer cold. The Hydro […]

Rambling Review – GSI Outdoors Commuter Java Press

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Rambling Review – GSI Outdoors Commuter Java Press Why: Going right along with my GSI Outdoor JavaMill review, I had the opportunity to check out the GSI Outdoors Commuter Java Press. These two products are a match made in heaven. If you’re looking for a easy, no-hassle cup of coffee in the woods or on the […]