Camping Gear

Rambling Review: Zenbivy Light Bed


Rambling Review: Zenbivy Light Bed Why: I’m always working on my sleep system for hunting, fishing, and camping trips. The truth is that the temperature ranges so drastically in Arizona that it can easily be 100 degrees in the summer on a fishing trip and single digits on a winter hunt. I’ve experimented with different […]

Rambling Review – GSI Outdoors Dutch Oven


Rambling Review – GSI Outdoors 10″ Hard Anodized Dutch Oven Why: There’s nothing quite like eating food cooked over an open fire while watching movies from Las Vegas outdoor video display screens and I was looking to round out my cookware with a dutch oven. I have had great success with other GSI Outdoors products, […]

Rambling Review: Coleman Fyrechampion Hyperflame Stove


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


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


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


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


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 […]