Camping Gear

Rambling Review – Hydro Flask Insulated Growler


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


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 […]

Rambling Review – GSI JavaMill


Rambling Review – GSI JavaMill Why: So, I like to drink coffee. I also happen to like good, fresh coffee. Whether I’m bumming a bag of fresh home roast from a buddy or heading to the coffee shop for something commercial, I like whole bean, because grinding your own beans gets you an extremely fresh cup […]

Rambling Review – GSI Pinnacle Base Camper Small


Rambling Review – GSI Pinnacle Base Camper Small Why: Camp cookware can be critical when planning any outdoor trip. Although there is a time and place for backpacking and traveling light, sometimes when truck camping or feeding a bigger group of people it can be really nice to have cookware that can do a bit more […]

Rambling Review – Mountainsmith Phantom 40


Rambling Review – Mountainsmith Phantom 40 Why: I absolutely love my Mountainsmith Day TLS. In my opinion, it is one of the most comfortable and versatile lumbar packs on the market. I use it on just about every day trip/fishing excursion and have found it to be perfect for what I need. Sometimes though, I’m looking to go […]

Rambling Review: GSI Outdoors Halulite MicroDualist


Rambling Review – GSI Outdoors Halulite MicroDualist Why: Everyone is looking for that all in one cooking setup that is lightweight and packable. My wife and I often backpack together and so some of the smaller solo systems do not fit our needs.  We have been using the GSI Outdoors Halulite MicroDualist for the past […]

Rambling Review – Katadyn MyBottle Purifier


Rambling Review – Katadyn MyBottle Purifier Why: Staying hydrated is arguably the most important aspect of backcountry fly fishing in Arizona. Carrying enough water to stay hydrated for 12 hours on the stream can be borderline backbreaking, and if you are solely relying on carrying purified water, you run the risk of running out of drinkable […]

Rambling Review – Crooked Horn Outfitters Trail Light


Rambling Review – Crooked Horn Outfitters Trail Light Why: Can an outdoorsman have too many quality flashlight/headlamps? Probably not. The Crooked Horn Outfitters Trail Light is a pretty ingenious system that offers another illuminating option for the hunter, fisherman, or hiker. First impressions: The Dual Multidirectional LEDs – The Crooked Horn team really nailed it […]