Gear Reviews


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: BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light

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Rambling Review Why: For those of you following this blog, you know that my life has greatly changed this past year with the birth of my daughter. Although my weekend trips are a bit fewer in number and more calculated when planned, I’ve still been able to get out here and there. I do have to […]

Rambling Review – Cortland 444 Intermediate Clear Camo Fly Line

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Rambling Review – Cortland 444 Intermediate Clear Camo Fly Line Why: With the recent purchase of the pontoon boat and the subsequent exploration of Arizona’s stillwaters, I found myself in need of picking up some intermediate fly line, in order to work the high country lakes in search of some trout. After a little bit of […]

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 […]

Rambling Review – Woolx Lightweight Merino Wool

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Rambling Review – Woolx Lightweight Merino Wool Why: I really like Merino wool. To be completely honest, I have a bunch of different garments from a variety of different manufacturers and I can definitely see the differences in workmanship and quality of merino in these products. I recently had the opportunity to check out a few […]

Rambling Review – GSI JavaMill

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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: Gregory Baltoro 70 Pack

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Rambling Review – Gregory Baltoro 70 Pack It’s funny how an item can conjure up the most vivid of memories. I’ve got quite a collection of packs in the guest room closet. My wife would disagree with me calling it a “collection” as she’s on the verge of calling that horders show from TV. Regardless, I’ve got packs […]

Rambling Review – Wright & McGill Grindstone Reel Bag

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Rambling Review – Wright & McGill Grindstone Reel Bag Why: I don’t know how it happened, but all of the sudden I found that I had a bunch of different reels for my different weight lines and fly rods. I’m not what you would call an organized person (ask my wife), and I often found myself […]