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Review: Ultimate Direction Fastpack 20L

Overview  The Fastpack 20L is a good ‘go-to’ pack for day-hikes, ultralight backpacking, climbing a Colorado 14’er or a carry-on bag when flying. Pros Light weight Can carry a lot of stuff Comfortable (as long as you don’t over pack) Cons It doesn’t have a hip-belt A water-proof cover is not provided by UD Snap Shot Capacity: 15L - 23L ... Read More »

Review: WindPouch GO Inflatable Hammock

Overview The WindPouch Go inflatable hammock is a convenient and fun outdoor ‘lounge chair’ that you can bring anywhere. Great for the beach, mountains, backyard or watching a kid’s softball game at the park. Pros Super easy to inflate when there is wind Comfortable Cons If there is no wind, you’ll have to run around to scoop air into the bag. Snap ... Read More »

Review: Spark II Sleeping Bag by Sea-to-Summit

Overview The Spark II, rated for 35°F/ 1°C , is an ideal ultra-lightweight, super compressible sleeping bag for three-season camping, backpacking and self-supported ultra-marathons. Pros When compressed, it fits into the palm of your hand. Warmer than expected Cons Depending on preference, how much one moves when sleeping, some may not like only being able to unzip the bag 1/3 ... Read More »

3 Luxury Adventures ~ Roughing it…Gently

  I’ve traveled all over the world and have slept on mountains, in trees, hammocks, tents, huts, boats and even a raft (true story!). That being said, I have also enjoyed luxury accommodations, sleeping under mosquito nets on plush king-sized beds, in private bungalows at five-star eco-resorts and safari camps. Unique experiences are what I cherish most.  Everything in life is a ... Read More »

Top 5 Adventures – U.S.A.

Looking for an epic, bucket-list worthy adventure in the United States?  You've come to the right place. This country is HUGE! Fifty-states and 3.8 million square miles. The landscape is diverse: mountains, beaches, oceans, lakes and rivers to canyons, forests, deserts and salt flats. You name it, we have it! The below list, is in no particular order and reflects only some ... Read More »