Category Archive: Gear

May 11 2009

The Awesomer

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My Brother turned me on to this site. Mostly guy stuff. Apparently the site owners filter over 1000 different tech sites and pick out only the stuff they think is cool. And yes, it is awesome.

May 12 2008

MSR HyperFlow™

I finally found a replacement for my heavy (read: bombproof) [Katadyn Pocket Filter]. At ~20oz, it’s kind of a pig for lightweight backpacking so I’ve been keeping my eye out for a replacement. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with my Pocket Filter, it’s one of the best personal ceramic water filters on the market imo – …

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Apr 21 2008

SPOT Personal Tracker: Part 2

I finally had a chance to run my latest gadget through it’s paces this weekend. My brother and I hiked the 8.8 mile [Gahuti Trail Loop] on Saturday so it was a perfect opportunity to test the GPS receiver / Satellite transmitter part of the [SPOT™]. The trail had a good mix of ravine, ridge, …

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Apr 11 2008

Satellite Personal Tracker

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across this nifty gadget while I was looking for a [summer weight sleeping bag] from REI. As I dug into the details via [Find Me Spot], I started to think more and more about picking one up for a couple of reasons. First, the cost: at ~$150, it’s the …

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