Petzl Tikka Plus LED Headlamp

Petzl Tikka Plus LED HeadlampThere is something very appealing about a camping headlamp. Maybe it is just knowing there is this compact source of illumination in your backpack to help keep away the scary unknown of the dark, but for me there is some gadget lust there as well.

This summer, heading out into the field I was unable to track down my old faithful headlamp,  so I stopped at The Elephant's Perch here in Ketchum, ID and picked up a new one. The Perch is one of Ketchum's oldest and best outdoor stores, if you are ever in town I recommend you check them out. I picked out the Petzl Tikka Plus which is just an updated version of my old Petzl. This version has: [Read more...]

Yaktrax Pro Anti-Slip Footwear

dsc_0003_dxo Yaktraxs pull over your existing footwear to provide traction in snowy and icy conditions. With a system of  reinforced coils connected to a rubber framework they attach fairly easily and securely to your boots or shoes and offer a real nice sense of stability in slippery conditions. [Read more...]

Mountainsmith Modular Hauler

modularhauler4systempluslgMountainsmith's Modular Hauler System is a simple & effective way to help organize and manage your gear. Great for car camping, garage or closet storage plus plenty of other applications where you need some simple storage. They offer a variety of different sizes that include rubber bottoms, padded sides and packing cubes within the main hauler. These cubes are brightly colored for separation of specific packed goods.

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Planetary Design Coffee Mugs

Planetary Designs Desk Press

A couple Christmases back I received a Planetary Design Desk Press coffee mug as a present and a good one it was. Certainly not the sort of present that is going to be regifted or accepted with polite thanks. No, this baby has become part of the daily kit and has seen a tremendous amount of use. More coffee than I would like to admit has seen the inside of its stainless steel double walls, gallons of the stuff that have seen my insides as well...

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Freeplay Xray LED Handcrank Flashlight

Freeplay Xray LED Flashlight The Freeplay Xray LED hand crank flashlight is a great emergency light for your daypack or glove box. It only requires a small amount of cranking to power up - approximately 30 seconds for 20 minutes shine time. It also comes with an adaptor for charging it from the wall and the battery can hold a charge worth 20 hours.

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Guyot Designs Squishy Bowl

limesquishybowlThe Squishy Bowl & Cup is fun and colorful camping item by hip company Guyot Designs. Made from food grade silicone these appealing little items are completely flexible &  lightweight. They pack small by squishing them down and spring back into shape for use. Heat and cold have little effect and it is doubtful you will encounter any temperatures so extreme they will create any issues.

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