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LifeSaver Filtration Technology Achieves Elite Testing Benchmark

January 2, 2019 – Colchester, UK – LifeSaver®, a UK-based manufacturer of portable and reusable water filtration systems, proudly announces it has passed compliance testing for NSF Protocol P248 Military Operations – Microbiological Water Purifiers. This certification means LifeSaver’s filter technology meets the high standards of the U.S. Military, and places the brand among an elite […]

Feathered Friends Swift UL 20 sleeping bag

If you have never heard of the brand, Feathered Friends is a small business based out of Seattle, Washington.  While a small business indeed, it is one that receives extraordinary praise from the backpacking and mountaineering communities.  As the name suggests, their manufacturing specialties are down products. Down is the soft insulating layer underneath the feathers of ducks […]

Optimus Nova: Affordable Expedition Grade Multi-Fuel Stove

The Optimus Nova is a compact expedition grade stove that weighs 15 ounces and packs smaller than a fuel bottle. It is loaded with advanced features flip-stop switch, self-purging aluminum fuel pump and a quick priming burner but the big news here is that it is multi-fuel, It can run on white gas, Optimus arctic […]

My Favorite Black Diamond Outerwear & Gear

We’re at the end of November and many of us are already experiencing the colder weather associated with Fall and Winter. With that comes different outerwear that can deal with the harsher climate. One of the brands I’ve relied on for a while now is Black Diamond. Known for their mountaineering equipment, I never really gave […]

Rain Gear for the Ultralight Hiker

In continuing with our series on Ultralight gear for hiking and backpacking we are going to take a look at two products to keep the rain off you. There is a ton of rain gear on the market to choose from and they all use some form of technology to repel the rain. Between the […]

Bark River Bravo 1 | Field Review

Been looking for a fixed-blade knife for hunting, bushcrafting, backpacking, or military field use? I’ve used several different fixed-blade knives over the years, but the Bark River Bravo 1 never ceases to amaze me. Being a former Marine makes this knife even more special, so if you’re a Marine and support and respect US-made product […]