Outdoor Gear

My recommendations on the following pages are focused on backpacking gear, but most of the observations are applicable to a variety of outdoor activities.  I also have a list of my “gear for life“. I strive for simplicity and gratitude. Clothing Backpacks Sleep System Shelters (tents, tarps, hammocks) Kitchen … “Outdoor Gear”

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BalloonBed Review

Review Item: BalloonBed Original Sleeping PadManufacturer URL: http://www.balloonbed.com/Manufacture Year: 2005Listed weight: 100g (3.5 oz)Weight as delivered: 85 g (3oz) + .7g  (.2 oz) for a night of balloonsMSRP: £18.95 GBP (~US$38 depending on exchange rate) Description Brownish green fabric holster to hold balloons, small sack made from … “BalloonBed Review”

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What is Percent of Naked?: Patagonia on Technologies and Testing

The following was Patagonia’s response to some questions about materials and testing which was posted in 2005 to a public forum.  Most of this article matches my personal experience and still seems valid today. Mark Verber Innovation, that steamroller of change, has, over the past five … “What is Percent of Naked?: Patagonia on Technologies and Testing”

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