Zpacks Arc Air - their newest addition
Zpacks Arc Air - their newest addition

REVIEW - Zpacks Arc Air

by Dudley

REVIEW

Product - Backpack
Manufacturer - Zpacks
Model - Arc Air Robic
Included: Multiple accessories added
 

Introduction 

My favourite backpack for the last few years has been the Zpacks Nero... will the Arc Air change that. This NEW kid on the block has a different fabric, greater volume, and weight load capacity.  I have created a video review and share my thoughts.

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The Zpacks quilt is a perfect combination of light and warm
The Zpacks quilt is a perfect combination of light and warm

REVIEW - Zpacks Quilt

by Dudley

REVIEW

Product - Quilt 
Manufacturer - Zpacks
Model - 10 Degree, Regular, Wide
Included: DCF dry bag
 

Introduction 

Quilts are a magically answer to so many of the backwoods sleeping woos that tangle you up in the traditional mummy bag. They are lighter, more comfortable yet a tad more difficult to manage when the mercury dips.  So will this 10º F quilt offering from Zpacks do the trick?

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"The Expedition" by Chris Fagan - Two parents risk life and family in an extraordinary quest to the south pole
"The Expedition" by Chris Fagan - Two parents risk life and family in an extraordinary quest to the south pole

REVIEW - The Expedition

by Dudley

 REVIEW:

  • The Expedition: Two Parents Risk Life and Family in an Extraordinary Quest to the South Pole 
  • by Chris Fagan
  • She Write Press | Sept 2019 | Softcover

I'm humbled.

Not only is the story inspirational, but Chris' words draw me into her South Pole adventure. 

This well-written book stirs many emotions for the wannabee adventurer in me.  Chris explores the many personal challenges and conflicts between life, careers, family and friends.  Extreme adventures are important to many, yet at what cost to the other cherished things in your life. Chris' struggles with this delicate balance are freely and openly described with frank candour.

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REVIEW - Zpacks Arc Haul Backpack

by Dudley

Introductions

Zpacks was created out of necessity by its founder Joe Valesko. Prior to his 2004 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, he couldn't find any backpacks that met his needs so he made his own!

The company has grown from those humble beginnings to become a well-respected creator and seller of ultra-light camping gear. 

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Sawyer Squeeze Review- the little filter that could
Sawyer Squeeze - the little filter that could

REVIEW - Sawyer Micro Squeeze Filter

by Dudley

REVIEW

Product - Water Filtration System
Manufacturer - Sawyer
Model - Micro Squeeze
Included: Micro Squeeze Filter with Push/Pull Cap, 1 x 32 oz / 1L Collapsible Pouches, Backwashing Plunger, Cleaning Coupling, Spare Gasket, Drinking Straw
 

Introduction 

There are very few things more important to the fragile human body than water. Heck, we are 60% water, and one can only survive 3 days without this liquid nectar of life. So your drinking water better is clean, safe and plentiful.

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Paddling North by Audrey Sutherland inspired me to "do it now"

Paddling North

by Dudley

 REVIEW:

  • Paddling North: A Solo Adventure Along the Inside Passage 
  • by Audrey Sutherland
  • Illustrated by Yoshiko Yamamoto
  • Patagonia Works | 2018 | Softcover

This book inspired me, or more accurately, Audrey Sutherland did!

Reading the book stirred up my emotions. I felt like I was on the adventure with Audrey. 

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Our reviews are short and sweet. Partly because we only write about sweet stuff. Here is the thing... we will test any gear that tickles our fancy, or read any book that interests us...  if we LIKE it, we will write about it publicly... yet if we DON'T,  then we report back to the supplier privately. Bottom line... if it's on our website, it's because we like it!