Finding Balance 2020, General

Testing ESBIT Boiling

One of the main requirements of winter ultramarathons is carrying a stove so that you can boil water/snow and cook food. Most participants carry one of three different types of stoves, with one of them being an ESBIT solid fuel stove. I’m not going to review stove types in this blog, but am going to […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Sawyer Gravity Water Filter Review

Since we were going camping in the Porkies as a group, we decided to get a larger gravity style water filtration system. It would be easier to share a larger quantity of water among three people, than having to mess with a bunch of smaller bottles or pump filters. We did a bit of research […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Trying some camp food

The wife and I are planning some day hikes in a couple weeks, and we wanted to try out cooking on a trail. This past weekend we hit REI and grabbed some camp food to try before we commit to which flavor to bring with us on the trip. We sampled two of them tonight […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Gear Review: Osprey Stratos 24 pack

The wife and I are planning on doing a bit more hiking in the future, starting with a couple days of small hikes on the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) at the end of July. Since neither of us has any decent hiking gear (beyond what we can dual purpose from running), we set out to REI […]

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