Category Archives: Camping

J5 Tactical V1-Pro Flashlight Review

j5 tactical v1 pro flashlightI have been looking at those smaller, more compact flashlights for my bug-out-bag and all around household use. Some folks might call these, —tactical flashlights.

Maybe you’re shopping around as well. I recently picked up a little $12.95 flashlight on Amazon that had over 12,000 customer reviews. The J5 Tactical V1-Pro Flashlight, The Original 300 Lumen Ultra Bright, LED 3 Mode Flashlight. You probably can’t go wrong buying one with so many positive customer reviews.

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Silnylon Tent Repair I

REI Quarter Dome 2 TentI noticed on my last trip that my REI Quarter Dome 2 tent had 3 small holes in the tent fly.

I suspect they were from pitching the tent when the fly was wet. As it dried in the sun, it got overly tight? Or, perhaps they are burn holes from campfire embers? I didn’t see any char marks, so I really think it is the former.
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The P-38 Can Opener



P-38 can opener
When doing stuff outside, eventually you are going to need to eat!

When I tear open a pouch of my homemade MREs, there might be a small can or two that needs to be opened.

My go-to can opener for doing stuff outside the infamous P-38. The very same one I have used since the time I was working for Uncle Sam. It has been described as the Army’s greatest invention.
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MiiR Beer Growler Review


MiiR beer growler review

I recently picked up this really nifty MiiR stainless steel beer growler from Amazon. If you are shopping around for something similar, you might consider this one?

This past weekend, we did a backpacking trip out to Virginia’s Ramsey’s Draft area of the George Washington National Forest. It was a good opportunity to test it out. This beer growler does a good job transporting craft beer to the house from the local breweries! But how would it handle a weekend backpacking trip?
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