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GEAR REVIEW – RUKUS SOLAR MUSIC PLAYER
It is large, heavy, plays extremely directional sound, and isn’t waterproof; but I still love this ugly chunk of plastic. The newer models seem to address many of these issues, but I hope not at the expense of durability. Our Rukus has survived all sorts of abuse over the 6 years we have owned it: […]
Gear Review – Arc’teryx Bora 80
Thank you REI garage sale! I purchased this pack almost 10 years ago and it changed my perception of backpacking. Previously, I had always used external frame or cheaper internal frame packs which lead to discomfort, fatigue, and general disdain for backpacking. With this pack, I can throw 60 pounds of gear on my back […]
Gear Review – Kelty Ouray 2 Tent
While definitely not the lightest or most compactable tent on the market, this three season tent has been both bomb-proof and roomy for us. With 35 square feet inside, plenty of head and leg room (I am 6 feet tall), and TWO 7 square foot vestibules the Ouray more than makes up for its extra […]
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