2020 Year In Review – Outdoor Recreation Stuff

This past year was full of challenges, but one thing that more people started doing this year was to get into the outdoors any way then could due to the various shutdowns caused by COVID-19.

Here’s a list of cool items that the Avoiding Chores Community has been ordering in 2020 either via my Amazon associate links or already in their carts.

Outdoor Cooking – Mess Kits

For the last couple of years the GSI Bugaboo was my go-to cookware for camping but I added sea-to-summit x-set 31 and really been liking the added space it gave me in my bin. Also I finally got a Jetboil flash and was totally worth it.

GPS Devices

2020 was the year where I really focused on handhelds as Garmin released a number of updates to popular models also adding more inReach into the higher end models. However, I find that it may be more flexible to get a mid range GPS device and if you wanted satellite communications like inReach, you are better off (In My Opinion) to get a ZOLEO satellite communicator. That way you can still take advantage of low cost models like the eTrex 22x on your backpacking trip and yet still have satellite communication with your smartphone.

Rain Gear

I have a preference for FROGG TOGGS for rain suits. They might not be the most durable material, but for the price point and activity you are doing, these pack down nice and small to fit in your pack, bike bag, car or truck.

By Jim Cyr

Exploring Nova Scotia with a constellation of satellites to guide me along the way. Producing hiking, outdoors, local drink & food videos, you can find Jim's contributions on novascotiablogs.com and a few other places. Jim carries a ZOLEO Satellite Communicator for all of his outdoor adventures.

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