Tag: gear

  • What To Consider When Buying A Tilley Hat

    I want to talk about the three main areas when considering a Tilley Hat. I’ll be using three styles of hats from my collection to demonstrate Build Quality, Sizing & Maintenance along with a few tips how to clean and wear your Tilley hat.

  • 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 […]

  • A Highly Customizable Folding Knife from Deejo

    Here’s a nice looking minimalist knife I picked up on my last trip to Montreal last year. The Deejo knife is a curious blade. I took a while for me to get used to it as compared to my other EDC knives. The small, compact design and clip was an issue until I decided that […]

  • Alternative To Bear Spray For Hikers – BASU eAlarm+ (formerly Robocopp sound grenade+)

    Note: Robocopp.com was absorbed into BASU.com in early 2017. Updated link to view products. When you start doing backcountry hiking at a later age it is natural that you might want to have some deterrence with you to help scare away some of the critters that might be lurking nearby. Note that depending where you […]

  • Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Climber With Stay Glow Scales

    I decided that I needed to purchase my very first swiss army knife a few months ago and saw this model at my local outdoor store. The Victorinox Climber with Stay Glow scales is a nice variation of this popular swiss army knife. When I think swiss army knife, this form & size is what […]

  • Great Commuter Backpack The Arc’Teryx Sebring 25

    After a number of months using the Arcteryx Sebring 25 litre backpack, I wanted to share with you my high level review and thoughts whether or not this is a fantastic commuter pack or a below average backpack for the wilderness. Pack Breakdown The Arcteryx Sebring is a 25 Litre daypack that you can use […]

  • Osprey Syncro 15 – Day Hiking Backpack

    Here’s a day pack I think works great for 3 season hiking for distances up to 10k and maybe a bit beyond. The Osprey Syncro 15is mainly geared for cycling but can also be used for day hiking during the 3 seasons. I can easily fit in my 10 hiking essentials and maybe an extra […]

  • Yaktrax RUN – Product Review

    I decided to spend a little more money this winter and go for the yaktrax run traction device. The big improvements from the regular yaktrax model are a thicker natural rubber combination of Coils and metal studs and Velcro strapping on the top of your foot. Reflective webbing at the front and a reflective piece […]

  • Keysmart 2.0 Product Review

    Keysmart 2.0 Product Review

    Quick product review of Keysmart 2.0, which you can get via their website at http://getkeysmart.com This started out as a kickstarter project originally and you can find similar items, but I think this does it right by keeping it simple. Here I’m using the standard 3-4 keys model.

  • Spyderco and CRKT Folding Knives Review

    In this latest hangout with fellow youtuber dragonfly_hiker, we take a look at the latest folding knives we have and that we use as an Every Day Carry (EDC).