Product Review: Wild Zora Foods

I often get opportunities to evaluate camping related products during my outdoor adventures. On this outing, I was able to pack a variety of Wild Zora snacks and meals to help fuel this physically demanding trip. The genesis for Wild Zora began in 2011 with a family that discovered the benefits of Gluten-Free, Paleo, and Primal foods.  After developing their own, sharing with friends and family, the founders decided to package and offer their creations…

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Gear Review: Mardingtop 40L Water-resistant Hiking Daypack/Camping Backpck

Good, basic bag. Comfortable to carry, roomy interior. Good as a daypack but big enough for an overniter. Good for a beginner who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on a starter bag. Pros Comfortable padded straps Very roomy on inside Cons Hydration bag not specifically accommodated. I picked up this bag last week from Amazon. I was looking for a simple daypack to replace one I had worn out. This Mardingtop 40L…

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Gear Review: Klymit Insulated Static V Luxe Sleeping Pad

As a Dyrt Ranger gear tester, I was offered an opportunity to evaluate one of the sleeping pads offered by a newer but very innovative outdoor gear company named Klymit. ( https://www.klymit.com). They do other things like sleeping bags and backpacks but I believe they are best known for their pads. Pros: WIDE! Allows for a restless night without falling off. Durable. Made from a rugged polyester fabric that has a substantial feel to it.…

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Gear Review: CRKT Sweet K.I.S.S Knife

  CRKT is a 20+ year old knife company offering quality affordable knives for multiple uses. K.I.S.S. stands for “Keep It Super Simple” and the Ed Halligan designed Sweet K.I.S.S. does just that. Slim, sleek, and sharp!   This is a knife that is designed to where around your neck and used for emergency personal protection. Yes, that means, should you be in harms way, this is a knife you could use to defend yourself…

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