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Gear Review: Deuter ACT Trail SL Backpack

Sometime around 11 years ago I bought my first Deuter backpack. My oldest son had had a Deuter Fox 30 for years, and I had been impressed how well it was holding up (it held up so well I sold as he aged out). At that point I was chewing through a long daypack a… Continue reading Gear Review: Deuter ACT Trail SL Backpack

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Gear Review: Luumi Silicone Bags & Bowls

When I first started backpacking, so many years ago, the world was a different place in many ways. And for me, there were many trade offs. If I didn't have to clean pots, I used a lot less water, and no soap. Freezer Bag Cooking came out of my desire to hike more, and carry… Continue reading Gear Review: Luumi Silicone Bags & Bowls

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What Our Boys Carry: School Age Backpack Loads

In the past I have written about what our young boys carry in their backpacks for dayhikes. This year Walker will turn 9 and Alistaire will be 7. They have both grown quite a bit since the last post on gear. I often make it my goal to tear apart their backpacks around the New… Continue reading What Our Boys Carry: School Age Backpack Loads