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Equipment Reviews

SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger – Review

Unlike traditional GPS units that help you figure out where you are, the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger is for telling other people where you are. It’s an ‘active’ GPS unit that transmits your location to your friends, family, or to Search and Rescue (SAR) teams if you’re really in deep trouble. I had the opportunity … Continue reading »

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Klim Nak Pak – Review

Klim first started off making winter alpine clothing and over the years they have started designing other gear that appeals to a wide range of outdoor enthusiasts. Here we take a look at Klim’s Nak Pak that I borrowed from a friend of mine. It’s a nice rugged day pack that fits really well on … Continue reading »

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Garmin eTrex 30 Handheld GPS – Review

Several years ago I had an eTrex Legend unit and I loved it (it was instrumental in helping me avoid getting lost in India) but unfortunately it was lost over the years and I really wanted another one. Thankfully Santa was good to me and treated me with the new eTrex 30 adding to my … Continue reading »

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Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp – Review

This powerful little headlamp puts out a whopping 150 Lumens on it’s maximum brightness setting and casts a narrow 90m beam. On its maximum brightness setting, the lamp is claimed to last about 110hrs on the three included AAA size batteries. Personally I think that’s a tad optimistic since the low battery indicator came on … Continue reading »

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MEC Tarn 2 Tent – Review

I’ve had this tent for about six years now and it still works as well as the day I bought it. It’s an ideal choice for hikers thanks to its reasonable weight and how small it packs up. It’s not too hard to pack this gem right inside most hiking or expedition backpacks. It’s a … Continue reading »

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