Compass Caddy Review

Compass Caddy Review

Here’s a clever little Kickstarter project called the Compass Caddy. It let’s you carry your baseplate compass right on your trekking pole so that it’s easily accessible and ready for navigation while you’re hiking. The Compass Caddy is the brain child of Peter Knight an avid backpacker and hiker from Hadleigh, England. Fits all sizes Peter […]

Critter CR2 Multifuel Stove Stand on Kickstarter


I thought I’d share with all of you (another) pretty cool Kickstarter project that I recently backed. The Critter CR2 is a pocket-sized folding stove stand that is designed to be compatible with the majority of ultralight stoves that folks like us carry, such as soda can alcohol stoves, trangia stoves, and even sterno for car campers. It […]

The Ultralight Hummingbird Hammock (7oz)

hummingbird hammock

The Hummingbird single person hammock weighs just 7oz, is rated to hold 275 pounds, and is made in USA by an FAA certified parachute rigger. I’ve been carrying the Hummingbird hammock with me on weekend hikes and day hikes for several weeks now and have to say that for someone who wasn’t really into relaxing […]

BundeZe – Helping you Keep it Together


Miles Smith recently sent me some very cool little gear ties to try out called BundeZe. These small elastic ties have a built in ball stopper, adjustable slide lock, and pull tab that makes them incredibly versatile and super easy to use. They are perfect for keeping small items and gear organized. Finger Friendly BundeZe […]

Beyond Our Boundaries: A Family Backpacking Video Series of Their AT Thru-Hike


By Damien Tougas, Here we are, less than three months before we hit the trailhead at Springer Mountain, and things are a little crazy. Amidst gear preparation, a Kickstarter campaign launch, and daily family life, I sometimes wonder how it was we got to this point. It certainly didn’t happen overnight. The seed was planted […]

Rhino Laces – Guaranteed Unbreakable Boot Laces

Rhino Laces Guaranteed Unbreakable

It may not happen all that often, but a broken lace on your hiking boots or shoes can be a real problem especially if you don’t have some suitable cord to make a hasty repair. Enter Rhino Laces the 100% made in the USA, fire, abrasion, cut, and zombie proof laces that will never break […]

TrailPix Ultralight Tripod on Kickstarter

TrailPix Ultralight Tripod on Kickstarter

The TrailPix Ultralight Tripod weighs less than an iPhone (24g), fits in your pocket, is fast to set up, and can support a full-size DSLR with a telephoto lens. It’s the first ultralight minimalist tripod that works like a full-size tripod by leveraging the trekking poles you are already carrying. Multiple Design Iterations Regular readers […]

HotFingers – Another Geat Kickstarter Project


Kickstarter is enabling inventors to fund ideas that would have otherwise never made it to market, not because they were bad, just because it’s incredibly hard to pitch and sell ideas – ever watched Shark Tank? Some of those ideas on Kickstarter are ok, some are good, and a few are great – this is […]

Polepod | Why We Need to Fund This


One of the best developments in the gear mockup process has got to to be the accessibility and significantly reduced cost of 3D printing for rapid prototyping. You can make a pretty decent 3D printer for under $200 these days. The Polepod on Kickstarter is one the best uses of this technology that I’ve seen […]

Alpine Hammock | Help Fund a Cool Project

I’m a big fan of Kickstarter. I’ve backed several projects, such as BioLite CampStove and UL A-Z Video Series, via that were successfully funded and are now in full production. So I thought I’d share another project that is currently on Kickstarter with all of you because I think it’s worth funding and getting into production. […]