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Gear: Yar.Gear day pack

I recently purchased a new day pack for those fast and longer day hikes. Research was focused on the following features / requirements: The search took several weeks while reading reviews and exploring different options. I discovered the Yar Gear … Read More

Gear: Katadyn BeFree

After two hikes, this is my ‘go-to’ water purification system for ‘flowing water’ sources (contrasted to ‘still water’ sources, e.g., ponds and lakes). Katadyn BeFree (Rei page) This is so light and easy to make small, I carried it in … Read More

Gear: Topo Graveyard

For the last two years, Topo Athletic has been my go-to shoe for hiking and training. Nothing has changed; they are the best shoe so-far for my odd-ball feet. With this spring season closing and summer starting, different shoes take … Read More

Topo Athletic Trailventure

Following the success of Topo trail runners (summer shoes), and a need for wet and muddy hiking shoes, a new hiking boot was tested. The Topo Trailventure (REI link) Here’s REI’s snippet on the shoe  Full eVentĀ® waterproof inner-bootie construction … Read More