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Everest Woodland Hiking Rucksack Review

Everest Woodland Hiking Rucksack Review

Everest Woodland Hiking Rucksack Review

The Everest Woodland Rucksack is a good quality pack for the money. It’s shown in Camo but also comes in various styles and colors. This rucksack is 24″ tall and is made of 100% polyester. It has two roomy exteriors zipped pockets and a large, deep 48-liter main storage area. Keep your gear secure with its built-in compression straps. This pack is good for hunting or a 3-day backpacking trip. You can fit all your essential gear into this value-for-money rucksack.

Everest Woodland Hiking Rucksack Review

Specifications:

  • 600D Polyester
  • Weight: 3.25 lbs.
  • Size: 24 x 13.50 x 8
  • Snap buckle secured the main compartment
  • Zippered side pockets
  • Rugged durable bottom
  • Front bungee organizer system
  • Side compression straps
  • Adjustable waist strap
  • Attachment ring for accessories

Main Compartment

Everest Woodland Hiking Rucksack Review

The main compartment is very large and roomy. The material and stitching of this pack are strong and have a water-resistant liner inside to keep your gear dry. This compartment is deep and should fit most tents, sleeping bags, cook sets, and food.

Side Pockets

Everest Woodland Hiking Rucksack Review

The zipped pockets allow for additional storage. These pockets are large and are good for packing your go-to items. The rucksack also has many rings and loops to attach and hang gear outside your pack.

Straps and Hip Belt

Everest Woodland Hiking Rucksack Review

The Everest Woodland Camo pack has a very nice adjustable belt that secures the rucksack above your hips. The straps are comfortable and have a decent amount of padding. It works well at distributing the weight evenly. This pack also has additional straps on the side and top to secure gear like a water bottle or sleeping pad. Unfortunately, this rucksack does not have a strap at the bottom of the pack.

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Conclusion

If you are looking for a stylish, functional, and rugged Camo rucksack then you should consider adding this pack to your kit.

Etekcity Ultralight Outdoor Gas Stove Review

Etekcity Ultralight Outdoor Gas Stove Review

Etekcity Ultralight Outdoor Gas Stove Review

The Etekcity Ultralight Outdoor Gas Stove is an awesome little stove. The handle has a smaller spiral wrap as opposed to the larger triangular bend. It is lightweight and made of stainless steel, aluminum, and minimal amounts of brass. It boils water in very little time which puts the heat output around 10,000+ BTU/hr.

Qunqi Ultralight Outdoor Gas Stove

Specifications:

  • Weight: 3.9oz packed in case
  • High-quality construction
  • PIEZO ignition
  • Adjustable flame
  • Does not include the gas base
Ultralight Outdoor Gas Stove Review

Flame

The auto-ignition on Etekcity Ultralight Outdoor Gas Stove works perfectly. The flame is pretty much windproof. If you were stuck on top of a mountain and the wind was blowing 40 mph you could still manage to start this thing up and cook something if you had to.

Qunqi Ultralight Outdoor Gas Stove

Compact

This ultralight outdoors stove packs up nicely into just about any type of cook-set. It fits snug into my Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set. I also like to carry this stove and cook-set in my foraging backpack.

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Conclusion

The Etekcity Ultralight Outdoor Gas Stove is an excellent little stove. Mine has worked flawlessly for many years. It is compact and lightweight. Ideal for any backpacking or outdoor adventure.

Estwing E24A 14-Inch Sportsman’s Axe Review

Estwing E24A 14-Inch Sportsman’s Axe Review

Estwing E24A 14-Inch Sportsman’s Axe Review

The Estwing E24A Sportsman’s Axe is a high-quality woodsmen axe. All of the Estwing axes have been made in the USA since 1923. This axe is manufactured from 1055 carbon steel and heat-treated to ASME safety requirements. This axe is forged from one piece of steel which offers great balance and strength. You can easily secure the axe to your belt or strap it to your pack.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 13 x 5 x 1 inches
  • Weight: 20.85 ounces
  • 3-1/4 in. tempered cutting edge
  • Fully polished
  • Leather Grip
  • Nylon sheath included
Estwing E24A 14-Inch Sportsman's Axe Review

Handle

This axe handle is made with quality leather for comfort and great grip. This axe will stay firmly in your hands. The Estwing E24A Sportsman’s Axe is designed to minimize the shock that is transmitted through the handle during chopping, so you will not have any stinging in your hand.

Head

You will not have a loose hatchet head on this axe because the head and shaft are drop-forged from one piece of fine steel, which means fewer points of failure. It also comes with a sturdy nylon sheath.

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Conclusion

If you are looking for a well-made outdoor axe, look no further. This axe is small enough to fit in just about any backpack. It will get the job done in any bushcraft situation. Estwing makes quality axes that will last a lifetime.

Duluth Pack Wanderer Pack Review

Duluth Pack Wanderer Pack Review

Duluth Pack Wanderer Pack Review

The Duluth Pack Wanderer Pack is a super functional pack with a European flair. A roomy, top-loading compartment cinch shut with a drawcord. The top flap secures with two leather straps and roller buckles. Features include a roomy buckle-down front pocket, buckle-down side pockets, and rugged leather straps and roller buckles. Constructed of 15-ounce canvas with cotton webbing shoulder straps. Also available in Waxed Canvas. Made in the USA.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 16H x 15W x 6D + pockets
  • Capacity: 1845(+) plus pockets cubic Inch + pockets
  • 15 oz. canvas
  • Box style design
  • Leather reinforcement for all rivets
  • Cotton web shoulder straps

Storage

This pack has a lot of storage. Pack your stove and fuel bottle in the side pocket with room to spare. Your poncho, shelter, and roll of the cord will fit nicely in the front pocket. Pack your bedroll, spare clothes, hatchet, food, and water all in this Duluth Wanderer Pack. It is surprising how light the pack is when empty.

Durability

The stitching is heavy and the leather straps and buckles are built to last. This pack is quality made and will provide a use for many years to come. It is more pricey than other packs, but you get what you pay for.

Duluth Pack Wanderer

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Conclusion

Duluth packs are for life. They are super sturdy waxed cotton and the leather just gets softer and more buttery over time. The longer you have your pack the better they look.

Dpower Ultralight Folding Backpacking Camping Stove Review

Dpower Ultralight Folding Backpacking Camping Stove Review

Dpower Ultralight Folding Backpacking Camping Stove Review

The Dpower Camping Stove is a remote canister stove that is lighter than most sit-on-top stoves. The Dpower camping stove is ultralight, fold-able, and easy to carry. It is ideal for camping, backpacking, and bushcrafting. This is a strong, sturdy, little stove. It collapses very small and is structurally sound. You can set a 12″ cast iron skillet on it and it won’t budge. It has a built-in lighter with the ability to adjust the flame. It also folds down to a tiny size when not in use. It’s a really good product for the outdoorsman.

Specifications:

  • Max Output: 2.6 kcal / 3kW / 10.2 BTU
  • Burner Stove: 2″(5cm) in diameter
  • Stove Base Material: Stainless Steel
  • Support Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Packing Dimensions: 3.1″ x 2.9″ x 4.1″
  • Includes Dpower camping stove, user manual, and drawstring bag with sliding cord lock
  • Made of aluminum alloy and stainless steel
  • Piezoelectric ceramic ignition
  • Boil 2 pints of water in 5 minutes
  • The valve is designed to adjust the flame
  • Use with straight butane or butane-propane mixed fuel canisters (not included)
  • 12-month warranty

Go to Stove

If the conditions don’t allow for a fire especially when windy or drizzling, the Dpower Camping Stove is the go-to gas stove. It is, in a nutshell, a must-have for any bushcafter. It is a TINY little powerhouse!

Dpower Ultralight Folding Backpacking Camping Stove Review

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Conclusion

The Dpower Camping Stove is a functional backpack stove. It is lightweight and compact. It will take up relatively no room in your pack.

Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore Knife Review

Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore Knife Review

Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore Knife Review

The Condor Tool and Knife trace its proud history back to 1787. The Bushlore is made of 1075 steel and has an excellent heat treat. This knife has a big comfortable walnut handle and functional blade profile. It also comes with a first-quality thick leather sheath. The convex grind extends all the way to the heel and the blade is 5/32 inch thick.

Specifications:

  • Handle: Hardwood
  • Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Finish: Blasted Satin
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 3.5 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • 4.375-Inch Drop Point Blade

Sharpness

The Condor Tool and Knife is a razor-sharp wilderness tool that will give any bushcrafter a run for its money. It shaves out of the box and it will hold up to cutting seasoned hickory for a cooking fire. Great for cutting, trimming, and sharpening hard maple branches into tent stakes. The edge will not roll, chip, or be damaged in any way. Stays extremely sharp in any condition.

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Conclusion

The Bushlore knife is beautifully balanced. It is quality through and through and will be a great companion out on the trail or in the bush.

Bushcraft Survival Essential Kit Review

Bushcraft Survival Essential Kit Review

Bushcraft Survival Essential Kit Review

The Bushcraft Survival Essential Kit has everything you will need for a survival situation. This kit is small and comes with a nice soft sack. It is a versatile and lightweight trekking kit. The ultralight dry bag keeps the weight down and helps keep your kit safe and dry. A durable buckle secures the roll-top closure and acts as a grab handle.

Bushcraft Survival Essential Kit

Included in Survival Kit:

  • Round Boot Laces
  • Led Micro Torch
  • Hypothermia Space Blanket
  • Hunters Micro Tool
  • Fireball Flint and Striker
  • White Nylon Cord
  • Nightlight
  • Sewing Kit
  • Fishing Kit
  • Wire Saw
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Striker
  • Duck Tape
  • Distress Whistle
  • Survival Instructions
  • Cotton Wool Balls
  • 2 ” Mayday Signal Mirror
  • Ultralight Dry Bag (Lime Green, 1 Liter)
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Conclusion

The Bushcraft Survival Essential Kit is a minimalist kit that will provide you with the basic survival supplies you can use in any situation.

Benchmade 162 Bushcrafter Knife Review

Benchmade 162 Bushcrafter Knife Review

Benchmade 162 Bushcrafter Knife Review

This Benchmade Bushcrafter is everything you hoped for in a serious outdoor knife. This Benchmade eats realistic outdoor tasks for breakfast with room left over for extreme use. A premium knife that will give you unsurpassed reliability for adventures planned and unplanned. The drop-point blade is made from hard S30V stainless steel that holds an edge exceptionally well.

Specifications:

  • Color: Black
  • Blade length 4.43″
  • Overall length 9.2″
  • Weight 7.72 oz.
  • High ground drop-point blade with a polished finish
  • S30V stainless steel blade

The Benchmade 162 comes with a leather sheath with a holder for a fire starter rod. The sheath also has a D-ring so it can be clipped to a belt key holder. This is an overbuilt, sturdy, and sharp knife, perfect for its intended use like camping & hunting. Perfect size. Perfect weight. So sharp you could shave my arm with it. Sturdy holster. Made of S30V strong steel. If I had a choice of one knife for bushcrafting it would be this one.

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Conclusion

The Benchmade Bushcrafter is a top-quality knife. It is a great knife to have on your side belt. Very functional and sharp. Excellent knife for any situation.

Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 Tent Review

Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 Tent Review

Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 Tent Review

The Alps Lynx 1 is a solo tent with 1 door and 1 vestibule for extra storage that is a great choice for the person looking to go light but wants full features. The polyester fly will keep you snug and secure in almost any weather. The attached vestibule gives you room to stow any extra gear while you wait out the storm or sleep the night away. The shock-corded aluminum frame is strong, easy and fast to use because it connects to the tent with clips. All the main fly and floor seams are factory sealed so you can use it right out of the bag. The Lynx has waterproof end walls extending halfway up the tent, eliminating the need for fly coverage and thus saving weight.

Specifications:

  • Color: Clay
  • Size: One Size
  • Item Weight: 6.2 pounds
  • Polyester taffeta
  • Freestanding two-pole design with 7000 series aluminum poles
  • Easy assembly with pole clips
  • 75D 185T polyester fly resists UV damage and stays taut
  • Factory-sealed fly and floor seams give best weather protection
  • 75D 185T poly taffeta floor with 2000mm coating
  • Vestibule for gear storage and extra weather protection
  • Weatherproof fly buckles on for maximum adjustability and protection
  • Half mesh walls increase ventilation
  • Extra-large #8 zippers on door and vestibule
  • Includes: Mesh Storage Pockets, Gear Loft, 7075 Aluminum Stakes, and Guy Ropes

Vestibule, Storage and Ventilation

The large vestibule is an essential feature of this tent. It allows you to store a large 65-liter pack in the vestibule while sleeping. It has three mesh stash pockets inside the tent, one is suspended above the head area and is removable as a gear loft. Another essential feature in this tent are the mesh walls. The two side walls and the back wall are mesh, as well as the doorway. Which allows for ventilation during those hot summer days.

Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 Tent Review

 

Rain Fly, Zippers and Poles

The rain fly is great, very durable and quality sealed. It buckles to each corner and has adjustable tension straps for quick setup, removal, and adjustment of the rain fly. The zipper is good, smooth and quiet. The poles are made of sturdy aluminum with a nice color to them, and the tent is very fast and easy to set up and takedown. The instructions are attached to the inside of the carrying bag for easy setup.

Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 Tent Review

 

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Conclusion

The Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 is a great tent for the money, has a good design, offers plenty of room for one person to sleep comfortably and have all of their gear safely stored and protected within the unit. The Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 tent is a great tent, especially for the price.