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Local Lion 50L Backpack


This unlikely package arrived on my doorstep a few months ago from Gearbest.com, an online retailer, since then, I’ve used it a lot. This 50L dufflebag / backpack cross packs a punch at $32 shipping included. Check out the details below and see what we think.   Features 600D water resistant nylon …

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Arc’teryx Cerium LT Jacket Review


A 850 fill down midlayer weighing 8.6 oz is hard to beat. When Canadian based Arc’teryx is behind it, you know it’s going to be fantastic. And it is. Canadian gear store Live Out There asked us to give an honest review of Arc’teryx’s Cerium LT Jacket and we were …

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5 Clever uses for chapstick


If you’re a DIYer and you don’t watch Intense Angler’s excellent youtube channel, you need to head over and subscribe. John has grown his audience to 150000 subscribers with his popular “Tip of the Week” series. If you’re not convinced, then take at the video above as John demonstrates 5 …

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5 micro-adventure must-haves for families


We all love getting outdoors with our mini adventurers, but we’d be lying if it wasn’t a challenge. Just getting the kids in the car can be adventure enough and when you start looking at your empty day pack and empty cupboards you may be tempted to opt for an …

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Royal Robbins Diablo Shirt and Convoy Shorts


In an effort to simplify, I look for clothing that will serve dual purposes: Quality outdoor clothing that looks good, last long and can be worn outdoors and in the office. After testing out Royal Robbins’ Diablo shirt and Convoy shorts I can happily recommend Royal Robbins as an approved …

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BivySak – Gear Subscription Service


We love good surprises and we love great gear. Let’s be honest, we can never get enough of either. These are two of the many reasons we said yes when offered a sample of BivySak‘s quarterly Gear Subscription service. What is it? For those unfamiliar with gear subscription services, a company …

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DPower Ultralight Stove Review


One of the fun perks of this hobby is that while I’m out adventuring I get to try out new gear. This round we have a butane/propane stove from DPower with built in piezo ignition. With the advent of cheep international shipping we have so many cool pieces of gear …

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I/O Merino Elemental Jacket


  I/O Merino’s Elemental Jacket is a 260 gsm zip-up top designed to be a streamlined, layer that is both fashionable and functional, offering a good look while still boasting the performance of Merino wool. Everyone talks baselayers now-a-days, but not a lot of attention is placed on Mid-weight layers. …

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Grand Trunk Single Hammock


Are you ready for the hammock-life? To be honest I wasn’t sure if I was, and am still not sure, but have found that the Grand Trunk Single Parachute Nylon is a great way to try it out. Why is this? For the single reason that the Grand Trunk hammock …

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Get 15% off Gossamer Gear!


This affiliate deal has come to an end. I hope you all enjoy your packs. Feel free to email me if you’d like another discount code on a Gossamer Gear Pack. Interested in 15% off awesome lightweight backpacking gear for the summer? If so, I’m happy to announce that I …

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Terramar Sports Thermolator Beanie


Let’s be honest, I’m a Canadian and we call it a toque. That said, even though they call it a beanie, this hat is a nifty, lightweight, packable “beanie” to keep your noggin cool in cold weather and under your helmet. Let’s look at the features and then talk performance: …

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Make Green Changes for Earth Day (Green Giveaway)


At the Outdoor Adventure, we love the great, natural and clean outdoors… and we like to keep it that way. Getting outdoors and preserving the outdoors goes hand in hand. Earth Day rolls around on April 22, 2014, and we see it as an opportunity to reflect on the importance of …

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