CRKT Amicus knife, designed by Jesper Voxnaes

When I first handled the Amicus™from CRKT®, I was surprised by the heft. With a weight of 6.7 ounces, it’s no lightweight. But once I opened the blade, I found it to be nicely balanced. For a knife that’s all steel, that’s no easy task. Of course, with a name like Amicus, which means friend … Read more

Thermarest Corus HD Has Warmth Not Weight

The Thermarest Corus HD quilt is new for 2016 and Thermarest says it is their most technical down quilt.  I am a big fan of quilts, although I do enjoy burrowing up into a warm sleeping bag.  Camping or backpacking quilts are more popular recently and there are good reasons for this.  The biggest advantage … Read more

Barebones Trailblazer Flashlight

In my search for a new flashlight to light up the outdoors, I stumbled across the Barebones Trailblazer Flashlight. Reading that the Trailblazer was able to put out loads of light and was rechargeable, this flashlight instantly sparked my interest. Then I saw that while not charging up, you can recharge your USB devices with this flashlight. And who doesn’t want … Read more