Gear Reviews

CamelBak Sequoia 22 Hiking Pack

As a person who hikes most days of the week doing trail patrol, leading hikes and volunteering at our local state parks in Sonoma, I need a technical pack. It has to have a lot of pockets and places to stash maps, snacks, first aid kit, trash bags and emergency gear. The Sequoia 22 hiking … Continue reading »

Organic Fuel Whey Protein Powder

I wasn’t looking for protein powder, but when Organic Fuel Whey Protein Powder, made by Organic Valley, landed on my doorstep, I discovered that I liked it. The flavor is good, it doesn’t have a chalky taste and adds needed protein to my backpacking diet. Protein powder is one of those products that never hit … Continue reading »

Trailfoody, a subscription for outdoor foodies

Trailfoody is a subscription service that provides a variety of healthy, flavorful snacks to fuel outdoor recreation whether it’s hiking, skiing, paddling, fishing or other fun. It’s like a Christmas stocking full of treats every couple of weeks. There are different subscription levels that dictate the time interval between deliveries. I got to sample Trailfoody … Continue reading »

HydraPak SoftFlask Collapsible Bottles

HydraPak SoftFlask bottles come in small sizes to accommodate energy gels or liquids. Made of soft thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), the collapsible, flexible material is remarkably strong and resistant to abrasion, even when abused on the backpacking trail. The company states that if used for gels, the 150 ml flask can hold five servings and the … Continue reading »