Friday, May 25, 2018

Before You Head Out - Tent Check - Backpacking Basics

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Before you head out on your next adventure, make sure to perfect a Tent Check to prevent a wide range of potential problems from developing/taking place on your adventure.

This is Backpacking Basics!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The US Army’s Next Ruck - MOLLE 4000 Rucksack First Look

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Want to see the latest US Army rucksack before anyone else?  This pack is still in the testing phase but I've been able to get my hands on what should be the final version.

This is the MOLLE 4000 Rucksack!

Monday, May 21, 2018

The World's Biggest Match! – UCO Behemoth Sweetfire Matches Review

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This is the Largest Match in the World....but does bigger mean better?

Hint : This isn't a perfect product.

Today Luke is reviewing the UCO Behemoth Sweetfire Matches.


Price : $5 on the UCO web site.  $11.50 on Amazon

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Stormproof strikeable tip, can be used with included striker in bag, eliminating need for matches.
Made from sugarcane waste - bagasse is a fibrous sugarcane by-product and is used around the world as a renewable bio fuel.
Each Behemoth is 5.5" long.


BurnTime: 15 mins/point
Weight: 0.8oz (23g) each
Dims: 5.5" x 0.75" x 0.4" (14 x 2 x 1 cm) each

Review :

My review for these are essentially the same as with the other stormproof sweetfire fire starters with the exception that this is much, much bigger.  With the longer burn time comes expanded capabilities in nastier, wetter weather.  This is not a fire starter for your average fire but those which involve a great deal of wet material.. Without a doubt there are situations which call for a fire starter like that but for most people it is less likely.

Good addition to any kit

Not waterproof.

Not windproof.

Great for perfect weather conditions.

Car camping


Situations where you can do a better job at keeping them dry

Sunday, May 20, 2018