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Off-Grid Illumination: Nokero ‘Self-Perpetuating’ Solar Light

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Haul Huge Loads: Mystery Ranch ‘Glacier’ Pack 2016

The burly construction of the Mystery Ranch ‘Glacier’ is made for heavy work and is tested hard in Montana for this review.

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‘Barlow Knife’ Gets An Upgrade

With a long and storied history, the Barlow is a design that has seen few significant changes. But you can open this model with one hand.

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Solar Cooker: GoSun Stove Bakes Food With Sunshine

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Backcountry Bartender: Stanley Flask, Shot-Glass Set

For slightly classier backcountry boozing, the Stanley Stainless Steel Shot Glass and Flask is an upgrade.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Hennessy ‘Explorer’ Hammock Tested In MN ‘Jungles’

The Hennessy Jungle Explorer Zip: Nasty blood suckers and torrential downpours don’t stand a chance.

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Bike Camping Gear Made, Tested In America

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Field Test: Avex ‘Brew’ Stainless-Steel Pint Glass

Tough and durable, the Avex Brew Pint Glass is everything I didn’t realize I wanted in a do-all outdoors cup.

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I’ve always preferred to drink out of glass pints, so the stainless-steel option was a solution for a problem I didn’t think existed. But over this summer, I’ve had the opportunity to use a few stainless pints, including one from Avex

The company’s Brew Pint Glass is one step better than the other stainless options put in front of me at campsites and picnics this year. The 20oz, vacuum-sealed vessel is covered in a non-slip plastic coating with about an inch of stainless lip exposed.

A removable silicone ring straddles the line between the plastic body and stainless lip, and a bottle opener is concealed on the bottom of the glass.

Testing The Pint Glass

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