fire maple stove

Fire Maple Stove Review

Long-time campers have plenty of experience when it comes to stoves. At some time or another everyone uses pop-can stoves, Simmerlite or Whisperlite set-ups, Primus canister stoves or Jet-Boil stoves. There is a world of difference between a good stove and a bad one, and the best ones transform meal preparation into a genuinely enjoyable …

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MLD Trailstar Clone

MLD Trailstar Clone Review

Hey folks. Today on the blog we’re looking an unnamed, unbranded piece of kit from Ali Express. It’s modeled after the MLD Trailstar tarp shelter, so we’re just gonna go ahead and call it the MLD Trailstar Clone. This is one of the many decent-looking tarp options that seem to keep popping up on Ali …

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3F UL Gear Lanshan 2 Tent Review

3F UL Gear Lanshan 2 Tent Review

Hey folks. Today we’re taking a look at the Lanshan 2 tent from 3F UL Gear (sometimes known as Flame’s Creed). You can pick this tent up from Ali Express or Amazon for peanuts, and we’ve been hearing good things about its performance among thrifty campers for a while. So we thought we’d give our …

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Geertop Navigator 2 Plus Tent review

Geertop Navigator 2 Plus Tent Review

Howdy folks. This week on the blog, we wanted to take a look at a real bargain for all you mountaineers out there: the Geertop Navigator 2 Plus. We’ve looked at both Geertop’s Plume and Libra offerings previously, and been impressed by both the quality and the price. But the Navigator 2 Plus offers something …

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Naturehike Star River 2

Naturehike Star River 2 Tent Review

Howdy folks. This week on the blog, we’re taking a look at an interesting 4-season tent: the Naturehike Star River 2. As the weather here is turning a little cold and wet, so our attention turns to all-weather tents that can keep you warm and dry in bitter conditions. The Star River looks capable of …

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Geertop Plume Bivy Review

Geertop Plume Bivy Review

Welcome back folks. Today we’re talking bivvies, and taking a look at a very affordable option for your next adventure – the Geertop Plume. Having been impressed with what I saw from Geertop’s Libra tent, and wanting to do a Bivy review for a while, the Plume fit the bill perfectly in terms of affordability. …

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