Impressed with trials of 45N68W, a non-DEET, natural repellant that’s been well worth testing in Florida’s buggy conditions to keep flying insects, especially mosquitoes, at bay.
Outdoor Gear for Florida
Reviews and recommendations on outdoor gear appropriate for Florida and where to find it.
John’s first backpack is now a museum piece. Sandy went through a variety of packs before settling on the comfortable Osprey Ariel. Here’s what we now carry, and why.
For a couple of backpackers that want to share a sleeping bag, the Big Agnes Cabin Creek turns out to be an economical but bulky solution.
Having received a Blender Bottle GoStak to test some months ago, we’ve been trying to figure out uses for it while backpacking. As hard as we tried, we just couldn’t find a use for them in our very weight-conscious backpacks. It’s just hard to beat a lightweight inexpensive zip closure plastic bag. However, not all […]
Testing what worked best for documenting bike trails during a ride, we found the combination of a cheap Canon PowerShot and the Versa Handlebar Strap Mount a winner for us
After finishing a bike ride, I tried one of the Clif Bar new flavors: Sierra Trail Mix with peanuts/chocolate/raisins. They’d sent a box of bars for us to try out and share the results with you. It was really good! It tastes more like a home made soft cookie than an energy bar. I have […]
John trail-tests the Columbia Omni-Freeze Zero T-shirt after being introduced to the new fabric by a Columbia rep at the grand opening of REI Jacksonville.
If it’s tick season, or if it’s going to be wet and muddy, we break out our Dirty Girl Gaiters. Here’s why we don’t leave home with this piece of gear.
After months of using my Dorcy headlamp as just an everyday flashlight, the opportunity finally came to give it a real test. I headed off on the Florida Trail with the Dorcy 41-2093 as my do-everything light. Winter is the best time to hike in Florida. Cooler, and often with less bugs. But with winter […]
Our Dorcy Lantern arrived the night before our Big O Hike Trip. With it being a ‘social’ hike instead of a backpacking trip we would be spending the next ten nights in Primrose, our vintage VW camper. After a long drive in the rain to Okeechobee, I needed to work on the windshield wipers twice. […]