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Trip Tarp

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Trip Tarp is a factional aide memoire for backpacking. Made from lightweight nylon, it is printed with a listing of the 10 essentials for backpacking. Since it’s a tarp, it can be used for a variety of applications such as a ground cloth, shelter and equipment cover.

-7′ multi-purpose tarp with concisely curated list of backpacking gear
-Category-specific Flex-Zones™ for easy, organized gear sorting
-Hints, tips, and best practices for wilderness travel according to category
-Lightweight, weather-proof 70D ripstop nylon
-Weighs 8.8 oz.
-4 corner tie-downs, 4 edge grommets for use as solo, kitchen or emergency shelter
-Developed by a professional backpacking guide

Prototypes available now from triptarp.myshopify.com/products/prototype-backpacking.

OR – NanoHeat Blanket from Adventure Medical Kits

Monday, January 11th, 2016

This is the new NanoHeat Blanket from Adventure Medical Kits.  It reflects 80% body heat and is water and spill proof yet has a soft hand unlike traditional space blankets.  Silver on one side and green on the other.  Shipping next month.


OR – Grand Trunk Introduces Krytek Patterns To Hammock Line

Thursday, January 7th, 2016


Hammock maker Grand Trunk has introduced Kryptek Highlander, Yeti and Typhon to their line.



OR – Selk’Bag Introduces RealTree Xtra Bags

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Selk’Bag  offers sleeping bags you can wear as a garment, complete with arms and legs. They’re also great for sleeping.  While they’ve offered eat he tines in the past, this year they are introducing two models in the RealTree Xtra Camo pattern.

The Pursuit model is the lighter of the two and the Instinct will perform down to 21 Deg F.  Both use a water resistant micro fiber face fabric to keep the noise down and for comfort.  Also, both models are sized M-XXL.


QuickTop Shelters Is Now BivX Tents

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Using technology developed for CBRNE Decon shelters, BivX Tents are manufactured just outside of DC by a Government contractor.  Originally, they began to sell pop-up wall-less versions of their shelters.  Now, they’ve taken the extra step to rebrand and offer full shelters with end walls and side doors.  These go right up, using an expandable frame.  Don’t forget, they are available in several color options as well as customized printing for logos. Due to their ease of use and durability, I fully expect to see these start to show up at trade shows this year.  



Sub-Arctic Winter Bivouacking

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Enjoy this 1955 US Army training film and consider two things. First, how much has changed such as clothing systems and second, how much hasn’t like tentage.

Kelty Tru.Comfort Sleeping Bag

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Kelty is introducing the Tru.Comfort line which are a bit different than your traditional mummy bags.  Insulated with ThermaPro, Tru.Comfort sleeping bags feature Kelty’s proprietary two-layer blanket system enabling users to not only regulate their temperature but also offers more room through the torso and legs.  This allows users to tuck up their knees, sleep on their side and roll over. Lastly, Tru.Comfort bags have the comfort-tuck zipper system so feet to peek out as well as an oversized hood and a toggle to keep the interior blanket secure.


The Tru.Comfort line includes: the 20 degree sleeping bag in regular, long and a women’s shape ranging from $119.35 to $139.95 and the 35 degree sleeping bag in regular and long, priced at $109.95 and $129.95.

Coming Spring 2016.


NEMO Equipment – PUFFIN Blanket in MultiCam

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015


NEMO’s Puffin Blanket is constructed of DWR-treated ripstop fabric with Stratofiber insulation. It also features buttons which allow the blanket to be folded at the end to create a foot pocket(!), and it comes with a breathable mesh storage bag.

Weight: 2lb, 3oz.

Packed Size: 15″ x 7″

Dimensions: 86″ x 60″

Color: Coyote/Multicam