If you know anything about me you know I’m a sucker for good packaging, so when I opened the box of goodies Ursa Major sent Misadventures, it was love at first sight. But, okay, okay, we shouldn’t judge a moisturizer by its cover…so here I am to review, with a little more depth, the Face …

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At first blush, the idea behind Pat’s Backcountry Beverages is genius. You don’t want to carry in beer on a hiking trip. It’s heavy, and it gets warm and flat by the time that you’d actually want to take a swig. But you’d also secretly love to be that person that pulls out a cold one at the end of the trail. Pat’s Backcountry facilitates this fantasy by saying, hey, listen, don’t sweat it. Here’s a tube of goo that will MAKE beer. Just add water. Oh, and this activator packet. And don’t forget the carbonator. Oh! And maybe a mixer?

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Are you ever on a mountain or leading a camping trip for five-to-ten naked cherubs who won’t stop blowing their damn conchs even though you told them a million times and you’re like, where’s the wine? Me, too. Me, too. It can be such a hassle to lug the hooch on any backcountry trip, especially …

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I’m writing the review for the La Siesta Double Hammock while sitting in the La Siesta Double Hammock. I’m hung between two juniper trees and because it’s April in Arizona, the wind is howling. Luckily the extra parachute silk material is blocking some of the gusts, at least enough to write. You’d probably prefer to …

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OK y’all. It’s time to get intimate. Let’s talk about undies. I’m one of those people who likes to know where the things I own come from. “Who made this? What’s the story behind this object?” I ask myself as I browse. It’s one of the reasons I love all things handmade. I relish in …

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