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A blog about my outdoor obsessions which inspire me to design apparel for extreme sports. Here you will read about rock climbing routes, mountain bike trails, mountaineering tours, urban extreme sports, wildlife encounters and other outdoor stuff.

Owner: catascouts

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Language: English

Tags: outdoor, extreme sports, climbing, mountainbiking, base jumping

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  • Yama Mountain Gear DIY Cuben Fiber Stuff Sack Kit Review
    on Apr 27, 2015 in outdoor gear review
    Ever sat for hours drooling over a Cuben tarp, wishing you could somehow justify the price? As someone who's done this a whole lot more than they'd like to admit, I've naturally wondered if it'd just be cheaper to buy a roll of Cuben Fiber and make o...
  • Polymath Products Mini Survival Tin Review
    on Mar 4, 2015 in outdoor gear review
    You could debate for years about what should be included in a compact survival kit (and people do!). So for the purposes of this review I'm going to comment on what is in the kit, rather than what could be in the kit.Following the reviews of the fant...
  • Polymath Products EDC Fire Kit Review
    on Jan 22, 2015 in outdoor gear review
    Here's another great kit from Polymath Products, following the same design as the UCSK, the EDC Fire Kit. (Hereafter referred to as the "EDCFK")This probably isn't one for the ultralight backpackers, but aimed more towards bushcrafters and general...
  • Leki Carbon Titanium AS Poles Review
    on Jan 17, 2015 in outdoor gear review
    A walking pole is a walking pole, right...? Wrong.There are many types of walking pole, many different designs, features, materials and weights, and they're not all created equal.Until last year I was oblivious to the benefits of using poles (and if...
  • Warbonnet 3-Season Yeti Underquilt Review
    on Jan 12, 2015 in outdoor gear review
    CBS, or "Cold Butt Syndrome" is a widely encountered problem among hammock campers.There are many solutions, but the one that stands out above all of the others is the underquilt. It's a well known fact that underquilts greatly improve the comfort of...
  • UCSK Polymath Ultra Compact Survival Kit Review
    on Dec 24, 2014 in outdoor gear review
    You could debate for years about what should be included in a compact survival kit (and people do!), so for the purposes of this review I'm going to comment on what is in the kit, rather than what could be in the kit.The UCSKSo what's a polymath? Wel...
  • Klymit Inertia X-Frame Ultra Lightweight Sleeping Mat Review
    on Dec 10, 2014 in outdoor gear review
    First of all, here's a disclaimer:This is not a pad designed for hammock camping, if you decide to use it in a hammock it may break, trust me...During my testing period I decided to use the pad in my hammock, I caught my head in one of the holes and...
  • How To Vlog with a GoPro while on a Bike - DIY GoPro Pole for Your MTB
    on Nov 26, 2014 in DIY
    Will this work? (Update: see video below)I gotta test it and update this with a video but for now, here's my DIY GoPro pole.Get an aluminum bar like this one, strap it along the frame of your bike with velcro tape and you're done. I used this bar for...
  • Vargo Ti-Lite 750 ml Titanium Mug Review
    on Oct 20, 2014 in outdoor gear review
    The Ti-Lite 750 Titanium Mug from Vargo is an ultralight 750 ml hybrid of a cooking and drinking vessel, resulting in the perfect centerpiece for a solo ultralight cook-set. The mug weighs only 137g (4.8oz) and is large enough to cook a decently size...
  • Vango Alto 40 Backpack Review
    on Sep 14, 2014 in outdoor gear review
    I've been walking and climbing for a while now, and there's always one thing that bugs me every time I do a one night camping trip.Do I use the 60L rucksack, and have too much space and end up carrying extra gear to fill it, or do I use the 25L day p...
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