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Gear Review: Altai Hok Skis


If you haven't heard of “Altai Hok,” you are not alone.  What is an “Altai Hok” and its origin?  According to the website, the skis were inspired by backcountry skiers of the Altai Mountains in North Asia where Altais were born (www.altaiskis.com). The best way I can describe the Altai READ MORE

SteriPEN Ultra Review


As a long-distance hiker and ultralight backpacker I am always looking for lightweight, reliable, and robust gear to bring into the backcountry.  In 2007, while on the Appalachian Trail, I was exposed to the original SteriPEN.  A handful of hikers were using the ultraviolet pen shaped light to purify their READ MORE