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With all the smoke in the area NMBL and I are staying home and getting things done. One of those things is to work on reviews of more gear. Here’s another featuring the DutchWare Gear Half-Wit hammock. DutchWare Gear built its reputation on hammock tie-down accessories and making hammocks with the camper/backpacker in mind. As motorcycle hammock campers we’re always looking for good gear that gives us the best chance for success. See if our camping success is improved by the Half-Wit by clicking the link below:

DES & NMBL’s Half-Wit Review

We have a new gear review up n the website. For these last two touring seasons I’ve been using Mosko’s Reckless 80L soft pannier system. In that time I’ve been taking mental notes, and jotting down a few in the background on the website, in preparation for an honest take on the gear. I don’t consider myself a good writer of reviews but I’ll put it out there anyway. First, if people find it helpful then that’s a win right off the bat. Second, the more reviews I write the better review writer I will become. Right?

So here you go: the Mosko Reckless 80L v2.0 review!

DES out.

Not only do we have another review up for you to take a gander at, it’s our first ever guest review. On our last trip we met a couple of Motorcycle Hammock Campers in Nakusp and, after spending time chatting with them around the camp fire, we asked if they would be willing to review some of their gear. Our new friend NG took on the challenge. His review of the Hennessy Hammock, Explorer Deluxe Asym Classic is now a part our Motorcycle Hammock Camping history!

Enjoy the review and let us know what you think. We’re working on a few more at the moment with NMBL having two for the ladies waiting in the wings.

DES out.

NMBL and I have a bunch of electronic devices for touring that gobble up electrons at a rapid rate. Most important is our helmet-comm system. We like to be in constant verbal contact as we ride to communicate hazards, hunger, and just the absolute beauty of the countryside we’re riding through. We’re also keen to put up blog updates and keep in contact with family when necessary. Like many people we do like our electron consuming devices.

Plugs don’t grow on trees. So how do we keep everything charged and happy while we’re riding around and camping in areas where there aren’t any electrical outlets? Well, read NMBL’s review of our charging gear for some insight. She’s got a rundown of our stuff and a bit on how we use it. We’ve definitely got some good stuff but could you imagine a light weight, flexible solar option that can be integrated into riding gear? We can… any solar cell engineers out there want to take up the challenge?

DES out.

Wow! We’re really going gangbusters with the reviews. Check out my review of the ENO Ember 2 Underquilt in the latest post. NMBL has another review written and ready to put up. We’ll likely do that next week. Thanks for reading.

DES out.

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