I think you said it all in your pros/ vs cons, a different tool for each job! I have all 3 types of these shoes and wear each for the respective adventure. Approach shoes every day, trail runners when going for a short hike or run, and boots for when I need to haul a load! Great write up » 1/30/15 3:18pm 1/30/15 3:18pm

My experience with solar charging in the backcountry has been pretty similar, I have not found the weight sacrifice worth the effort. A few extra specific batteries for whatever device are a better value in my mind. Awesome write up Chris! » 1/02/15 12:08pm 1/02/15 12:08pm

If we had harvested an animal, the plan was to field dress it on site and pack all of the meat out inside of a cheese cloth sack. Field dressing would involve pulling out the back straps, some rib meet, the de-boning the legs, the neck, and also carrying out the whole head for a trophy, or just the antlers depending… » 11/24/14 12:06am 11/24/14 12:06am