March 7, 2013

Guide to Spring

  1. Timberland Earthkeepers ($119) On sale now, these waterproof boots prove good looks are tougher than mud and muck from trail to tavern. Outsole crafted from recycled plastic bottles.
  2. 6 Cup Coffee Percolator ($29) Every campsite needs an early morning caffeine kick via fire and coffee grounds. This Chinook model I own from Amazon offers a heat-resistant wooden handle.
  3. Helly Hansen Swift 2 Fleece Jacket ($140) H/H invented the fleece jacket so expectations are high on this anniversary edition full-zip. Enough warmth and insulation for cool Spring mornings.
  4. Big Agnes Long Lake SL ($279) I've trusted Big Agnes for years. This new model is proven to 30 degrees. Stay warm all night and avoid overheating in the early morning hours.
  5. MSR Carbon Reflex 3 ($649) Wide enough to fit three or two plus extra gear inside, this 4lb. tent  offers an exceptional value for long trips - you're going to want you space that 2-man tents won't cut.
  6. CRKT Tomahawk ($180) Small-tree-chopping and kindling-splitting is easier now. Defense against the ever-present Zombie Apocalypse included. Two-sided sharpness proves the investment.
  7. Old Town Canoe ($979) Adventure begins here. No sign-up sheet necessary. 16.4 feet provide a fine balance between weight and long-distance performance. Endless exploration lies ahead.
  8. Woolrich Field Shorts ($45) Whether the decision is to hit the trail for the afternoon or do a beer-run into town, you'll have the style to impress any frisky country girl.
  9. Filson Feather Cloth Shirt ($67) Lightweight and breathable performance will prove comfortable and cool when your bonfire gets a bit too warm. This shirt will suffice thru fall for your adventures.
  10. Kershaw Cryo ($50) The 2012 Blade Magazine Best Buy of the Year won't disappoint. I've carried the knife for months and she's performed daily in a range of critical tasks, field and at home.


Eric said...

Nice list, reminds me that I need to pick up an old town sooner than later. You ever carry a fixed blade when you're out camping? Seems like you're a big fan of folding knives.

Would be awesome if you checked out my Spring Wish List


Mike G said...

IN your new header, there seems to be a apparition of a dog...Where did you see a ghost dog..That is amazing. Or perhaps it the rare "Glowing Lab" from southern N.B.?

Rhon Bell said...

Eric, I have two standby fixed blades. The favorite is a CRKT Free Range. Thanks!


Rhon Bell said...


Haha - yes that ghost dog makes his rounds. I combined a couple photos of the same day. Was a favorite fishing day for me. Lots of good times. Take care and thanks for the note.


Anonymous said...

Ill take two Filson shirts, pair of Timberlands and that Msr tent! Want my address? Haha

Joe G

Anonymous said...

Good collection dude...