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Testing positive for EnduroPacks at the Chicago Marathon

If they tested for substances after the Chicago Marathon, I would have tested positive for naturally occurring ionic minerals. Fortunately, the natural ingredients found in the Enduropacks liquid electrolyte bottles are all natural.  Training derailed by injury I would love to report that Enduropacks helped me train to a new personal best, but that was not to be. However, […]

Pro Packing Cubes

Pro packing cubes are handy organizers

My suitcase of choice is a backpack; however, I often use a duffel bag on road trips or on some plane trips. I just throw my stuff in the bag. While this makes for easy packing, it can end up making the trip a little frustrating at times when trying to find that one shirt […]

Arrowhead backpack

Arrowhead backpack review

Recently on a backpacking trip through Forest Glen Preserve in central Illinois, I tried out the Arrowhead backpack from Outdoor Products. I was quite pleased with the performance, and you cannot beat the price point. For this reason I think it is a perfect backpack for a beginner. Some people when they begin a new […]


PACK is the ultimate backpack gear organizer

I was thrilled to get my hands on the PACK. This device helps organize the items in your backpack, so they can be easily found. Then when you arrive at your destination, you can use the PACK to hang all your items in one simple step. This is why the PACK is the ultimate backpack […]

Gobi Gear Hoboroll

Gobi Gear Hoboroll gear review

When you travel as much as I do, for a travel item to be a staple in the backpack, it must have multiple purposes. This is what I like about the Gobi Gear Hoboroll. It can be used to get more gear in your backpack in an organized fashion, or you can use the shoulder […]