A light source is pretty important to have when you’re doing any kind of camping. For someone like me who doesn’t exactly follow a regular sleeping pattern, it’s absolutely essential. When photographing the auroras or stars in the unfamiliar wilderness, I’d be completely lost if my light failed on a moonless night.
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Even before my 5-year bike trip started, I'd been using the MSR Hubba tent for four summers of touring. That means I've slept in this tent for hundreds of nights. So this review comes from plenty of experience.
When the topic of filters comes up, almost all photographers will tell you to go for the expensive option. Cheap glass in front of your high quality lens must be a horrible idea, right? Usually, yes. But there may be exceptions. I tried the cheapest ND 1000 filter I could find.
Short and sweet: In my opinion, Rock ’n’ Roll makes the best bicycle chain lubes out there. I’ve used the blue Extreme for years and it keeps my chain both clean and lubricated.
As a bike tourer who prefers wild camping off the grid, I need a good solution for powering my electronics. Lots of methods are fine for phones and USB devices, but a laptop - especially a Mac - is more challenging.