Written by Paul Wowk
When backpacking, tying things to my pack is a requirement. There are not many backpacks big enough to carry my tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad inside. Tying to the outside is a must, and usually it involves simple knots and a rope. I thought that a rope would be sufficient until I saw the the Tribe One PackNet. They have come up with a much better solution to tie stuff to a pack.
Tribe one offers multiple PackNets for multiple purposes. These products include the LP Series PackNet, the OP series MiniNet, the RackNet, and the PackTach Set. This review covers the LP Series PackNet which comes with 6 individual PackTach carabiner. Everything can be bought separately, however, the PackNet and the PackTach carabiners work extremely well together.
Article by Slaton L. White
Given the emphasis on mountain bikes, climbing, and standup paddling, you might be forgiven if, at first glance, you think the show doesn’t merit your attention. That would be a grave error, as this show has a lot to offer hunters and anglers. Many of us camp, and many of us backpack into remote areas to enjoy the wilderness. This show caters to that spirit, and as a result, it has a ton of tents, sleeping bags, packs, boots, knives, flashlights, and all the other cool stuff that make camping fun. If you peer deep enough, you’ll also find a surprising number of hunters here as well. When I stopped at one booth to look at a pair of full-rand boots, the manufacturer rep asked, “Elk hunter?” I nodded, and he said, “Me, too.”