Gear Reviews


Gear Review: Meal Kit Supply Meals Ready To Eat

Date: 15 Sep, 2015  No Comments  admin

What is it? Meal Kit Supply makes meals that are ready to eat upon opening the package. These meals are as convenient as it gets when it comes to having minimal time to prep and minimal resources available. Our “8 For 22” team used these meals on Denali during our summit push due to how

The Denali 7: Dan Wiwczar, John Krueger, Nathan Perrault, AJ Hunter, Nick Watson, Daniel Pond, Demond Mullins.

Mountaineering can offer vets a chance to get out of their ‘own head’

Date: 10 Sep, 2015  No Comments  admin

There’s something about veterans and the call of the mountains. Sure, the adventure and the adrenaline and everything that comes with being outdoors is a big part of it.But perhaps nowhere else in the civilian world is that single-minded sense of mission and clarity of focus — so much a part of military life —


Gear Review: DeLorme InReach Explorer

Date: 05 Sep, 2015  No Comments  admin

WHAT IS IT? The only device you really need in the backcountry. A rugged handheld global satellite communicator that allows you to send and receive text messages, mark waypoints, navigate a route, track and share your journey, and in the event of an emergency, send out an SOS signal. WHO IS IT FOR? Any outdoor enthusiast –

Outdoor Retailer Show: a military veterans perspective

Date: 04 Feb, 2013  No Comments  admin

I spent last week in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Outdoor Retailer Show. I was there to find out what outdoor companies are working with military veterans and to remind companies to consider veterans in their marketing of outdoor gear. My goal was to partner my veteran non-profit (Veterans Expeditions or VetEx) with any outdoor company

Marmot Silverton Jacket

Gear Review: Marmot Silverton Jacket

Date: 04 Jun, 2012  No Comments  admin

 1. What is It? The Marmot Silverton Jacket. The color is Fern/Wintergreen. The jacket retails for $495. It is a hard shell built to withstand big mountain weather without the weight and bulk of most Jacket’s in this category. 2. Who is this Jacket for? The Marmot Silverton Jacket is for the back country skier and snowshoer who wants a

Nick Little Bird Surfing

Gear Reviews by Veterans Who Know Gear

Date: 04 Jun, 2012  No Comments  admin

Gear reviews will be written by military veterans who have been using and testing gear as they train with VetEx for upcoming expeditions, races, and events. The criteria for the reviews has been created with knowledge and experience of both military deployments and wilderness guiding. We bring a very practical approach to our reviews. Please note that