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New Hiking Products, Jan 09, 2017

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vargo triad alcohol stove

We are into the second week of a new year (wow, already!) and a few new hiking related products have already hit the market. Here are three that I thought I would highlight.

  1. Vargo Outdoors ‘Triad Multi-Fuel Stove’ – a smaller, lighter (titanium) version of their existing multi-fuel stove.
  2. How to Hike the Appalachian Trail: A Comprehensive Guide to Plan and Prepare for a Successful Thru-Hike‘ – a new book by Chris Cage, the owner of the awesome Greenbelly Meal Bars.
  3. Borah Gear ‘Ultralight Down Vest’ – which is of course not new, but it has been re-introduced back onto their website store.

Be sure to follow my patreon page https://www.patreon.com/hikelighter for more announcements and early access!

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Written by John B. Abela

January 9, 2017 at 1:25 pm

Posted in Gear Announcements

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  1. What’s up with the Patreon thing? I’ve never come across a blog where I had to pay to read the content. Aren’t you suppose to make money from advertisers? And isn’t that suppose to be based on your readership? Well you just lost a subscriber since I don’t want to get an email that charges me money to read the real content.

    John Fox

    January 9, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    • Hello,

      Well I suppose if you think that my monitoring hundreds of websites every hour, 24/7/365, for the many years that I have been doing this, has not cost me anything, you would be wrong,

      And I suppose if you think the hundreds of man hours I have invested in writing up the announcement posts should not count for anything but you leaving, but all means do.

      If you do leave and you think doing so, or even the threat of, will affect my future decision to keep, or not keep, using patreon, you would yet again be wrong.

      In fact, since I started posted at patreon, I have posted more content there then I have at hikelighter.com and facebook put together!

      Why? Because clearly there are some folks willing to share a single dollar a month for the type of information that I gather and share. And, I enjoy giving back of my time and resource for those who give, if even only a tiny bit each month. Further, most of those who have become patrons have done so simply to support me – kind folks they are. Kind of like me.

      And, in closing, I just have to wonder why anybody that follows me would be whining about a single dollar a month… it is not exactly like the type of gear and such that I write about can be bought at the 99-cent store. ;)

      (oh, and for the record – yet again – my starting patreon has(d) nothing to do with money… but in order to understand that you would have had to actually read what I wrote on my main patreon page, and if you had done that, you probably would not have posted this comment in the first place)

      ps: i actually pay wordpress to not have advertisements on my blog… my goodness, imagine the thought of actually doing that!

      John B. Abela

      January 9, 2017 at 11:04 pm


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