GU Chomps, Gels, and Roctane: Chomps and Gels were great as always. Roctane was perfect for my needs, it had a good amount of sugar, tons of energy, and a good flavor.
Kelty Red Cloud Pack: Was great It fit real well and for how big a pack, it sat low at the top. I was concerned about noise but there was no problem.
Black Diamond Storm Headlamp: The light quality was great. On one hunt I didn't start hiking until 7:30 pm and ended up bushwhacking a new trail. The Storm had good distance and a bright light. This is an area (headlamps) where double the price tag of a poor light more than doubled the performance (IMHO). The strap held position while on my head but slipped out of position every time I took it off. Had to re-adjust it every morning but it did adjust very easy.
Streamlight Scorpion Flashlight: I liked it a lot. Rubber grip, easy to hold onto and a good quality beam.
Streamlight The Siege Lantern (most surprising purchase). Waterproof light that will float if dropped in water. Very bright lantern for a large tent, 3 brightness settings and a red light selection. The top can be removed so the light can hang from the ceiling and not have anything obstruct the light. Nice and small easy to move around with. three points to hang it from. Works well ice fishing to-boot.
Mountain House Meals: Had eggs for the first time. I bought one to try at home and it did not agree with me. The rest were fine. Bought a Backpackers Pantry meal and that was not what I was looking for. Seemed to taste more like fresh veggies, not a problem, but just takes too long to absorb and I just preferred Mountain House taste.
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