Monthly Archives: July 2010

I pulled the trigger…

After much debate, I finally pulled the trigger on the famed Therm-A-Rest NeoAir. I had been wanting one of course since they came out, but I really didn’t want to spend the money. Besides, as a fairly new backpacker still, … Continue reading

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Out For Repair / Upgrade

It is nice to know that once you buy a product, the company in which the product was bought from will continue to stand behind their product, yes, even after they get it off of their shelves and into my … Continue reading

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Preparing my wife for a mid-October GSMNP hike

My wife and I will be doing a thru-hike of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in mid-October of this year. To do so, there is a few more items that my wife needs to be able to do the … Continue reading

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Sleeping Pads

In these videos I have attempted to explain some of the basic differences between both closed cell and open cell sleeping pads. In the first video I have tried to explain some of the basic differences between these two types … Continue reading

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Outdoor Research Graphic Dry Sack

I recently received one of these 15 liter OR Graphic dry sacks to test for Backpackgeartest.org. This dry sack is of course waterproof, durable and light weight, but what makes this sack unique is that it is offered with a … Continue reading

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Exped Air Pillow

I have been using the Kelty Camp Pillow as my backpacking pillow since I started backpacking. It has been great to have along, but I always wondered if there was something a little better… By this I meant something lighter, … Continue reading

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Jag Bag Silk Liners

I have two homemade sleeping liners at this point. One is a fleece liner with a half zip. It can actually be used for really cold weather to line my sleeping bag and add a couple of degrees to my … Continue reading

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July 4th at Pickwick

For the 4th of July this year the wife and I and a few other friends headed to the lake for the weekend. This was a great chance for us to take some of our new camping gear out, such … Continue reading

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