Monthly Archives: April 2012

Book Review: 46 Days (Keeping up with Jennifer Pharr Davis on the Appalachian Trail)

In a recent book order that my wife and I placed, I picked up this book 46 Days (Keeping up with Jennifer Pharr Davis on the Appalachian Trail). I have my own desire to thru hike the Appalachian Trail someday, … Continue reading

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I am the Trail Groove Contest Winner!

The Trail Groove web site is a number of things. It is an online magazine, a blog and a forum that is open to the public which was created “to provide a unique online media experience for the backpacking, hiking, … Continue reading

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Survival Bracelets By COBRABRAID

Every since I got into backpacking I have noticed that a fair amount of people in this sport tend to wear “survival bracelets,” both on the trail and not. However, I never really considered wearing one simply because I already … Continue reading

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Are You A Camper Or A Hiker?

Andrew Skurka has written The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide “from the perspective of an unapologetic Ultimate Hiker” which he defines as a “backpacker who simply loves to walk.” And while he has written this book to be targeted at hikers … Continue reading

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Fare-The-Well, Original NeoAir…

Out with the old, and in with the new… This is what Therm-A-Rest has recently done with the popular NeoAir series of pads. A few years ago it started with the original NeoAir (as seen in the picture above) and … Continue reading

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Snow Leopard Original Cooking System by Flat Cat Gear

I first came across the Flat Cat alcohol stove a number of months ago thanks to a blog post by Jason Klass. When I watched the video that Jason included in the entry, I thought that the Flat Cat was … Continue reading

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