Long-Term Review: ZebraLight H51


Since purchasing my ZebraLight H51 back in February 2012, I have happily used this light on every hike I have been on, not to mention car camping trips, use around the house and in the car, and some reading at night. When I first decided to buy this light, I was taken back a bit due to the $64 price tag, however, now that I have put this light to a lot of good use for the past 4 years & 8 months, I can honestly say that the light was worth every penny! Continue reading

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September 2016 AT Section Hike: Sam’s Gap to Hot Spring’s… & Other Things In-Between!!!

I finally got to get out for another hike! But first, let me get real… Continue reading

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April 2016 AT Section Hike: Unicoi Gap (GA) to Deep Gap (NC)

Last weekend (April 29th – May 1st) I was able to hit the trail again! This time with 6 others, making it a pretty good size group! Earlier in the year I had talked with my buddy Chris and learned that he and a few others were planning to finish up the GA section of the Appalachian Trail during the last weekend of April. I checked my schedule and found that while I couldn’t make the entire hike, I could make most of it… So we started planning… Continue reading

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Back on the trail again…finally!

YES! Last weekend (Feb 5, 6 & 7) the stars aligned for a brief moment, and in that moment I went. As I said in my last post, my outings would drastically decrease for the next unforeseeable future, and while I miss the outdoors, I choose not to pass up on my children growing up. Yes, I could (and have) taken them with me into the wonderful great outdoors, however, they have their own activities, which fills all of our time. However, for this one weekend, events happened just so, which gave me the opportunity to get outdoors again… to breath in that mountain air… to fall asleep beneath the stars and the Milky Way, and to wake up to the sun peaking over the mountains… And that is exactly what I did! Continue reading

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Taking A Break…

P1050021As I mentioned in my last video, I am stepping away from my blog, and my YouTube channel for a while. I will not be posting anything new for quite some time, however, I will still be around to reply to comments/questions here on my blog, or my other social networking sites (although, it may not always be immediately). Thankfully, I can say that this is not for any bad reasons, in fact, it’s good. My kids are growing up (way too fast) and it has come to the point that my free time is going towards them, as opposed to getting away for hikes, or spending time online.

I just wanted to take the time though to say thank you to everyone that has, or will, frequent my blog, or my other related sites. I have enjoyed the journey to get to where I am at. I have enjoyed documenting that progress, and I have enjoyed sharing it with everyone that has stopped by to take a look. I have enjoyed the conversations that have taken (and will take) place, not to mention, several really good friends that I have met and hiked with through my blog.

As well, I needed to do this post because I want to make it clear that I will no longer be available to review gear, or the like. I still receive a number of emails from folks that want me to review their gear, or to help promote their new idea’s. Nothing against anyone, but I just don’t have the time. Not trying to be rude, but I have recently stopped even replying to these emails, which I will continue to do so.

So, again, thanks to everyone that has stopped by. As well, feel free to continue to comment or ask questions on posts, and I will reply (as long as it’s not to review gear). At this time, I am planning to pick my blog back up eventually, but to be totally honest, who know’s what will happen in the end. So, until then, happy hiking!


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AT Section Hike: Erwin, TN, to Sam’s Gap

Last weekend, my son and I started out on a different hike than what we thought… Continue reading

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