Category Archives: Lights

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 as well as in the car, and even … Continue reading

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Post Hike Gear Talk: January 2015 – Hot Springs to Max Patch

Last weekend I met up with a few friends and continued my hike a few miles farther north along the Appalachian Trail. On day 1 we began our hike from the parking lot below Max Patch, and hiked ~7 miles to Walnut … Continue reading

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Olympic National Park Post Hike Gear Talk

My recent hike in the Olympic National Park has now been my longest single backpacking trip. We were out 7 days and 6 nights; the temperatures ranged from around the high 30’s (F) to likely mid 60’s (F), and we … Continue reading

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AT Section Hike & My “HYOH” Rant

Last Thursday I jumped in my car and drove up to Woody Gap, which as many probably know is a gap along the Appalachian Trail 20 miles north of Springer Mountain. I had a separate pack with my hammock, an … Continue reading

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What’s In My Pocket’s?

When preparing for a backpacking trip, I have found that not only is deciding what specific pieces of gear I need to carry vitally important, but that in order to have a good experience, I also need to take the … Continue reading

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First Look: Photon Micro-Light II

After watching the video that Jason Klass did on his “Sundries Kit” a while back, I decided to make a “Ditty Bag” of my own, of course modeled after his Sundries Kit… So, a few weeks ago I decided to … Continue reading

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