Category Archives: Packing

Where am I going, & what am I taking?

In 10 days I will be heading out to complete another 67 miles of the Appalachian Trail! I will begin at 441/Newfound Gap, and will finish at Hot Springs a few days later. After completing this section, I will then … Continue reading

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Packing my Gear for the Foothills Trail

Next week, my buddy Craig & I will be attempting to hike the 77 mile long Foothills Trail from one end to the other, in 2 nights & 3 days. “The Foothills Trail is located along the Blue Ridge Escarpment … Continue reading

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This is how I pack…

I’m getting ready for my first hike of the year, and I’ll tell ya…it just can’t get here fast enough! Next Friday morning, I will meet up with a few old friends (don’t take that the wrong way Hiking Shoes), … 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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Food

As can be told by my last few post, I am preparing to head out on a “milestone” hike with my good buddy Gizmo Joe. By “milestone” I mean, this will be our first “SUL” hike that we each do, … Continue reading

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