Tag Archives: backpacking gear

Post Hike Gear Thoughts

This past hike was quite an experience for me. First and foremost, I got to revisit the same section of trail in which my wife & I experienced our first true backpacking trip. As well, this time I got to … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Thru~Hike Update

Can you imagine what it would be like to take that first step from Springer Mountain…the thoughts rattling inside your head…pure excitement, wonder and awe, lifting one foot at a time and placing it in front of the other…eager to … Continue reading

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Another Backyard Camping Experiment…

The temperatures are finally at a point that I can test out my “winter gear” to the points that they are rated! Of course, this is in my backyard (actually front yard) so the results may be slightly more optimistic … Continue reading

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REI Long Handle Ti Ware Spoon

My normal cooking consist of simply boiling water and adding the water to a Ziploc bag to let some food rehydrate. After doing this I simply eat from the Ziploc bag so that I don’t have to worry about carrying … 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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Just an update

So, I am going back to the Dr this week. It has been about 5 weeks since my back surgery. I must say that I am feeling better, but still a little sore on occasion – depending on what I … Continue reading

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