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Post Hike Gear Talk: March 2015 – Carver’s Gap to Kincora Hostel (Dennis Cove Rd)

I recently met up with a few friends to hike a 40 mile section of the AT (for those that don’t know, that’s the “Appalachian Trail”) from Carver’s Gap to Dennis Cove Rd (or more accurately, to Kincora Hostel on … Continue reading

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Post Hike Gear Talk (Newfound Gap to Max Patch)

I recently headed out for a (much-needed) 4 day section hike along the Appalachian Trail. I covered 50 miles, starting at Newfound Gap in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and finished on the beautiful bald called Max Patch. This … Continue reading

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Updated: ZPacks Solo Plus Hexanet

A few weeks ago I received a prototype of the updated ZPacks Solo Plus Hexanet from Joe (see my write-up here). After checking it out, overall, I was very excited about it, however, there were a few things that I … Continue reading

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Half Pyramid Storm Mode with the ZPacks 6.5×10 Cuben Fiber Flat Tarp

Today I took my ZPacks 6.5 x 10 cuben fiber flat tarp outside to play with some more pitches. I had recently pitched it in a Half-Pyramid pitch and was quite pleased with the amount of room as well as … Continue reading

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ZPacks 6.5 x 10 Cuben Fiber Flat Tarp

As you saw in my recent ZPacks unboxing post, I recently picked up a new cuben fiber flat tarp. I have a silnylon 8 x 10 flat tarp, but it is rather heavy (by my standards) and more than big … Continue reading

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ZPacks Zero Backpack

I received a sweet surprise in the mailbox today in the form of my ZPacks Zero backpack! (And yes, it was inside the mailbox). I had ordered this pack a little over 4 weeks ago along with some other smaller items and … Continue reading

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