Tag Archives: Ditty Bag

What if I Had to Buy All New Gear!

“Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.” Rather than do an end of year gear review, what if I were to completely start all over! “What if…” I started 2017 off with absolutely no backpacking gear or clothing, only the … Continue reading

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Yama Mountain Gear DIY Cuben Fiber Stuff Sack Kit

Not the first, but one of the first items I ever bought in cuben fiber was one of the mini-size stuff sacks from ZPacks, about 2 & 1/2 years ago. Since then, it has likely been the single, most-used piece … Continue reading

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UPDATED: What’s In My Ditty Bag?

About a year ago, I did a video/write up on my “Ditty Bag,” however, since then, it (like many other things inside my pack, including my pack), has changed. In the first video, the entire packaged weight was just over 16 oz! … Continue reading

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My UltraLight Cooking System

Thanks to John Abela from Redwood Outdoors and his recent UL cooking system videos, I have decided to take it upon myself to see what I can come up with for my very own UL cooking system. Considering I am … Continue reading

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Big Hill Pond Day Hike & Gear List

Last weekend I was able to sneak out for an overdue day hike. It was nice to get out and hike down a trail that I have not been down before and to just relax and enjoy the day. The … Continue reading

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Cuben Fiber Stuff Sacks = Less Weight

The little things in a pack can add up, so it’s those little things that sometimes need addressing. In this case, the little things I have addressed are my stuff sacks which seem to weigh very little already. But rather … Continue reading

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