Tag Archives: Down Socks

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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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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Post Hike Gear Talk: BIAS Weight Weenie Micro Hammock

Last weekend I decided to take the kids with me on an overnight hike on the AT. To be clear, this hike wasn’t really about miles, or even gear really, it was about getting the kids outdoors, and spending some … Continue reading

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Gear for a 3 Day Backpacking Trip

This weekend I will be heading out for another fun-filled adventure… so I figured I had better pack a bag before it’s too late… But, let me begin by saying that I have chosen not to reveal the location of … 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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25 Awesome Backpacking Christmas Gifts for under $65

Christmas time is upon us, and while I will admit, gift-giving is not what it’s all about, it is a tradition that many people take part in. So, with this in mind, I am sure that there are some that … Continue reading

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