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The “Ugly Stick” Firestarter

I often get messages on my YouTube channel, however, most are generally garbage, and it’s pretty rare that I even remember to go through them. However, my channel is set-up to automatically send me an email when I get messages, … Continue reading

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PHGT: October 2016 Mt Roger’s/Grayson Highland Hike

I recently finished a hike in the Mt Roger’s/Grayson Highlands area in VA with my good buddy Benny Braden (Plug It In on the AT). But, this hike was a bit different from my previous hikes from the get-go… While … Continue reading

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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

Last weekend, me and a few friends did a nice, easy, slow hike along the Appalachian Trail from Unicoi Gap to Dick’s Creek Gap. This trip was really strange as far as weather was concerned… With it being January, I … Continue reading

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Are You A Camper Or A Hiker?

Andrew Skurka has written The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide “from the perspective of an unapologetic Ultimate Hiker” which he defines as a “backpacker who simply loves to walk.” And while he has written this book to be targeted at hikers … Continue reading

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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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