Tag Archives: GoLite

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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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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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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enLIGHTened equipment quilts

Up to this point, I have owned 2 quilts. The first, a GoLite RS 1+ Season quilt and the second a Hammock Gear 50 F Summer quilt. As a “first time” user, each of these quilts has taught me something … Continue reading

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GoLite Poncho Tarp

Two of my favorite places to hike are along the Appalachian Trail (AT), and in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). The thing is, both of these places are literally lined with “shelters” (3 sided buildings, with a roof … Continue reading

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