Tag Archives: Lawson Kline

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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Quick Look @ the MLD Light Snow Gaiters

A couple of weeks ago I decided to pick up a pair of the Mountain Laurel Designs (MLD) Light Snow Gaiters. I figured that (for me) these would be a good addition to my ZPacks rain kilt for covering my … 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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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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ZPacks Cuben Fiber 18×36 Dry Sack Pack Liner

I am happy with my (1.2 oz) ZPacks cuben fiber pack cover and have no plans to abandon it, but past experiences have proven that a pack cover will not keep the inside of a pack dry on its own. … Continue reading

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Mountainfitter Ti-Eye Stakes & Dyneema Guywire

A few weeks back I posted about some new light-weight titanium stakes being manufactured and sold by Lawson Kline at Mountainfitter.com, the Ti-Eye stakes. And, as can be told by many of my more recent posts, I have been searching … Continue reading

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