Tag Archives: MSR

JMT Trip Planning: Cook Kits

This may be a bit premature, but ever since I decided that I was going to thru hike the JMT in the summer of 2018 I haven’t been able to take my mind off of it! Since then I have … Continue reading

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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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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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MSR Carbon Reflex 2 & the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2

A few months back, I picked up the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 tent (see video of it next to my ZPacks Hexamid Tent HERE). I actually replaced my Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo with the Copper Spur to use as … Continue reading

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“One Cook Kit To Rule Them All”

Over the last few months I have posted a few times on different cook kits that I have been trying out. Truth is, like many others, I have been trying to find a system that works for me. There is … Continue reading

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8 x 10 OES Sil Tarp Add-Ons

Now that I have had my 8 x 10 OES Sil Tarp for a few months and have been able to take it out a few times, I have a little more understanding of what I want out of my … Continue reading

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