Tag Archives: MSR

PHGT: Meet Virginia “SUL” Gear List

On June 23rd & 24th of 2017, I hiked the 50 miles between Dennis Cove Rd to Damascus, VA. This marked my 3rd state along the Appalachian Trail that I have now completed, and landed me on the first big … Continue reading

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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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