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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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Olympic National Park Post Hike Gear Talk

My recent hike in the Olympic National Park has now been my longest single backpacking trip. We were out 7 days and 6 nights; the temperatures ranged from around the high 30’s (F) to likely mid 60’s (F), and we … Continue reading

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Checking out the Patagonia Houdini

I have been using the North Face Verto wind jacket/shirt for over a year now and have got to say that I have been quite pleased with it. It is light weight, blocks the wind and is fairly water-resistant. As … Continue reading

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My Wintry Layering System

When the temperatures drop, it’s all about staying warm. Of course I can overcome the cold weather by simply throwing a coat on, like I would when at home, however, I found that by using a single coat/jacket to keep … Continue reading

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