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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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First Look @ the MLD Duomid & Solo Inner Net Tent

For the last few years I have really wanted the Mountain Laurel Designs (MLD) Duomid and the Solo Inner Net tent. And let’s be real, while my BPW does vary from trip to trip, overall I would classify myself as an … Continue reading

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More on the ZPacks Hexamid Solo Plus Tent

A number of people have made recent inquiries as to how I liked my ZPacks Hexamid Solo Plus tent and what are my thoughts on it. So, this morning I weathered the storm and made another video…

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Trip / Gear Report

This past weekend I headed to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park for an overnight trip with a few buddies. We headed out Friday morning to the summit of Mt LeConte via the Alum Cave Trail. We stayed the night … Continue reading

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GSMNP 3-Day Hike

My son and I left out Thursday, June 17th for Pigeon Forge where we would stay in a hotel that night. We arrived in Pigeon Forge early enough to go ahead and go to the Sugarland Visitor Center located just … Continue reading

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Making Plans…

So, I am currently planning / preparing for a trip my son and I will be going on with a group from a few different backpacking forums as well as meet up groups. We are heading into the Talladega National … Continue reading

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