Tag Archives: SUL

GSMNP AT Hike

So last Thursday am, Gizmo Joe and I began our GSMNP AT hike from the parking area just above the Fontana Dam Shelter around 5:20 am. We stayed at a hotel in Robbinsville, NC the night before and got approximately … Continue reading

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Food

As can be told by my last few post, I am preparing to head out on a “milestone” hike with my good buddy Gizmo Joe. By “milestone” I mean, this will be our first “SUL” hike that we each do, … Continue reading

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My Super UltraLight Gear List

“SUL” Backpacking? “SUL” stands for Super UltraLight weight backpacking. “SUL” is defined as a “BPW” (Base Pack Weight) less than 5 lbs. “BPW” is defined as everything in a backpack that is not consumed. …So… “SUL” means everything in your … Continue reading

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“SUL” Cook Kit

I know that I do a considerable amount of postings about cooking/kitchen set’s, or even just the individual components, but let’s face it…each trip can call for different needs… However, I will also admit, I really enjoy playing with different … 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 Zero Backpack

I received a sweet surprise in the mailbox today in the form of my ZPacks Zero backpack! (And yes, it was inside the mailbox). I had ordered this pack a little over 4 weeks ago along with some other smaller items and … Continue reading

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