Tag Archives: ThinLight pad

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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Rock Gap to Deep Gap: Post Hike Gear Talk…

Last weekend I did my first section hike of the year. A few of us met up and hiked SOBO on the AT from Rock Gap to Deep Gap (NC). At only around 25 miles total, it wasn’t really a … Continue reading

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Fare-The-Well, Original NeoAir…

Out with the old, and in with the new… This is what Therm-A-Rest has recently done with the popular NeoAir series of pads. A few years ago it started with the original NeoAir (as seen in the picture above) and … Continue reading

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Some Final Thoughts On My NeoAir…

One thing I can say about the NeoAir is that it usually stirs up conversations. Many seem to hate them while others seem to love them, then of course there are those few that simply like them. After owning mine … Continue reading

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January Sipsey Wilderness TR

So, as seen in the pictures above, a couple of my friends and my son and I headed out to Sipsey Wilderness this past weekend. Our plans were to head down the Thompson Creek Trail and have lunch at ShipRock … Continue reading

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Gossamer Gear 1/8″ ThinLight Pad

So, yesterday my Gossamer Gear ThinLight pad showed up at my doorstep. I tend to get excited when I get new backpacking gear in the mail (who doesn’t?), but I must admit that my wife thought it was kind of … Continue reading

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