Tag Archives: UltraLight Backpacking

Ruta Locura Carbon Fiber Lid

About a year ago, I finally decided to pull the trigger on a Ruta Locura carbon fiber lid… I had been eyeballing it for quite some time, but never felt that I had the right cook kit that I wanted … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ultralight Survival Kit, by Justin Lichter (AKA: Trauma)

Justin Lichter (AKA: Trauma) has hiked over 35,000 miles since 2002. Besides this, he also ski’s, rides mountain bikes, swims, snowshoes, and just about anything else that he can think up that involves being outdoors. And when he’s not out … Continue reading

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First AT Section Hike of 2014: Rock Gap to Deep Gap

Last Thursday after getting off of work, I headed home and grabbed my pack and a few other things I had sitting by the door, and threw them in the car. After eating a little lunch, I topped off my … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving AT Section Hike Post Hike Gear Talk

So last weekend I met up with a group of pretty good guys and spent a night on the Appalachian Trail. As I mentioned in my previous trip report, we had a great time. The weather was dang near perfect, … Continue reading

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First Look @ my ZPacks Arc Blast Backpack

I put it off as long as I could! I have hiked with 2 others that use the ZPacks Arc Blast backpack, and know a few others that use it too, and all they do is sing praises about it… … Continue reading

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Mont-bell Ex Light Down Jacket

A few years back, I purchased my first Mont-bell down garment, the UL Down Inner jacket. Then shortly after, I also ordered the UL Down Inner parka.  Being that I couldn’t justify having both, the jacket and the parka, I … Continue reading

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