I’ve made some changes from my usual gear list. This is about as low as I can comfortably get my base weight with a bear canister in the mix. I loved using the Opsack for food storage on the Uinta … Continued
Read about my complete Uinta Highline Trail experience, including prep, gear, logistics, and post-hike impressions. I grew up fishing with spinning and casting reels. I’m not a great angler by any means, but I do enjoy fishing. I rarely eat … Continued
Read about my complete Uinta Highline Trail experience, including prep, gear, logistics, and post-hike impressions. I think the most stressful parts of planning for backcountry hiking involve food prep and power storage. I’ve written before that I am unapologetic about … Continued
As I’ve said before, I’m more of a hiker than a camper. Even though hikers camp and campers hike, the best part of backpacking for me is the walking. I don’t blog most of my backpacking trips because I start walking when the sun comes up and I make camp when the sun sets. Then I eat and go to bed. At dawn, I pack up and walk until the sun sets. I make camp, eat, and go to bed. Rinse and repeat.
Read more about my approach to cooking on backpacking trips, including meal prep, nutrition, gear, and post-hike impressions. As I’ve shaken down my gear over the past year, I’ve made several changes. Before I get into them, I should note … Continued
I’m planning a few shakedown hikes over the fall to test my backpacking gear list. The first is a 12-mile loop consisting of sections of the Foothills Trail, Mountain Fork Trail, and Chattooga River Trail (SC). The second is a … Continued
I’ve talked about making the transition to trail runners. Now let me talk about the accessory that has made my shoes even better—gaiters. Most people think of gaiters as a tool for mountaineering or bushwhacking, but they are useful for … Continued