I’ve had the same Nalgene wide mouth 1.5-liter soft-sided cantene since 2009, I have no idea how many trips it has gone on or how liters of water it has carried. I like the wide mouth bag during the winter for faster fill ups and I can stand it on the lid so the water doesn’t freeze around the mouth. I’ve used small mouth soft bags like Platypus and Evernew, lighter, but I go back to the wide mouth version for faster fill ups…I guess I don’t like squatting next to water and waiting for a fill up. Continue reading
Hiking the Benton MacKaye Trail starting at the North end of the Great Smoky Mountains NP at Big Creek. Continue reading
‘Tis the season for gear lists, it’s hard to find a blog or FB page of a backpacker without a gear list. I’ve never posted one, no particular reason that I know of just haven’t. I pretty much use the same gear regardless of season, only adding insulation layers for colder months. So with a trip coming up I decided to post “What’s In My Pack” aka the gear list. This is the gear I’ll be carrying on an upcoming trip, I will carry a few small items not included in this list, in order to not visually clutter it up I left them off, besides who wants to read about TP, however everything I will carry is included in the PBW (pack base weight) non consumables. Continue reading
A simple overnight trip to North GA, cowboy camped on the rocks…watched the moon…awoke to fog. Continue reading
My friend who I will refer to him as Drat in order to protect his identity and save him future embarrassment, sent his gear list to me for review; I have three words…bless his heart.