Daily Archive: October 9, 2006

Make Your Own Neck Gaiter

This one is easy. Real easy. With a machine you can whip it together in less than 15 minutes. By hand is a touch longer. It’s a good project for little ones to help...

Essential Gear for Backpacking

Formerly the 10 Essentials, now up to 15. 1. Map- A map of the area will let you know what type of terrain you will be travelling through. Study it before you go out....

Really Cool Dog Toys

These are toys that Lucy or Beau has decided they really enjoy. You can get them at most online or brick and mortar stores. I try to find something I’d have fun with if...

Kitchen Equipment

STOVE- Turbo270 by CampingGaz. Good stove, user freindly, (adjusts like my range at home), the shorter canister is more stable. Heats in a short time (3-4 min for 1L). Heavy at 9 ounces for...

Sleeping Gear

SLEEPING BAG- Coleman 15° Mummy Holofil insulation with nylon tafeta shell. Made for folks up to 6’2″, so I swim in it at 5’4″. This extra space gives me enough room to bring my...

Footwear

SOCKS- Wigwam Husky Socks Okay socks but…. Feel like an athletic sock but are wool. Soft, dry, warm. Didn’t lose their loft. My feet didn’t get too sweaty or get a real “feety” smell...

Favorite Packs

2-3 DAY PACK- Kelty Gale Not a bad pack. Probably not for most ultralighters. Durable, good size (3500 cu in) but a tad heavy (3.5lbs). I’ve had it hold plenty of gear for a...

My favorite old gear

Things I like that, despite their weight and lack of a ‘name’, I enjoy using. As I pare down the ounces on my pack many of these items have been relinquised to backyard usage...

Gear Reviews

Here are some pieces of gear that I have experience with. More will be added as I get time to write the reviews. There are also patterns for making some of your own equipment....

Make Your Own Dog Pack!

This is not a four-month-long-AT-thru-hike dog pack. It’s a 300 cubic inch 1-2 day pack. It’s a great pack for puppies to learn in, or just to have around for short jaunts when you...