Category: Gear

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...

Dog Hiking FAQs

What’s the best breed for hiking and packing? As with any activity, there is no best breed. Some breeds tend to be poorly suited for hiking and carrying a load- long backed breeds such...

Gear For Your Traildog

Lucy Tested and Approved. Now entering the SECOND Generation of testing with Beau. All prices are in US dollars but are subject to change without anyone bothering to tell me Detailed Reviews for much...

Make Your Own Solar Cooker

This is a real simple project that is a lot of fun to make and use. It’s especially good for day camp projects or to keep kids busy for the day. This is the...

Make Your Own Gear

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