2006/02/19– Gear and Thru-Hiking

If you would like to check out great backpacking gear reviews, check out BackpackGearTest.org. Also, while you’re there, look at their guide on “How to Become a Gear Tester.” You can test gear for free, and keep it when you’re done.

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2004/12/25– Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Santa brought me a vacuum packer. I’m pretty geeked about using it on future trips. Vacuum packing marshmallows was pretty anti-climatic, sadly. I’m working on a new knit wool cap for future trips. I have so many kniting projects going now that I’ll probably finish it in time for NEXT winter. Pages in…

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2004/10/04– Beau’s UKC CATS! Show Results

Beau won a Best in Multi-Breed Show in Show 1 on Saturday, then on Sunday he earned Group 4 in Show 1 and a Group 3 in Show 2. Not too bad since I completely forgot about this show until the last minute. It’s a BIG weekend– his first time getting multiple Group Placements, and…

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2004/05/08– MMBA Race

Today I rode in a race organized by the Michigan Mountain Bikers Association. I am sore, bruised, and bloody… so don’t expect to see a cycling section any time soon. I have started work on a printed guidebook on hiking with dogs. I’m not sure of the release date, but stay tuned to this site…

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On the Subject of Towels

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels. A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of…

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