Thermarest

13 Jun 19
Kerrie Gosling

The eagle eyed among you may notice that this kit list isn’t too dissimilar to the Coast to Coast list, and you would be right! A few things have changed, I have a new tent, I’ve changed roll mats and a few other things have been added in as trip necessities. This time however, I […]

11 Jun 19
The Perfect Pack

Tom Bihn is one of the most iconic backpack brands in the world. For everything from business travel to backcountry treks, Tom Bihn has been there and done that with bells on. Since 1972, they’ve been making everything in their lineup in Seattle, WA. Tom Bihn was started by it’s namesake; Tom Bihn. Even today, […]

11 Jun 19
Trail Talk with Suzie

Greetings from the Travelodge in Great Barrington! Surprise, surprise, I’m in Massachusets!  Day 31 – Unionville to Wawayanda Shelter (17.4 miles) I had the comfiest bed to sleep in last night but unfortunately slept terribly. I have not been sleeping well lately. I guess that’s what happens when you “rough it” (but probably more likely […]

10 Jun 19
Mountain to Sound Outfitters

If your Dad is the adventuring sort, chances are he already has all the stuff he needs. This makes it extremely hard to find the right gift on father’s day. If he’s not one for big gifts, here are three small ones that will show him how much you care. On Celtic Tides, by Chris […]

09 Jun 19
Andrew Blash

Yosemite National Park, 2015  22  Months living in the Woods Radio Chatter Do You copy me Yosemite ( For our men and Women in the Field) NPS,USFS  The Work In the Parks Comes with Many Memories and Hardships. That is the life we live. It is not all bad on the radio at times, I […]

08 Jun 19
The Long Road to Russia

Let’s start with a couple of truisms! As I’m sure everyone will agree, the time you spend packing for a trip is entirely related to the time you have available to do it. And no matter how long you have, the final day or two are usually incredibly busy because so many things need to […]

07 Jun 19
Down The Rockies

Dennis has work to do on the house so am on my own now.Longest day on the bike so far, super riding down the Fraser River… Train tracks both sides.Right bank is (I think) iron ore. I counted 169 cars. Left bank is containers, some two high (presumably trinkets). I suppose iron ore is heavier […]

05 Jun 19
Trail Talk with Suzie

Hey all! Thanks for being patient with me as it’s been a while since my last blog. It’s been more challenging to find “free time” in towns than expected. I added the air quotes because I realize it’s all free time out here. But, hiking is hard work, and when I go to town, I […]

04 Jun 19
Plug-it In Hikes

I’m starting out this series with the oldest piece of gear that I have…. the Zpacks Duplex tent. In fact I’ve owned 3 of them. I still have my first one that I bought in 2015 that has over 3,000 miles and over 200 nights. It’s still going strong with no rips, tears or holes. […]

04 Jun 19
GetOutThere

Lately I’ve been bikepacking around rural Scotland and its remote islands, riding North Coast 500 and Hebridean Way long distance cycle routes. More on these rides in other articles. Here I’m going list out my pack list and assess which items worked well, let me down, and some of my learnings. As a keen Boy […]

03 Jun 19
The Compulsive Hiker

The Sea to Summit Ether Light XT Insulated mattress, with a 4″ thickness and advertised R-value of 3.8, seems like it should be a good addition to the backpack.  My size Regular is about 71″ long and tapers from 21″ to 15″.  The actual weight is 472g (16.5 oz) instead of the advertised 15oz.  In […]

01 Jun 19
Dirty Bowl

Mile Marker: Pie Town Alternate Miles Today: 24.5 I slept so poorly last night. Maybe because of the black tea, or the cowboy camping, or the foot pain. Who knows! I woke up dehydrated, and I knew I needed to fix my situation. I could barely squeeze any water out of my filter. It was […]

01 Jun 19

Six awesome gifts that will make graduates want to toss their caps Commencement is a time of celebration, whether your grad is going on to middle school, high school, college, or the world. Mark this rite of passage with a gift that stays with them for the years ahead. A great, long ride It will […]

01 Jun 19
Moms NoVa

The ultimate grad gift guide Commencement is a time of celebration, whether your grad is going on to middle school, high school, college, or the world. Mark this rite of passage with a gift that stays with them for the years ahead. A great, long ride It will be a long summer, so give your […]

31 May 19
Campervan Capers

The first draft of Easter plans, involved heading over to Northern Ireland, a spot we haven’t previously been to, but upon inwestigation of maritime transport we realised we’d have a lengthy journey, potentially through South West Scotland, which, similarly remains unknown to us. Looking into this further, the idea of Dark Skies Forest Parks, and, […]

31 May 19

Commencement is a time of celebration, whether your grad is going on to middle school, high school, college, or the world. Mark this rite of passage with a gift that stays with them for the years ahead.

30 May 19
Dirty Bowl

Mile Marker: 369 Miles Today: 24.4 It’s crazy how moods and attitudes can drastically shift throughout the day. The catalysts for me are usually water and food. And, cell phone service. I almost feel embarrassed to write this, but I truly had a much better day once I got into LTE range. The first 8 […]