A Bunch Of Thoughts On Gear After the Spring 2018 Hike

Katadyn's BeFree Filter:  Great...but... Deep Woods and I each used a Katadyn BeFree this time around, filtering nearly 40 liters apiece over the course of the trip.  Not enough to give a fair evaluation, especially considering that nearly all sources filtered from were clear and gunk-free.  No issues whatsoever though.  Flow rate was great.  Certainly better … Continue reading A Bunch Of Thoughts On Gear After the Spring 2018 Hike

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Losing Some Weight…

  I've been going back through my solo gear list for the AT trip with Deep Woods, just to see where I can shave a bit more weight.  Here's where I'm at now: BIG NEWS: I made the plunge and picked up the Six Moon Designs Deschutes CF (Cuben Fiber) tarp (featured photo)!  SMD added LineLoc #3's to … Continue reading Losing Some Weight…

First order of business: A little package from Crazy Legs (Terra, from our last trip on the AT) arrived the other day.  A very nice gift and card, though I gotta say the girl’s pissing me off BIG time!  She mentioned in her note that she got a cool new ULA pack (ULA makes awesome … Continue reading