Sleeping bags are the soft tacos of the bear world.
– Bears

post thru-hike gear wrapup: La Sportiva Akyra mountain running shoe
You might recall that it was one year ago, while hiking the Coast-to-Coast and aliloop-of-the-lakes in England, that I became…Read
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post thru-hike gear wrapup: Kavu Fishermans Chillba
It’s not that I have anything against baseball caps. I often wear them hiking, biking, kayaking, running, skiing, climbing –…Read
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post thru-hike gear wrapup: Leki Micro Vario Ti Cor-Tec pole
Gusts were at “extreme gale” in exposed areas and squally showers blew sideways the day I crossed Nelson Lakes National…Read
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…and we have a winner!
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TA video: ready or not…
click for downloadable gear list for the Te Araroa – plus weights!
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TA gear list for the Te Araroa
Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the…Read
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TA video: Thru-hike prep with visual aids
Tenting tonight on the old camp ground. – Micki Simms
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The little light that could
Many years ago, my mom, who was a Forensics coach, took me with her to the All-State Finals to cheer…Read
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Granite Gear Crown2 60 backpack review
The Granite Gear Crown2 60 is a superbly designed ultra light backpack ideal for multi-day backpacking and long distance thru-hiking.…Read
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Stove test!
I leave for Northern England and the Coast-to-Coast in six days and until a few moments ago, I was still…Read
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And the winner is…
alicoop! My tent doesn’t look like much but, as an estate agent might say, ‘It is air-conditioned and has exceptional…Read
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sweet dreams
Which mattress do I take for the 192 miles of England’s Coast-to-Coast in June? There’s only one way to find…Read
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Boots or trainers?
I need help choosing footwear for the Coast to Coast walk in June. What do you think? Forget not that…Read
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home-on-the-trail
This is my new tent for the Coast to Coast walk next month. Let the beauty of what we love…Read
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Don’t shun (-tion) the “Ten Essentials”
Before any hike, you should ask the question “could I spend the night here?” – blissful hiker Have you ever…Read
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