He who would travel happily, must travel light.
—Antoine de Saint Exupery
Blistex ‘Lip Vibrance’ review
Blistex Lip Vibrance has been my go to lip protection since I discovered it seven years ago walking the John…ReadRead more.
Post thru-hike gear wrapup: Hammock Gear quilt
Here’s something I get asked a lot – How the heck do you wash your down quilt or sleeping bag?…ReadRead more.
post thru-hike gear wrapup: Therm-a-rest NeoAir Xlite
Quick, what is the most important activity on a thru-hike? If you answered, “Hike,” give that reader a Kewpie doll.…ReadRead more.
post thru-hike gear wrapup: Icebreaker T
Except for extra pairs of socks, undies and camp clothes that double as layers on cold days, there’s really no…ReadRead more.
post thru-hike gear wrapup: Columbia OutDry ex-reign rain jacket and pants
If you’re going to be outdoors for any significant amount of time, you are going to eventually get wet and…ReadRead more.
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…ReadRead more.
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 –…ReadRead more.
post thru-hike gear wrapup: Granite Gear Crown2 60
When I purchased the iPhone that would become my camera, typewriter, microphone, editing studio and means of communication with the…ReadRead more.
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…ReadRead more.
Hammock Gear Burrow quilt review
I am afraid of heights. At least according to Ohio-based Hammock Gear, who – despite the name and mission –…ReadRead more.
Soto Amicus review
Amicus means friend in Latin, and I have a feeling this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Soto Amicus…ReadRead more.
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…ReadRead more.
Balega socks review
If you want to hike with the ease, agility and the fleet-footedness of a seasoned ultra trail runner, and keep…ReadRead more.
Leki Micro Vario Ti Cor-tec review
The Leki Micro Vario Ti Cor-Tec is a foldable bomb-proof aluminum trekking pole with an awesome cork handled grip and outstanding adjustability.…ReadRead more.
Tarptent Notch Li partial solid w/silnylon floor review
The Tarptent Notch Li is a fantastic ultra light shelter for the solo thru-hiker looking for simplicity and durability, while…ReadRead more.
La Sportiva Akyra Trail Runners review
What do you get when you cross the speed, flexibility, the ability to stop on a dime and the wicking…ReadRead more.