Category: Gear

Too Windy To Cook Outside?

Have you ever wanted to get outside and throw something on your Firedisc (or grill – btw, time to upgrade) only to have the wind stop you? Maybe the answer is the “Wind Helmet” . The short video below shows the difference with and…

Food On The Appalachian Trail – Our 2018 Flip Flop Start and Going Forward

Many of you know that Charlene, aka “TIBS”, broke her foot about 450 miles into our Flip-Flop.  As we get within six months of stepping off again it’s time to look back at what we did and how it worked.  For meals on the…

First Re-Supply……

Let’s just say we spent way more than we should have and have more food than we could ever use. The Cobblestone Hotel In Waynesboro, PA’s hiker box just received some extra love from us (picture shows the extra). It was a lesson learned….

Our bags are packed and we’re ready to go!!!

It’s been a whirlwind last week finalizing gear ( https://youtu.be/r2rSZTeIoxs ), seeing family, and of course second guessing ourselves.  We leave today and as the song says our bags are packed and we’re ready to go.   But I wonder if we are truly ready. …

8.2oz Enlightened Equipment Torrid Apex Synthetic Jacket

Just got in my new 8.2oz Enlightened Equipment Torrid Apex synthetic jacket. These are made to order with your choice of colors. Mine was a ready made so not my first choice of colors but when you have a time crunch choosy is not…

I Need Some Sole

Have you ever been hiking and thought “these insoles feel really hard, I wonder if I should replace them?”  If you are a guy then sure you have, but they are still new, aren’t they!  I looked at them when I got home and…

New One Room Rancher Available for Immediate Occupancy

New One Room Rancher Available for Immediate Occupancy When researching backpacking, especially a 2100+ mile multi month trek like the AT (Appalachian Trail) you always hear about “The Big Three”; Tent, Sleep System, and Cook System.  Part 1: Tent.  Let’s be honest here, the…

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