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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

On this day where everyone is Irish I wanted to share some family history. http://www.cgim.org/sweeneyclan/history/roots.html Advertisements

TIBS Makes New Friends

In the six or seven months since we got off the trail and move in to, okay mooched off, Charlene’s Mom and Dad’s place down the shore in Jersey Charlene has been trying to get the mated pair of swans who live on the…

Batona, Botanicals and a Beaver

As we continue to prepare for our 2019 AT excursion TIBS and I are looking for new paths to walk and new things to see and share with you all. Recently we decided to head out to see the Carranza Memorial, to be featured…

I’ve Dumped the ZPack Arc Haul for Osprey Aether Pro 70

Last year I decided against the advice of Post Card, a member of the REI Marlton, NJ staff, author and two time AT thru-hiker, to jump into the ultra-lightweight backpack crowd.  I just had to have the ZPacks Arc Haul 62.   First the Good……

Out With The Old and In With The New

Large to Small Airstream – Why?  We traded the 30’ Airstream for a 16’ Airstream.  Way smaller, but much more maneuverable and travelable (is there such a word as travelable?).  The 30’ was fabulous while we were full time.  She met all our needs,…

Mountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer and Adidas Terrex Climaheat Agravic Jacket Reviews

TIBS and I (Capt Obvious) wanted to share our reviews of the lightweight down jackets we carried in 2018 and will most likely be carrying on our 2019 continuation of the Appalachian (AT) Trail (Make sure you check out the video at the bottom). …

The Case Of The Smithville Beaver

While walking the various trails at Smithville State Park we noticed some flooding that just did not make sense just off a bend of the Rancocas River. Our thought was “Wonder if a beaver is hanging about?”. Sure enough as we round a bend…

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