Tag: Adventure

Enlightened Equipment Torrid Apex Jacket Review

Pros: Lightweight Packable Comfort Customizable Price Cons: Hard to put on in wet Doesn’t store in own pocket Concerns about durability Elastic at waist Not reversible In 2018 I was just days away from leaving for the AT and I did not have a…

TIBS takes her foot for a test drive

As many of you know at the end of June my darling wife Charlene, heretofore known as TIBS, ended her Appalachian Trail through hike attempt by walking over 5 miles with a severe limp. At the time she thought it was a simple bruised…

We Made Some Changes To Our Basecamp – Part 2 (You Have To Have A TV, Right?)

The quiet sunset, cool dry weather, a campfire, beverage of choice and a good book. Wow, this looks great on paper and even better in the travel blogs. And this is why we bought the Basecamp. To get outdoors and commune with nature. But…

We Made Some Changes – Part 1

Whenever you buy a new home whether that be a Mega-Mansion, Alice (our first Airstream, a 2013 International Serenity 30W) or something like our new on the road home – The Airstream Basecamp; the first thing you do is change it!!! Why would we…

It Started With A Tickle

–Note: The following was written while on steroids, which I am sure everyone will see I don’t handle well (lol)– It started with a tickle, turned into swollen eyes and Jimmy Durante nose. What did? My FACE!!! I have never had an allergic reaction…

TIBS Is Off The Trail – An Update

Broken Foot & Recovery….or is it???? After three months in a walking cast, I was released to physical therapy. I want to remind everyone that patience is not one of my virtues. I thought six weeks and we are good to go. My foot…

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…

Why Get An Airstream Basecamp???

Why did we switch from an International Serenity 30W to a Basecamp. We have had many people ask us why we switched from the Serenity to the Basecamp. In just a few sentences We’ll try to give you the best answer we possibly can….

Trail Magic And A Hostel

The past couple weeks have been a mix of highs and lows, and I don’t just mean hills and valleys. One day we were walking near Antietam Shelter needing a break and Dad “Moses” gets waived over to a tarped lean-to by a couple…

Day 0 – Chasing the White Blaze

We are all checked in and the photo has been taken. While at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy we also spoke with Laurie who made sure we knew how to dig a “cat hole” or “poop hole” and how to hang a bear bag. She…

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. …

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