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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). …

An Old Dog on the Trail – Where your brain says you are 25 and your body says “Are you kidding, your 80!”

An Old Dog on the Trail – Where your brain says you are 25 and your body says “Are you kidding, your 80!” In 2017, my daughter told me she and her husband were going to Katahdin, Maine.  I had nothing “doing,” yeah, why not? …

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…

Review of Bass River State Forest “Yellow Trail” as TIBS takes another test hike.

Bass River State Forest/Lake Absegami Yellow “Poppy Allen” Trail Pros: flat Carpeted in leaves Wildlife Quiet in fall/winter Free parking off season Cons: can be very wet in places Mosquitos and Ticks in spring/summer Weekends are packed with people in summer People not policing…

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…

Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year

As 2018 draws to a close Charlene and I wanted to recap 2018 a little. Let’s see…. we started the year enjoying some snow on the Mississippi coast, visited museums in Tallahassee, Mardi Gras parades where Charlene racked in the beads, visited my Aunt…

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