Monthly Archives: October 2014

Water & Woods

This past weekend was REALLY warm for this time of year with highs in the upper 70’s so I thought I’d enjoy some water time as I was invited and accepted a chance to SCUBA dive for the last weekend … Continue reading

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Jumping out of planes

When I was in the Army, I spent almost 4 years in the 82nd Airborne Division where we jumped out of planes (with a parachute of course) on a regular basis. It was an experience! To get just an idea … Continue reading

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My new cold weather hammock

As you probably know, I have a Warbonnet BlackBird hammock and I love it.  I have used it on multiple trips and it has served me well with many nights of great sleep.  I have been looking to lighten my … Continue reading

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My “lightweight” packing list

If you have been reading my blog, you know that one of my goals is to enjoy spending time outdoors. Once of the ways to enjoy hiking and camping is by carrying less weight (makes hiking more enjoyable) while carrying … Continue reading

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Aluminum lighter than Titanium – i.e. Imusa Aluminum Mug vs Snow Peak 700 Trek in Titanium?

In my seemingly never-ending quest to lighten my pack I continually look for ways to cut weight.  Excluding food and water I’m down in the low 20’s for MY winter hiking/backpacking – which is a vast improvement, but I’m aiming for sub 15 … Continue reading

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