Author Archives: jnunniv

About jnunniv

I like outdoor activities including hiking, camping, and scuba diving.

LightHeart Gear Rain Jacket initial impression

My gear list is always being refined.  While looking at a spreadsheet I use for planning what to pack and where I can improve my pack weight, one area that has stuck out recently is my rain jacket. I have … Continue reading

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Printable Pinhoti “snail trail” guide

In planning for an upcoming 5 day/4 night solo trip, I visit the Pinhoti Trail Alliance website often. You can find it here: http://www.pinhotitrailalliance.org/ One of the offerings on this website is a North bound “snailtrail guide” that goes into … Continue reading

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I’d like your feedback, please!

I did “spring cleaning” on my blog. I deleted a few posts and organized my blog entries into categories. I have links to the most popular categories just under the header image if viewing on a computer and a drop … Continue reading

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Initial impressions of the Outdoor Vitals LoftTek (TM) Insulated Jacket and compared to the Patagonia Nano-Puff Jacket

Yes, it has been several months since I’ve posted.  Life has been busy.  However, I received something in the mail and thought I’d share! You may have seen the OutdoorVitals jacket for sale on Kickstarter. If not, the link is … Continue reading

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Pinhoti Trail planning spreadsheet

Those that know me know I’m a little nerdy and detail oriented.  I love spreadsheets.  Nothing too fancy, but a well designed spreadsheet makes me happy. The Pinhoti Trail in Alabama stretches for about 180 miles across the state from … Continue reading

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Sale on SPOT GPS Messenger

I have a SPOT device and it suits my needs. Do your research and make your own decision. If you decide this is for you they are having a limited time sale. Disclaimer: I do not benefit in any way … Continue reading

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What I wished I knew before I starting backpacking and hiking, but didn’t…. Part 9: Liquids and Liquid Management

This is the 9th part of a series.  Today is a double post day!  What to drink on the trail and how much water do you carry?  This largely depends on where you hike but I will say that hydration … Continue reading

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