Category Archives: Backpacking

Track my progress real-time on my SPOT GPS Messenger

I’m leaving tomorrow (10/5/2019) morning to drive to Elkmont, Tennessee and begin a 4 day, 35 mile backpacking trip. To show how a SPOT GPS Messenger works, I am sharing my public page where you can track my progress. There … Continue reading

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My personal backpack packing list/weight planning spreadsheet

I love a good spreadsheet. Here is the one I’m currently using. It does graphs, percentages, and lots of things you may not need. This information is actually my packing list for a trip I leave on tomorrow to the … Continue reading

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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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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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