Z Packs Ultralight Backpacking Gear – Accessories Review  

Howdy! This is a review of some of the accessories I used from Zpacks on my 2015 thru hike. Z Packs are a small cottage backpacking company based out of Melbourne, Florida. They make all their gear from Cuben Fibre (recently renamed Dyneema Composite Fabrics). They’re known for innovative ultralight gear aimed at the ultralight […]

Tom Bihn Packing Cube Backpack Review

Howdy This is my review of the Tom Bihn Packing Cube Backpack and a little conversation about how and why I use packing cubes. This isn’t the end of my Appalachian Trail Series but I’m just super excited to talk to you about Tom Bihn. Travel! Just the word Travel gets me excited. Travel is […]

Altra Running Shoes Review – Hiking footwear for the Appalachian Trail

Howdy! This is my review of the Altra Running trail running shoes and a little foot wear philosophy for the Appalachian Trail Boots vs Shoes? Many people still believe it’s necessary to wear big heavy boots when out hiking, this is simply not true. The only benefit of using boots to me is the added […]

Wild Oasis Tent by Six Moon Designs – Appalachian Trail Gear

Howdy! This is my review of the Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis, the tent that I used on my 2015 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Some Quick Stats The Wild Oasis is a one man,  single walled tarp that setups in a pyramid style The Tent pitches using a single trekking pole, it is not a freestanding tent […]

ULA OHM 2.0 Review – Best Backpack for the Appalachian Trail?

Howdy! This is my review of the excellent Ohm 2.0 backpack from Ultralight Adventure Equipment, this is the pack I used on my 2015 thru hike of the Appalachian trail. Some quick stats first of all: – The pack weighs just over two pounds – It has 63 litres of volume – It costs 210 […]

Enlightened Equipment Revelation – Ultralight Backpacking Quilt Review

Click To Go to the Video Review Next up for review Is my Enlightened Equipment Revelation Quilt. This is the quilt that I used on my 2015 Thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. It’s probably my favorite piece of gear I used on the trail and would recommend it to anyone. Whats the difference between […]

Ready to GO

So after much frustration, delays and cancellations caused by storms throughout the U.S. I eventually made it from Hawaii to Atlanta. I’ve spent the last couple of days preparing a last few things and catching up with a friend, drinking a few margaritas and exploring more of Atlanta. Now I’m ready to hit the trail, […]

Food for my Appalachian Trail Thru Hike

Having received a few questions regarding food on the trail i thought id write briefly about it. First of all let me just say that in no way is the food I will be eating on the trail healthy, its not, far from it. Im going to highlight the main considerations and elaborate on each […]

My first Youtube videos!

During my preparations for the Appalachian Trail I’ve found it extremely helpful checking out other people videos on Youtube. Gear ideas, food ideas, tips and tricks, its all on Youtube if you look for it. Thought it was only fair that give a little back and share some of my preparations, plus its a good […]