Hammock Camping How-To

I have been a ground dweller for all of my days. When car camping, I do bring along a hammock, although I seldom actually call it home and sleep in it overnight. I think however, I am going to give hammock camping a go, and remove myself from the forest floor as a ground dweller, […]

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Know Your Limits (or, my attempt at summiting the East Peak of Mount Osceola)

It was the perfect weather for hiking. It had rained for a few days prior, but it was going to hold out for most of the day according to the forecast. I drove the 3 hours north at 6am that morning, and arrived at the parking area for the Greely Pond Trail (which is the […]

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Just Your Average Tip: Always Let Someone Know Where You’re Going

Before I set out into the woods, even for a simple local day hike, I always leave a copy of my itinerary with The Wife. If I am going with a group, we all leave that information with our significant others, or, a close friend or family member. Before I go, I give the following […]

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Compression Sacks – Are you using them?

If you’re not using compression sacks in your pack, you are missing out… on a lot of extra usable space in your pack! With most sleeping bags, as a gear example, you get a stuff sack. Yes, it definitely compresses your bag down to a manageable size, rather than straight-up stuffing it into your pack […]

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