Paint the Fence a/k/a Layering Up and Down

Above: me layering up while taking a snack break on the Stratton Pond Trail. If you watched The Karate Kid (the original!), you may remember this scene – “Paint the Fence”. UP! DOWN! UP! DOWN! UP! DOWN! UP! DOWN! UP! DOWN! UP! DOWN! UP! DOWN! UP! DOWN! UP! DOWN! It’s repetitive. And it is the […]


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Upcoming Gear Testing…

With my winter backpacking trip now just a couple of weeks away… I have the awesome chance to really test out some new gear! So far, the following is all new gear that will first be getting put to use when we hit the snowy and cold Vermont trails next month: Kelty Cosmic 0 Degree […]

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Winter Layering System: Upper Body

The winter season just offers a wealth of topics that are season specific to write about! In today’s post, I’ll be discussing the first of a two-part series on my winter layering system. Most of this gear has been tested, but there are some new entries. Layering is an extremely important part of outdoor activities, […]

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