Author Archives: mrbream

First Impressions – Tensa Outdoors’ Tensa4 Hammock Stand

Time for another First Impressions entry…keep in mind that these entries are just my first impressions of a piece of gear based on one or two uses.  They’re NOT full blown reviews based on extensive use over time. OK, yeah, … Continue reading

Posted in Camping, Hammock, Hammock Camping, Hammock Forums, Hammock Stand, Tensa Outdoor, Tensa4, Tensa4 Hammock Stand | 1 Comment

Niagara Falls…Slowwwly I Turned…

Niagara Falls…Slowwwly I turned, step by step, inch by inch…  Who else remembers the ‘Slowly I Turned’ routine from The Three Stooges?  The general gist of the routine is that Moe is telling Curly the story about how Larry stole … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Cache, Earthcache, Geocaching, MEI-Travel, Mouse Fan Travel, New York, Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls New Youk, Niagara Falls Ontario, Niagara Galls Canada, Virtual Cache | 3 Comments

The Great Georgia EarthCache Quest – Update No. 2 – Maybe I Need to Rethink This Just a Bit

Maybe I should rethink this quest just a bit. No, I’m not going to scale it back and no, I’m not quitting…definitely not quitting, well, barring some catastrophic event anyway.  Even then, if I can find a way, I’ll get … Continue reading

Posted in Camping, Day Hike, Day Trip, Don Carter State Park, Earth Cache, Earthcache, Geocaching, GeoQuest, Georgia, Georgia State Parks, Geotour, Virtual Cache, Vogel State Park, Walasi-Yi, Young Harris, Young Harris College | 2 Comments

The Great Georgia EarthCache Quest – Update No. 1 – Plotting, Planning and a Few Random Caches

(Logo Creds:  Jenna Davenport) As much as I enjoy adventures whose general plan is ‘let’s wing it and see what happens’, I also like adventures that take a bit of planning.  I like the pouring over maps to seeing where … Continue reading

Posted in Chattahoochee Bend, Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Day Hike, Earth Cache, Earthcache, Geocaching, GeoQuest, Georgia, Georgia State Parks, Red, Red Top Mountain State Park | 5 Comments

The Great Georgia Earth Cache Quest

(Logo creds:  Jenna Davenport) At least it started out as The Great Georgia Earthcache Quest…it evolved just a little. OK, here’s the deal.  Last week I started looking at my geocaching stats and noticed that out of the 93 Earth … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Cache, Earthcache, Geocaching, Georgia, Georgia State Parks, Geotour, Virtual Cache | 3 Comments

I Went Down to the Pond Today…

I went down to the pond today. The past couple of weeks have been a little rough and I’ve needed a little time to slow down and decompress.   I’ve needed a little time to turn the world off and to … Continue reading

Posted in Fly Fishing, Flyfishing | 1 Comment

Dutchware Chameleon Revisited…And A Few Additions

Last October I posted my first impressions with Dutchware’s new Chameleon Hammock. At the time I’d spent only two nights in my Chameleon. Now I’ve spent over a dozen and we’re well on the way to becoming fast friends. That’s … Continue reading

Posted in Backpack Pillow, Backpacking, bug net, bugnet, Camping, Dutchware, Dutchware Chameleon, Hammock, Hammock Camping, Peak Shelf, Therm-a-Rest Down Pillow, Top Cover, Vented Top Cover | 4 Comments

Yer a Wizard Daddy!

Back in October ConnieLou informed me that I needed to plan on taking off work after Christmas.  The conversation went something like this: ConnieLou:  Hey, you need to plan on taking off work Christmas week and clear your calendar. Me:  … Continue reading

Posted in Butterbeer, Harry Potter, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios Orlando | 4 Comments

Phoenix Rises from the Ashes

I haven’t found a cache in a while. I had a few minutes before dark after finishing up some work at a new jobsite the other day so I popped on the Geocaching.com app on my phone and discovered that … Continue reading

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First Impressions – DutchWare Chameleon

Time for another ‘First Impressions’ entry. I’ve found that I like doing these types of entries because they give me a reference point I can look back on to see how my thoughts and opinions about a piece of gear … Continue reading

Posted in Backpacking, bug net, bugnet, DutchWare Gear, DutchWare Gear Chameleon, Hammock, Hammock Camping, Integrated Bugnet | 5 Comments