Category Archives: Backpacking

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 | 4 Comments

The Adventurous Adventures of Lil Henz II – Appalachian Trail Edition

Jenna has been wanting to go hiking on the Appalachian Trail but finding an open weekend has been a bit of a challenge until earlier last week when ConnieLou said “Hey, Jenna has been wanting to go hiking on the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Yep, I survived my 52nd trip around the sun and have started another. When ConnieLou asked me what I wanted for my birthday I had to think about it for a little bit. There’s almost always some little gadget or … Continue reading

Posted in Backpacking, Camping, Hammock, Hammock Camping, Hammock Gear, Hammock Gear Incubator, Hammock Gear Underquilt, Incubator 20 | 2 Comments

Double, Double Toil and Trouble…

Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble… What may be the most memorable line from Shakespeare’s Macbeth popped into my head as I was boiling a little water with my new Solo Stove. Wait…new Solo Stove? Yep…got … Continue reading

Posted in Backpack Stove, Backpacker Stove, Backpacking, Camping, Gasifier Stove, Gasifier Wood Stove, Solo Stove, Solo Stove Lite, Wood Stove | 5 Comments

I Ain’t As Good As I Once Was…

“I ain’t as good as I once was, I’ve got a few years on me now…“ The line from Toby Keith’s song As Good As I Once Was is resonating kinda loudly with me right now. I spent the weekend … Continue reading

Posted in Backpacking, FDR State Park, Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park, Georgia, Georgia State Parks, Pine Mountain Trail | 3 Comments

Blades

Its been years since I bought a new pocket knife. Yesterday I bought three. Its not like a pocket knife is a disposable item that is intended to be replaced often. In fact, a good quality pocket knife is just … Continue reading

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A Quick History of Walasi-Yi

Originally posted on Mountain Crossings at Neel Gap:
Here at Mountain Crossings we answer a lot of customer questions about the history behind our shop. Its just the kind of place that seeps interesting tales and makes you wonder. For all those of…

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Test Drive…

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to go play in the woods. Between summer’s heat and a case of plantar fasciitis showing up in my right foot in June, I haven’t gotten out much. Fortunately the weather … Continue reading

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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night…

Anyone else remember the Peanuts cartoon strip with Snoopy sitting on top of his doghouse with a typewriter working on his novel? He begins with the phrase “It was a Dark and Stormy Night” and never gets much further. It … Continue reading

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52 of the Best Campgrounds in North Georgia

Originally posted on 365 Atlanta Family:
Looking for a way to enjoy the outdoors, learn something new, and spend time with your family? Camping is the answer! Whether you are looking for a full-service option with water, electricity, showers, and plenty…

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