Category Archives: Camping

The Adventurous Adventures of Lil Henz II – The Terrible, Awful, No Good, Very Bad Night

Or Lil Henz goes to Congaree National Park. Jenna’s Honors Capstone project for college is a study of anthropogenic change (man-caused change) in our National Parks.  Part of the work is to research historical photographs taken within select parks then … Continue reading

Posted in Camping, Congaree, Congaree National Park, Congaree NP, Flagler College, Hammock, Hammock Camping, Hiking, National Park Service | 1 Comment

Hammock Camping on a Budget Revisited: OK, What’s Next?

Back in June 2013 I posted an entry to this blog titled Hammock Camping on a Budget in which I described a few ways to assemble a ‘starter set’ of hammock camping gear without breaking the bank.  To my surprise, … Continue reading

Posted in bug net, bugnet, Camping, Dutchware, DutchWare Gear, Hammock, Hammock Camping, Hammock Forums, Hammock Gear, Hammock Gear Incubator, Hammock Gear The Journey, Hammock Gear Underquilt, Top Quilt | 1 Comment

I Love It When A Plan Comes Together…

I’ve been trying to get this entry going for a week or so.  I’ve started and stopped three or four times but never really got going quite in the direction that I wanted.  I think I’ve got it now. You … Continue reading

Posted in Camping, Dutchware, DutchWare Gear, Hammock, Hammock Camping, Hammock Forums, Hammock Gear, Hammock Gear The Journey, Hammock Stand, Hex Tarp, Tensa Outdoor, Tensa4, Tensa4 Hammock Stand | Leave a comment

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 | 7 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

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 | 9 Comments

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 | 7 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 | 10 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

Posted in Backpacking, Buck Knives, Camping, Hiking, Kershaw Knives, Knives, Pocket Knife, Pocket Knives | Leave a comment

The Word for Today is ‘Granola’

ConnieLou and I took Jenna and a couple of her friends camping down at Chattahoochee Bend for the weekend. Taking a group of teenage girls camping is almost always an interesting experience. This time around I learned about words. Not … Continue reading

Posted in Camping, Chattahoochee Bend, Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Day Hike, Geocaching, Georgia State Parks, Hammock, Hammock Camping, Uncategorized | 4 Comments