Monthly Archives: January 2013

L. L. Bean Ascent Packaway Pullover part 1

This is a great lightweight synthetic down pullover.  I use it as a sweater.  I purchased the pullover about a year now and have been pleased with its performance.  The zipper is deep which makes it easy for getting on … Continue reading

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Preparations

With the count-down on-going towards April 3rd—our target date for starting to hike the Appalachian Trail— we are continuing our preparations.  We are both pretty close on completing our gear lists (base layers, hiking boots, maybe a sleeping bag), so … Continue reading

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Easy gluten-free granola

I’ve (PD) always liked the idea of granola, but never ate it because of some of the ingredients—mainly coconut (which I hate).  But several years ago Real Simple magazine had a recipe called Easy Granola.  The recipe does include coconut, … Continue reading

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Jet Boil

Prairie Dog decided to buy a Jet Boil–it was on sale and it was orange (more on that in a later post).  It seemed like a really cool way to cook food on the trail—boiling water in under 3 minutes.  … Continue reading

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How It all began

Pizza Parlor, 2002 Dragonfly:  I want to hike the Appalachian Trail. Prairie Dog:  I want to ride my bike across the US.   Pizza Parlor, 2007 Dragonfly:  I want to hike the Appalachian Trail. Prairie Dog:  Can I come too? … Continue reading

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