Category Archives: Equipment

Tickets bought

Bought our tickets to Europe, to walk the El Camino.  We leave in 79 days!  Deciding when to go, how long it will take to walk over 500 miles, and when to return, has taken some time.  We still don’t … Continue reading

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Book Review-The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide, Second Edition: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail by Andrew Skurka

There is nothing like looking at gear when the weather is to bad to be out hiking.  I have known about this book for quite awhile, but never wanted to spend the money to buy it.  I checked it out … Continue reading

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I Feel Lucky

It is late April 2014, I am reading the May 2014 issue of Backpacker magazine.  The inside front cover has a two-page spread about the Fjällräven Classic–a 110 km hike in Sweden. I am intrigued.  Hiking in Sweden sounds like … Continue reading

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Breaking in new shoes in the rain at 900 miles

July 1st

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Frustations from the trail

When I decided to go on the trail, I decided NOT to have a cell phone.  I figured that the reception wouldn’t be there when I needed it.  I didn’t have a smart phone and wasn’t text-ing so didn’t see … Continue reading

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What a difference a pack makes….

sung to that great Dinah Washington tune. Some of you may recall from a previous post that I’ve been having so much pain in my shoulders–caused from the pack weight.  It didn’t seem to matter what or how much I … Continue reading

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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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