Backpacking

Nordhouse Dunes

Nordhouse Dunes in West Central Michigan affords an easy 2 mile hike to the beach of Lake Michigan. Camping is permitted year round with a $5 a night car tag. It seemed pretty deserted in the winter , but I imagine is pretty  popular in warm weather. The trail head. Read more…

Backpacking

New Knives

Picked up 3 knives from http://www.gofastandlight.com/ I’m comparing weights to see If I can part with my trusty Buck 102. Old Buck knife- 4.6 oz Feels the best in my hands. Guessing about $35. Stainless Steel. Mora classic- 2.7 oz . Feels a little cheap , and it is @ Read more…

Backpacking

Zaleski Backpack Trail

The first hike of march allowed me to test out a lot of gear. Tent with Neo Air under inflated inside. Tarptent Squall 2 is impressively light and packs down small. It sets up pretty easily with either 1 or 2 hiking poles and 4 stakes. It affords enough room Read more…

Backpacking

Overnight Backpacking Gear List

After spending a fortune getting my pack weight down , I’ve decided to take some ultra-lite packers tips and weigh my gear. Hopefully this spotlights anything that will get the ounces down. Does anyone have any tips? Current Backpack and contents. Weights are being added. Base Weight Go-lite Pinnacle Pack Read more…

Fishing

Marvin Sparks 2007

Marvin Spars Fishing Classic 2007 This years total weight winner , Rick takes the trophy from Jim. Big bass was taken by Rocky, again from Jim This years take was less than spectacular. I don’t have the specifics, but it’s under 100 lbs. Team shroom award goes to Jeff @ Read more…

Fishing

Marvin Sparks 2004

This years take was kinda skimpy A decent amount of shrooms   weigh in big fish This years winner of total weight , 10lbs . Big fish 5lbs . EST Here’s Marvin with Kieths blown out boots  

Fishing

2003 Marvin Sparks classic

Total weight :  1st – Jim with 18 pounds 10 oz also wins big bass with 2 lunkers over 5 pounds. 2nd – Tony with 9 pounds … guestimation , 3rd- Ray with  6lbs  14 oz Honorable mention to Terry  for the team shroom effort. An empty pond with no Read more…

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2002 Marvin Sparks

2002 Marvin Sparks May have been the first one I documented with a digital camera. If anyone has any earlier ones scanned send them to me! Weighing In This years winner , not sure on weight. Donny getting big bass and total weight. All the Fish Fillet 20 Guys crammed Read more…