Backpacking

Shawnee backpack trail

Located west of Portsmouth Ohio this 45 mile loop or 60 mile figure 8 promised a challenging hike. I started out , kinda late @ 10:00am at the trail head on Saturday. There was one other car their , with space for 50. At Zaleski I wouldn’t have a parking Read more…

Backpacking

Wildcat Hollow Northern Loop

I’ve hit Wildcats northern loop a few times , Notably a year ago after a large blow-down. Hiking over trees in freezing temperatures , a heavy pack , and a 6 pound rifle was torture. Looking over reviews on the internet , you’d think this trail as impassable to the 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…