Fishing

Mohican River

I gotta chance to hit  the Mohican in North-Eastern Ohio. I had been down this river a a kid but didn’t remember much of it. I got down their Sunday afternoon and found this was an off-week time to go. The crowds were leaving and the water was clearing out Read more…

Backpacking

Nordhouse Dunes

I took a trip to Michigan in a second failed attempt to get a case of Kentucky Breakfast Stout on the release date. I drank a ton of good beer at Hopcat Friday night. Woke up and headed to Founders at 8am hoping to be in front of the line Read more…

Backpacking

Zaleski North Loop

Tried the north loop for the first time.  It measures 14 miles and does a figure 8 back to the parking lot. I planned on passing the parking lot and hitting the first camp. Within 2 miles I noticed my shoes were a little loose and rubbing a little on Read more…

Backpacking

Cold Weather Gear

Being in the deep freeze of winter only leaves me one choice. More gear. I’ve been hoping to increase the temperature rating of my Montbell UL Super Stretch # 3 30 Degree bag by utilizing down clothing. I’ll use clothing I’d probably need in winter camp anyway. I’m really trying Read more…

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…

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Tarp Tent Squall 2

I’ve been beating the heat by staying inside , but figured I’d shake out , and clean out my favorite tent. I did some research before buying the Squall 2. It’s a non-freestanding single wall tent. Non-freestanding tents have a disadvantage of needing a place to stake. Sand , rocks Read more…

Backpacking

Another trip to Zaleski

Did a quick overnight @ Zaleskis south loop. Walked in 2 miles in the dark through a thunderstorm and made camp. I’m in process of reviewing and testing out a new Garmin 60cx GPS. It has a cool feature of calculating distance and time. My trip was 11.3 miles , 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…