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 Read more…

Backpacking

Zaleski South Loop

I took a quick day-hike to take advantage of the cool morning and changing leaves. I took a challenging shortcut that ended up not being any shorter. 10.4 miles in 4.5 hours. 2.3 mph moving average. Taking a slower pace Read more…

Backpacking

Tar Hollow Fall Hike

Located east of Chillicothe, Ohio this 20+ mile figure 8 offers a challenging day hike/ car camping trip. Unfortunately I thought it was a nice overnighter with a backpacking camp on the ODNR website. About 2 miles in; the backpacking Read more…

Backpacking

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 Read more…