Lighter Backpacking Gear: From Beginner to MYOG

I uploaded a video to my YouTube channel that covers my transition from a beginner backpacker with cheaper/heavier gear to making my own lighter gear that lightened my load.  The video focuses on my big 3 items.  That video is here:   What follows is a summary of that video. When I was planning... Continue Reading →

River to River Trail: A Three Year Journey

I uploaded a highlight video to my YouTube channel of my time section & day hiking most of the River to River Trail in Southern Illinois with my longtime friends Bob and Jay.  The trail offers quite a bit of diversity along its 160 mile path.  The R2R was a good trail for us to... Continue Reading →

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