Part of my enjoyment about backpacking is the ever changing and ever evolving technology that you get to play with. I love the feeling of testing out a new product out in the wilderness, just to see what it can take. Now, I’m putting the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 to the test. How did … More Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 Review
This, can be terrifying. The sun is beaming down. You’re pushing hard to get in those last few miles before the evening begins to set in. You’ve done so well, eight miles in already. You’re on a roll. You’re focused, concentrating, and completely overlooking the fact that a few miles away a storm is rolling … More What to do when you are caught in a Lightning Storm
What I liked It’s light. It’s under 4 pounds, and considering the 2 doors and 2 vestibules, that’s pretty slick. It packs up like a pro, and it stays out of the way with the included tent sack. The price. $199 for a lightweight backpacking tent, I’m not complaining . Similarly weighted, dependable tents can … More L.L.Bean Microlight FS 2-Person Tent Review
I thought I was clever. Using a couple of tandem kayaks for an overnight backpacking trip has it’s advantages. It opens galleries of new spots that are otherwise unreachable by local trails surrounding the lake. We found a nice, open area with a nice view of the sunset of the crisp Tennessee water, set up … More A bear jacked my Pop-Tarts
Tonight was the night of the “super moon”. The night when the moon is closest, appeared largest, and was the brightest. For us, a typical backyard view wouldn’t suffice. Instead we opted for the less subtle approach. A mountain top view, neck deep in the clouds. A half mile in and our legs were already … More A Journey with the Moon. Looking Glass, North Carolina.
I’ll admit, I’m a gear junkie. One of my favorite items is the tent, so I tend to be quite picky. Up for review is the REI Half Dome Tent. Overview The Half dome is a spacious two man, with vertical walls for extra headroom. Average price is around 189$. Two large vestibules and a ton of … More REI Half Dome Review
***An update review using the 2012 version of this tent can be found below*** 2012 Seedhouse SL1 Review Overview The Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1is a freestanding solo tent for the avid backpacker. There is also a double version made with two campers, or more room, in mind, the Seedhouse SL2 Design The Seedhouse house doesn’t … More Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 Tent Review.