We’re back from a week-long adventure in Death Valley. It’s something we’ve been doing now every other year for the past eight years, and we love it. But this year was a bit different, to be sure. To begin with, neither of us was feeling on t
That's a rainy part of the world. Used to live in Canada. Now live in Japan. Also can be very rainy here. Just get a good tent and be dry, comfortable and safe. For the sake of 500g or even 1kg (same as 1 litre of water) there is no point fooling abo
If you know the brand and model of shoes you want buying online is probably the way to go now. That's why I miss the Merrill's I used to buy. I think I bought about 4-6 pair of those over maybe 6 years. If I could order those online I'd do it in a
Come to Midlothian, Texas in October to the O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat and learn from professionals from Ireland how to properly play the things. There is definitely a method and "sound" you'll want to develop. I've played whistle man
Originally Posted By DryerI've tried "backpacker guitars" and own a Martin backpacker mando, but don't hike with them. I try to keep my pack weight to a minimum and hauling a stringed instrument is simply out of place for me. I've hiked wi
You can get single serve squeeze packets of tomato paste at grocery stores. IIRC, I found it in the international isle next to the pasta. I used it with one of Skurka's recipes, Polenta with tomato and peppers.
Hog Park Res puts you just north of the Zirkel Wilderness, a nice area. Many backpacking options in there. The higher peaks and lakes are a little further south but the Encampment Meadows, as Mouse mentioned, are close as are a few lakes with West Fo
I guess it's time for a follow up. I'm still hiking with the AF boots. They have several hundred miles on them and the main sign of wear is some discoloration from hiking in muck. And one gouge (not all the way through; just surface) in the leathe