DIY Hammock

As I embark upon making my own gear; I spent an inordinate amount of time debating whether to build a tarp and sleep on the ground or make a hammock/tarp combination. It is more lightweight to only use a tarp, but I do like the ability to sleep looking amongst the trees. Last year when … More DIY Hammock

Black Lives Matter

“Obedience is at the heart of political power.” -Gene Sharpe – From Dictatorship to Democracy “A dictator doesn’t maintain power on his own; he relies on individuals and institutions to carry out his orders. A successful democratic revolution prods these enablers to stop obeying. It makes them ashamed of their complicity and fearful of the … More Black Lives Matter

MSR TrailShot Review: or why I switched from the Sawyer Mini

I used a Sawyer or Sawyer Mini Filter for years, 4 years to be exact. If there is an en vogue items for thru-hikers or lightweight minded souls, it is the mini. It filters, it’s lightweight, it works and you never have to replace it sans unclogging it from time to time. From day-hikes to … More MSR TrailShot Review: or why I switched from the Sawyer Mini