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Backpacking Load-Out

GEAR DUMP REI backpack (it’s amazing) with detachable daypack and J-zipper so you can get into the bag from the middle (and not just the top and bottom)  3L water bladder Cap Buff 50 ft. Paracord with prusik knots and mini Bic lighter on Spool Tool Toilet paper Stuff (night light, bug repellant wipes and…)…

LGN 110: Go Ruck Yourself

Inside: Random things about camping and backpacking; Rucking BACKPACKING VS. CAR CAMPING After the REI Campout at Greenbrier State Park I can officially say that I prefer car camping. I like having other people around, being close to civilization, and bathrooms. Drinkable water. You can make it as luxurious as you want. Or as bare…

Dolly Sods Wilderness

Inside: Backpacking; Deuces wild; Perfection Thank goodness there aren’t flying spiders. JETBOIL This Jetboil is freaking amazing, by the way. That’s a keeper. It’s a little miracle worker. Next time I’m going to try cooking and not just dehydrated meals. I’m not sure whether to get the pot or the skillet. PRAXIS Hiking through the wilderness…

LGN 109: Camp Boss

Inside: The itinerant wanderers; Camping; Backpacking; StayCamping; #HikingWhileBlack So that’s what it’s like. WANDERERS I talk about people who travel a lot. Extensively. Compulsively. Because they never seem settled. It doesn’t matter where they are. They need to be somewhere else. I don’t really relate to that and it’s a downer when the dynamic, adventurous…