Category: Gear

Cool gear I want to showcase.

Backpacking with Amazon’s Kindle

The Kindle 3G with Waterproof Bag

 Overview The Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G is a lightweight E-Reader linked to the popular online publisher Amazon.com. One may think that an e-reader has no place in the outdoors, yet for my 11 month hike, it was an essential piece of gear.…

Trashbag

I don’t know why it took me so long to get on board with this. Backpacks are not waterproof. Why nobody makes a serious hiking backpack that is waterproof is beyond me. Maybe it’s because the solution is so simple:…

Where do you charge your phone?

I carry with me quite a bit of electronic gear. Yes, charging is something that I have to worry about. However, what I have does very well on the trail. When I get to town, I’ll usually stay in either a hostel…

Dr. Rich

I carry a simple first aid kit. It’s contents is listed on my First Aid Kit Wiki. First aid in the wilderness is usually comfort based. If anything really bad happens, it’s a MediVac to the hospital. Some of the…

Barefoot Hiking

The jury is in. For the longest time I debated the merit of the barefoot movement and this week I finally bought a pair of Merrell Trail Gloves and put some miles on them. I started slow to break myself…

Luxury

Since my pack has been coming in under 30 lbs with food and water, I figured I could indulge a little. For 9 oz, I now have espresso in the woods. Totally worth it!

Bicycles Rock

Getting back on the trail felt awesome. The bike performed great. It was such a rush putting pavement behind me at 20 mph as opposed to 3 mph. In a half day, I covered what would have been a miserable…