I picked up a new 'backpack' this weekend

227 grams, without the two dinky water bottles it came with. It's going to be challenging to get a 3 day trek into this itty bitty waist bag. Warm weather trips only. My last weekend trek last fall, water became a problem, so this is probably a bit water-focused. I am making 2 leather pouches […]

I spent last week at my folks, taking care of some chores that they couldn't…

I spent last week at my folks, taking care of some chores that they couldn't do while feeling under the weather. Lots of wood cutting, cooking, shoveling, and the like. I have ran a chainsaw more in the last week than I have all my life. It feels good to be able to help my […]

I made a phone belt case

I printed some parts, sewed some leather onto the parts, hit it with a hammer a few times, and voila! Total Awesomesauce! I recently picked up a Galaxy SIII because my EVO 3d starting to get a wiggy touch screen. ┬áMy brother in law gave me a BodyGlove case for it. One of the crazy […]

Exploring the weights of the gear I used last week in the back yard

I measured the weights after I packed it all up and am about to shove it into a backpack for storage. So the weights are of everything I used, and a little bit more in the case of the shelter 'kit'. I am not counting the weight of the shovel & long rope I ended […]