I got a mosquito hammock this week for $30 from woot

This is pretty cheap. After I ordered it, I realized how short it was – it's six inches shorter than the one I already have. Short hammocks and tall people make for an uncomfortable night's sleep. So I decided to try to cheat the length a bit. I converted it to a Mini bridge hammock. […]

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 recently purchased an Ozark Trail LED Headlamp to replace one I left at my folk's…

I recently purchased an Ozark Trail LED Headlamp to replace one I left at my folk's place. I was hoping for a AA headlamp, but walmart doesn't sell those anymore, so I got the cheapest AAA one they had as it sported the longest battery life. It doesn't have the features of the other lamps, […]

Last summer I started a fire by rubbing sticks together

¬†Luckily, it was caught on video. This was after a 6 hour day, learning about fire making 'from scratch'. ¬†I made the fire set with my hatchet and small knife. This REALLY makes me appreciate a Bic all the more. The guy behind the camera was teaching 2 of us. A bit of language, so […]