Ultra lightweight sleeping bags are purpose-built for long-haul treks where space is at a premium and weight is counted in grams, but they can also be used on your ordinary family camping trips. I call that win-win! The sleeping bag is part of “The Big Three:” your backpack, your tent, and your sleeping bag. These […]
Little Package Cycling Caps
Little Package makes gorgeous, heirloom-quality wool and cotton cycling caps, perfect on and off the bike. Sewing patterns are also available. Handmade in the USA since 2005.
I did done a ton of solo hitch-hiking both during and after my PCT thru-hike — over a thousand miles and many dozen hitches. I learned a lot about hitching and from hitching. I thought I’d share with you. Before my thru-hike it never occurred to me to hitch-hike. Not only that but it seemed […]
Here is a run-down of all the popular backpacks on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Also included are a couple pack comparison charts for you, looking at a range of the most common and reasonable packs for normal people. I hope this helps your selection. Please correct any mistakes or omissions in the comments below. […]
Are you getting ready to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 2015? Wow, so cool. I’m envious! But I’m not envious of all the planning you have to do. I’ve been there (class of 2013). Town stops, mail drops, mileage planning, resupplies, food planning and calorie counting, refactoring… Agh! I Want to Help You […]
On the first of the year I hopped in my camper van and drove south to Brookings, Oregon on the Pacific coast. As if tossing the dice, I had chosen Brookings by Googling “warmest place in Oregon.” And indeed it was warm, and the people were warm, and that was an excellent decision. I continued […]