Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tent Site Woes

After hiking for hours and not finding a tent site I ended up hiking into the night.  Finally pitched the tent on a wide spot in the trail on an incline.  The problem I had every single day when hiking through highly forested mountainous terrain was simply finding a place to pitch a tent.  I will soon be switching to a hammock system.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Rest in Peace Missy

Missy, our 12 year old Lab, died today of natural causes.  We will always miss her.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Solo Woodburning Hiking Stove

This is an aluminum hiking stove called the Solo Stove.  It burns small pieces of wood and weighs 9 ounces.  A little heavier than an alcohol stove and a few ounces of fuel but on longer trips it comes out ahead.  It actually works extremely well and you can always find fuel.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snow Again

Our third snow in 2 weeks.  This one topped out at 12 inches which is more snow than I have seen out here on the coast of North Carolina since moving here 20 years ago.