Category Archives: Camping Equipment

BRAG 2016 Final Prep

Today is the day I leave for BRAG 2016 and I feel like I’m well prepared. This serves as an update to my initial post on BRAG Prep and the decisions I’ve made since then. My prep list was as … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Backpacking Tour – Gear Retrospective

I don’t have a lot to say about gear because, for the most part, all functioned as expected. Of course, this was only a four day, five night hike so, while the function can be judged, the quality or lack … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Backpacking Tour – Random Thoughts

It’s done. We arrived home night before last very tired and battling emotions of disappointment that it is over, happiness to be home, and satisfaction at having accomplished a long-set goal. I could assign many superlatives to this experience: epic, … Continue reading

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Last Training Hike before Grand Canyon

I’m ready. Really. I’ve done things before where I wasn’t sure if I was ready or not. The 2012 AMBA Ride comes to mind. That’s was 500 miles of cycling over 7 days including back-to-back centuries. Due to my schedule, … Continue reading

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Walls of Jericho Training Hike & Camp

In preparation for our upcoming Grand Canyon Backpacking Tour, we hiked down to the Walls of Jericho, which is in northeast (Jackson Co.) Alabama. We spent one night camping in the primitive campgrounds and then hiked back up the next … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Backpacking Tour – Packing List

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! I just got back from a training hike and campout at Walls of Jerico in northeast Alabama. However, I shot a lot of video and it is going to take some time to sort through … Continue reading

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Packing for Thunderhead Training Hike

Ok. I know it’s just a day hike and it is overkill to worry about what food I carry on a day hike. Just remember two things: 1) I’m a cyclist and I’m not a backpacker and 2) I’m working … Continue reading

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