Alpine Hammock | Help Fund a Cool Project

I’m a big fan of Kickstarter. I’ve backed several projects,┬ásuch as BioLite CampStove and UL A-Z Video Series,┬ávia that were successfully funded and are now in full production. So I thought I’d share another project that is currently on Kickstarter with all of you because I think it’s worth funding and getting into production. […]

The Tarp Bivy Combo: Your Sub 1lb Shelter

Making the switch to a tarp didn’t happen quickly for me, the thought of creepy crawlies walking all over me while I slept wasn’t exactly alluring. Over the years I’ve slowly reduced the weight of my shelters, mostly tents and hammocks, but eventually I reached the point where tents and hammocks were holding me back […]

Your Most Recent Gear Purchase?

Today is a wet and rainy day in North Carolina, but the warmer, dryer weather is definitely on the way. Like most of you I’m starting to plan as many of my weekend hikes as I can. This time of year also coincides nicely with REI membership dividend time and that means new gear purchases […]

Taking The Tarp Plunge

I’ve been toying with the idea of switching over to a tarp as my primary shelter for quite some time, but for reasons that escape me right now, I have never quite been able to fully commit to taking the plunge. My current solution is a Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym, which is by no means […]