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 […]

Ben’s Backwoods Cook Kit

Let me start this post by saying that this kit is not an ultralight cooking kit by any means, heck it’s not even a light weight cooking kit, but after using it for quite some time in various different configurations I’m really beginning to like it. I have the 14cm version of the Ben’s Backwoods […]

Camping with little kids

My son, Jack, turned five last month and is itching to go backpacking with his daddy for a full weekend – I’m secretly very excited about that happening too and know it’s going to be a blast when he’s finally ready. He seems to have genuinely inherited my love of the great outdoors and is […]

The Great Sleeping Pad Dilema

My last backpacking trip made up my mind that the self-inflating sleeping pad that I am using is an enormous pain in the butt to stay on top of at night. I figured out that the main reason I have been getting a restless night’s sleep is because I keep waking up to try and […]

Fifth member of the Green family

Say hello to Coco (formerly Java) our new four-legged friend. She is a gorgeous 2-year old chocolate colored Lab that we brought home yesterday from her foster home. She’s been amazing, sleeping through the night on her new bed, going for walks and doing her business, playing ball with Jack in the back yard and […]