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I was a backpacking blogger for more than two decades, and my site was well-known for its insights on lightweight and ultralight hiking and backpacking. I experimented a lot with hacking and modifying gear to make it lighter and better. I no longer write about backpacking, but I have included some of my most popular hiking posts below.


Supernote E-ink Pen Mod

RSS Blog Feed Added

Supernote Pen Flat Black Mod

Supernote Nomad Templates

Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen

Own Less, Do More

A Simple Improvised Weapon

This is What it Takes

One-Time Use Crypto Pads

Notsu Dot Grid 3x5 Cards


MkII Paradive Gen3

Ocean Diver Watch Review

Altoids Tin Crypto Wallet Case

DIY Crypto Seed Backup

T-Shirts Now Available


Micro Ruler Keychain Hack

YubiKey Two-Factor Auth

Fallkniven F1 Kydex Sheath

Sliding Patio Door Lock Bar


Gear Recommendations

Grandma's Irish Soda Bread

Pwnagotchi - Pwn all the WiFi


The BBB Challenge


BGET Esbit Tray Stove

Dye a Ripstop Nylon Backpack


Paleo Jerky Recipe

DIY - Single Use Antibiotic Packs

Using a Compass - The Basics

Suunto M-9 Wrist Compass


Matt Food - Trail Recipe

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