Friday, June 26, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Great Documentary on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), here is the synopsis.
"On November 6th, 2006, 6 Southbound Continental Divide Trail (CDT) hikers walked up to a humble little barbed-wire fence on the Mexican Border and finished an end-to-end hike that started 5 months earlier at the Canadian Border. Join them on their 2,800-Mile journey hiking the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail southbound thru Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico."
Check out the site for the free download, well worth it
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Read the full article here
"Now, there's no reason to wait for that post-hike beer At last, I no longer have to act ashamed whenever people discover my hydration bladder is full of Miller High Life—I'm simply ahead of my time. Our pal Science now says that beer, yes beer, is more effective for rehydrating the body than plain ol' water. I think I'm not alone when I say that this qualifies as news on par with peace in the Middle East.Researchers at Granada University in Spain found this Nobel Prize-worthy discovery after months of testing 25 student subjects, who were asked to run on a treadmill in grueling temps (104 degrees F) until they were as close to exhaustion as possible. Half were given water to drink, and the other half drank two pints of Spanish lager. Then the godly researchers measured their hydration levels, motor skills, and concentration ability."
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Some of the cool things he sent me include a home made Heinekein Pot with lid, a bag full of ultra light weight droppers ranging in size from 15 cc to 3 cc. There was also an Esbit stove and tabs (these you can't get local) and something I find so interesting is a lightload towel. Oh and a really, really small pack of cards smaller than a matchbox.
I will post an update to this in a few days when I have had the chance to test this gear out.
Mugs...you know who you are, thanks very much.
So why this Blog?...very simply I wanted to create a site that was dedicated to light weight hiking providing information such as tips, tricks, links to some gear and manufacturers and most of all relevant to everyone regardless of geographical location.
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Cheers and Happy Hiking.