Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Space Cowboy Sleeping Bag | The Trek

This review was originally published for thetrek.co on July 16, 2018. See original article here: Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Space Cowboy Sleeping Bag 45-Degree Therm-a-Rest Space Cowboy 45-Degree Sleeping Bag Basic specs Brand: Therm-a-Rest Product Name: Space Cowboy 45-degree Sleeping Bag Weight: 19oz (regular length) Packed size: 7in x 10in MSRP: $139.95 Circumstances of Review I was really excited when I first …

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The First White Blaze

This post was inspired by the Out There Podcast episode "In the Name of Love" “How did this happen?” I ask myself as I finish packing up his things and give his dog a scratch under the chin. “He” is my ex-boyfriend, since last night anyway. Twelve hours ago, around midnight, he came home from …

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Backpacking Just Because — She Explores: Women in the Outdoors

via Backpacking Just Because — She Explores: Women in the Outdoors ——— I read this article from She Explores today entitled “Backpacking Just Because” and it really struck a chord with me. It’s about choosing to backpack long-distances because you want to, without some grand purpose in mind. I think it resonated so deeply with …

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How the Appalachian Trail Wrecked My Life | Appalachian Trail Tales

via How the Appalachian Trail Wrecked My Life | Appalachian Trail Tales I was recently asked to write a guest blog for Appalachian Trail Tales, a website hosted by some really awesome people that I've come to know through hiking the Appalachian Trail. The blog is about how hiking on the AT ruined my life, but …

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How to have adventures when you’re broke and have to work for a living.

  "How do you take so much time off to hike," I hear often when I tell anyone about my past experiences or future plans. Sometimes it's laced with judgment and comes off snide. Other times, it is sincere - this person wants to know how I do it so they can do it, too. …

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Gear Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock

Basic Specs: Model: Blackbird Lightweight Double Layer Hammock Brand: Warbonnet Outdoors Weight: 1lb 6oz (hammock only) or 1lb 120z (as used with webbing/buckle suspension) Dimensions: 101 inch ridgeline length, 63 inch hammock body width Capacity: 275lb Fabric: 40d Nylon Outer, 20d Nylon Inner Cost: $195 w/suspension (cost has gone up since I purchased 4 years ago, when I believe my cost was …

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