Kensho 2 Tent Project

Quick links to all the Kensho 2 Tent project pages and videos, as well as some finished photos. Kensho 2 Tent – Patterns and PrepKensho 2 Tent – Bathtub Floor Part 1Kensho 2 Tent – Bathtub Floor Part 2Kensho 2 Tent – Mesh ComponentsKensho 2 Tent – Roof Panel ConstructionKensho 2 Tent – Door ConstructionKensho 2 Tent – Putting It All TogetherFrontenac … Continue reading Kensho 2 Tent Project

Backpacking with My Dog II: Perrin’s Gear

This is a series I wrote on my (now very out of date) dog-focused blog about hiking with Perrin. I wrote these in 2017 when I was living out west, so some points about specific wildlife don't apply, but I still think there is some value to them here. The other part, all about considerations … Continue reading Backpacking with My Dog II: Perrin’s Gear

Backpacking With My Dog I: Considerations and Downsides

This is a series I wrote on my (now very out of date) dog-focused blog about hiking with Perrin. I wrote these in 2017 when I was living out west, so some points about specific wildlife don't apply, but I still think there is some value to them here. The other part, all about Perrin's … Continue reading Backpacking With My Dog I: Considerations and Downsides

Solo La Cloche Silhouette Trip – Food

This menu was another product of my scrapped GDT planning. I have been refining my food planning over the years, and this is another evolution in that process. I have had issues in the past taking too much food, and food that I ended up not wanting to eat on the trail. With the GDT, … Continue reading Solo La Cloche Silhouette Trip – Food

Solo La Cloche Silhouette Trail – Trip Report

Where: Killarney Provincial Park When: June 9th - 12th, 2020 Who: Just me Type of Trip: Solo, Multi-Night, Gear Testing, Possibly Type 2 Fun (Spoiler! There was only about an hour of that) By the Numbers: Nights: 3Campsites: 46, 33, 19Kilometres Walked: ~80kmTotal Pack Weight: 23.5 lbs Base Weight: 12.8 lbs Trip Report This was … Continue reading Solo La Cloche Silhouette Trail – Trip Report

Seek Outside Flight: First 50 Miles

I finally solved my pack dilemma! I found the goldilocks of a pack for the GDT use-case that had been stymieing my gear list! Something that carries well at 20lbs, but also at 40lbs if needed, with the right feature set and a reasonably low weight: the newly released Seek Outside Flight in the Spectra/X-Pack … Continue reading Seek Outside Flight: First 50 Miles

March 15th Frontenac Trip

Where: Frontenac Provincial Park When: March 15/16, 2020 Who: Perrin and I Type of Trip: Short Overnight, Type 1 Fun, Gear Testing By the Numbers: Nights: 1Campsite: 8Kilometres Walked: ~23km according to my phoneOne Way Hiking Time: 3 hours one wayTrail Conditions: The whole spectrum! Snow, ice, and mud. Number of people seen on the … Continue reading March 15th Frontenac Trip