What happens when I should be studying for exams? Gear planning of course! The materials have now been ordered for one full hammock camping set up (hammock, suspension, tarp, bugnet), a bug bivy, a small solo tarp and an UL tent. Its should give me something to do while I wait for things to dry … Continue reading 2019 MYOG Spectacular Begins!
On a hiking trip in Frontenac Provincial Park, I took my first shot at photographing the Orion Nebula. 10+ lbs of camera gear is not on my standard list of hiking equipment! I don't have a tracker, so this was shot on a stationary tripod with 2 second frames. I readjusted the camera every 5 … Continue reading Orion Nebula – The First Attempt!
Using all of my criteria (outlined here) I made a short list of packs that may work for my fastpacking experiment this summer. The Running Specific Option Yama Mountain Gear Sassafrass Fastpack On paper, this looks like the perfect pack. The right size, shape, closure, shape, features, suspension. It is a touch heavy, but that … Continue reading Finding a Fastpack: The Shortlist
If I am going to give this fastpacking thing a go, I am going to need a new pack. Much to my dismay my very favourite hiking pack, the Osprey Tempest 40L, just doesn't run very well. I need a pack that can hold my gear, and not bounce while running. This means I am … Continue reading Finding a Fastpack: The Search
My young dog and I have come to a compromise on his love of canicross: I will run with him if he will camp with me. I am not a runner! I have never liked it. I am, however, a hiker whose proclivities tend towards the ultralight end of the spectrum. Naturally, this has led … Continue reading Fastpacking: The Next New Adventure