I had been wanting to hike the whole Superior Coastal Trail for a while! Last year I was able to do a section with a friend, from Agawa to Coldwater Beach and couldn't wait to come back to do the complete trail. I love the ever changing terrain, the views, and the scrambling. It might be slow going at times, but never boring!
After, ahem, outgrowing my previous sleeping bag and being unable to find something on the market that had the sizing and feature set that I needed, I decided it was high time to make my own!
The Aurora Sky Tent This is a project I have been very excited about! Ever since I made my Starry Night tent, I have been dreaming of an X-Mid made in a beautiful print. The 1p X-Mid has been my go-to tent for solo trips for the past two seasons. I love the 4 stake, … Continue reading Aurora Sky Tent: A DIY X-Mid
This is a series I wrote on my (now very out of date) dog-focused blog about hiking with Perrin.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
Overall, this trip left me feeling really good about my gear list. I'm really getting things dialled in! The list is heavier than I prefer, but I was getting to the point where I just wasn't seeing places I was happy to cut. I figured the best option was to head out and see which … Continue reading Solo La Cloche Silhouette Trip- Gear
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
Not bad for 30 minutes and a bunch of scraps! Running gaiters: ever popular with hikers, but I have never tried them! I swear by my winter waterproof gaiters in snowy conditions, but have never tried this variation. I dug through my sewing room and found everything I needed to make them, so thought it … Continue reading DIY Running Gaiters
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
The final instalment! Putting all of the components together. https://youtu.be/imtj492X_Bc
Constructing the doors! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L70_zFbNhLI&feature=youtu.be