The MYOG gear tent project has begun! First things first: pattern and fabric preparation.
As much as I love gear, this is a budget trip! There are certainly many places that would benefit in either weight or functionality (or both!) from an upgrade, but my priority will be using gear I already own as I already have the vast majority of the equipment needed to do this trip. There … Continue reading GDT Gear Strategy
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!
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