Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I'm not really getting old

Even though I'm excited about my new multi-grain hot cereal with milled flaxseed and soy. And I added some apples I just dehydrated. Very good! I believe I've found my new go-to breakfast for backpacking.

Scott Hearn
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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Have you tried one of these yet?

This is the Excelerator. It's a new type of hand dryer in bathrooms. This is about the fourth one I've seen. They definitely get your hands dry.


Of all the times I've worn trail-running shoes backpacking, this is the first time I've done anything like this. The bummer is I did it before we even got on the trail! We still did 10 miles. It really didn't bother me until I looked at it.... after we got back.

Yeah, it does kind of look like your aunt's ankle.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Hanging Out

I finally had a chance to use my new MacCat Deluxe Tarp from Outdoor Equipment Suppliers with my Hennessy Hammock. I was a little concerned becuase it was forcast to be the low 40's and I'd never used my hammock when it was that cool. I took alony my "silver burrito" emergency bivvy-sack, my double-wide 1/4" closed-cell pad and a cheap fleece throw, all to use as insulation underneath me. I took my 40 degree Ray-Way homemade quilt to cover up with.

The tarp worked great, especially with my new homemade tensioners. The tarp stayed taunt all night! And even though the temperature got down in the mid to upper 30's I stayed toasty all night.

The more I hang, the more I like it. For me is really beats the ground.