I ran across this video tonight while doing some research on waterproof cameras and camcorders for my upcoming trip down the Neuse River in North Carolina. Video is something I want to start doing on trips in a big way, but I’ve got a lot to learn.
I’m just speechless after watching this. It’s a 40-minute [...]
I’ve been getting much more active on Twitter and Facebook lately. It’s amazing how quick information can get out in the world these days. I’m definitely going to be using more tools like Twitter, Iphone apps, Google Maps, YouTube, Facebook, and Flickr on our next trip. Feel free to join up and check us out [...]
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These are some responses to one question on my Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker Study relating to Sex on the Appalachian Trail. The question, (from Meusser’s 1989 study) was “The challenge to do the whole trail, the miles, being really tired, dirty and lacking amenities or privacy prompted one couple
to say, “There’s [...]
Thru-hiking isn’t cheap, so here are fifteen easy ways to save money for the trip of a lifetime.
Eat In: get in the habit of taking lunches to work and eating at home. A crockpot is your best friend (cook dinner while you’re away!) Take the time to perfect 10 trail recipes that you won’t get [...]
OK, I’ve finally broke down and have gotten hooked on Twitter and am having a blast. Feel free to tweet me and follow!
I can definitely see using Twitter as a micro-blog addition on the next long trip. Posting a quick photo and blurb every day would be a fantastic way for folks to [...]
Funny name, but a great recipe for spread you can use on tortillas, crackers, or just straight out of the jar. I got this from Joe’ Ultralight Backpacking site a few years ago and have made several batches. There are some more variants on his site as that you might want to check out. Do [...]
I love nothing better than putting on a backpack or jumping in a canoe for months at a time. Here are my Top Ten Travel Quotes, with comments.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain (We saw this quote all up and down the Mississippi River. It’s going to be in the [...]
It never ever fails. I always have songs stuck in my head. Here are my Top 10 list of songs that got stuck between my ears on the Appalachian Trail and Mississippi RIver.
Baby Got Back. Sir Mix-a-Lot is a poet and a fine American. This is song I’ve had in my head the most. I’ll always [...]
-June 5, 2005
Chances are I’m jumping in anytime there’s a good swimming hole around. Nothing else gets the blood moving like jumping into the water wearing nothing but your birthday suit. Yes, I’m a skinny dipping addict.
Last night I went swimming au naturale for the first time since we’ve been on [...]
Here are a few of my favorite Ultralight Backpacking Books. Equipment changes all the time, but the best gear is what you have between your ears.
Lightweight Backpacking and Camping: A Field Guide to Wilderness Equipment, Technique, and Style – Ryan Jordan Ryan Jordan really, really knows his stuff, and this book gets into the [...]
This is one of my favorite photos of our trip down the Mississippi River. We’d just finished packing the canoe and were getting ready to put in. I was thinking “what in the hell have I gotten myself into?” It took us 73 days to paddle the 2,200 miles down to the Gulf of Mexico.
Here’s a few of the bridges we paddled under while on the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers. I always looked forward to getting to a bridge. You could see many of them from miles away, but paddling close to them gave me a better perspective of the size of those things.
It was always cool to [...]
Stumbled across this video from the National Film Board of Canada and wanted to share. “Filmed in 1954, an NFB producer and a Native guide allow themselves to be marooned in the bush with only an axe and their wits as means of survival. They eat off the land, build their own birchbark canoe and [...]