My name is Chris also known as Cast Away. I am a full time hiker and vagabond who enjoys long walks in the woods, dinners by firelight, sporadic bathing, and an occasional town day. Via the Appalachian Trail I transplanted myself from Alabama to Vermont and spend every day planning next year's adventure.
When it comes to Ultralight tenting there are numerous options. Nemo has answered the call for ultralight gear with the Hornet Two-Person Ultralight
In 2009 I went the Middle East as part of a twelve month deployment while serving in the U.S. Army. In January 2010 I traded the harsh, barren
The quest for the lightest pack consumes some more than others. In some circles super-extreme-holycrap-ultralightweight backpacking has become a bit
I am going come out and say this right now: I absolutely love the Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Southwest Pack. I carried this backpack for the
As another Black Friday dawns on us we will see, once again, the images of people trampling over each other in a race to be the first to consume.
I was three days out of Damascus, Virginia. The Trail Days bubble was progressing North and Southern Virginia was awash with thru-hikers. After three