Chris Arnott

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.

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Gear Review: Nemo Hornet 2P Backpacking Tent

Gear Review: Nemo Hornet 2P Backpacking Tent

When it comes to Ultralight tenting there are numerous options. Nemo has answered the call for ultralight gear with the DAC this tent weighs in at a

May 1, 2016 : Chris Arnott
A Journey to the Fiordland: The Greenstone and Routeburn Tracks of New Zealand

A Journey to the Fiordland: The Greenstone and Routeburn Tracks of New Zealand

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

Jan 28, 2016 : Chris Arnott
The Five-Pound Base Weight

The Five-Pound Base Weight

The quest for the lightest pack consumes some more than others. In some circles super-extreme-holycrap-ultralightweight backpacking has become a bit

Jan 22, 2016 : Chris Arnott
Gear Review: Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Southwest Pack

Gear Review: Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Southwest Pack

I am going come out and say this right now: I absolutely love the You can view the pack the pack

Dec 18, 2015 : Chris Arnott
Sell Your Crap and Hike: A Rebellion Against Contemporary Society

Sell Your Crap and Hike: A Rebellion Against Contemporary Society

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.

Nov 26, 2015 : Chris Arnott
Encounters With Normal People in the Woods

Encounters With Normal People in the Woods

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

Nov 12, 2015 : Chris Arnott