The Gear Closet(s)

Ever since I was a small child I have dreamed of owning my own gear closet. Okay, that is a  bit of an exaggeration but it certainly feels that way. My desire for a gear closet (a magical room or space where our outdoor gear gets to live, unfettered by bins and stuff sacks, stored […]

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Lindsey’s Hiker Kitchen, Part 2

And the food updates continue. Breakfast Chillequiles:  I did a couple of elaborate breakfasts, chillequiles being by far the most involved. For me, trail breakfasts can be the most repetitive and boring meal of the day. Oh, oatmeal or poptarts again? No thank you. I branched out and tried some new things, including breakfast quinoa, […]

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Lindsey’s Hiker Kitchen 

So, as you may or may not know, I dehydrated pretty much all our dinners for this hike.   Which was a lot of dinners.  Almost twenty food drops or so.  One hundred and nineteen dinners.  Some of the dinners were my own creation, a lot of them were sauces, veggies, and grains that we […]

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Gear Porn

Warning: this post contains explicit content. Viewer discretion advised. Viewers under the age of 18 prohibited. Enjoy.   Alrighty then.  Check out our gear list to see specifics on what we will be carrying on the PCT.  And don’t let your mother catch you looking at this page…

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Sleeping Pad Dreams Do Come True

It has happened at last.  The thing we have been wishing and praying for.  A gear company has finally come out with a lightweight double sleeping pad.  This is not a joke, I repeat, this is not a joke. A couple of days ago we discovered that Exped had released the SynMat Hyperlite Duo Sleeping […]

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Wilderness First Responder Recert

So this last weekend I drove down to Eugene, OR to attend a Wilderness First Responder Recertification class.  I just wanted to do a quick review of it. To give some background, let’s talk about why someone should even consider dropping a wad of money on a WFR certification.  If you have a job that […]

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Nerves

Two nights ago I had my first stress dream about the PCT.  Like the kind of dream you have leading up to the first day of school or before you start a new job. The dream started as we were on our way to the airport.  Whoever was driving wanted to check out our itinerary […]

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How to Spend Your REI Dividend Like a Pro

Up until last week Kyle and I had been obsessively checking our REI dividends.  I know they say they don’t put them out until the middle of March, but my godparents had already gotten theirs, so we were feeling like any day now… Then as I was scrolling through Facebook one morning I saw that […]

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Permits Granted- Status update!  

This happened a while ago but… we finally got our permits!  We will officially be starting on May 10th!  Here are a couple of things that we have been working on in terms of planning: Getting to the trail head:  So a couple of months ago, when we bought our plane tickets to fly to […]

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