Cherokee National Forest, on a whim.

Labor Day was coming and Katrin and I both had to work Friday through Sunday. Monday (Labor Day) we decided we would clean our carpets with a rented Rug Doctor from Home Depot. I had Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday off while she had Monday and Tuesday off. It dawned on me last minute, that being…

EDC/tool pouch/preparedness.

I recently bought this pouch. Thought I would share a little about it, and why I bought it. Why? I have 2 backpacks that I lug around. One is my work bag that I take every time I go in, and the other is my Osprey bag that I take hiking. Between these 2 bags…

Review: Osprey Talon 22

If you follow me on social media, then you know I do a significant amount of hiking. It’s been mostly day hiking in the last few years, but I have done some multi day back country hikes as well. Over time I have accrued some decent gear and thinned out the useless junk. My favorite…

Don’t forget the dogs!

“Overlanding” has become pretty big in the USA over the last few years. I think that the van life as well as tiny houses have also followed that trend. Along with our gear and all important electronics we as people love to bring our goodest of friends. I’m going to dive right into this one….

Review: Tepui Kukenam Sky

Seems like forever ago when I bought this Tepui Kukenam Sky. So much has happened between now and then. Lots of camping trips and life events. Through all of it the tent was saddled up and ready to roll out at a moment’s notice, which is a nice feature of a tent that is mounted…

Review: CRKT M16-14SFG

If you’re outdoorsy like me, I’m sure you have a favorite knife. These are my favorite three. Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT) is 2nd on my favorite knife makers list coming in behind TOPS Knives. At least they are my two favorite big box brands. I am very hard on most equipment and have…

Mt. Rainier, by accident.

Our accidental trip to Mt. Rainier was almost ruined by our mistake of taking dogs along. I didn’t realize that the park was so controlled. Dogs are allowed into the park, but they are NOT allowed on any trails or in the back country. This isn’t where the trip started though, and we had a…