Solar Charging System and Ditty Bag for Ultralight Backpacking (2018)

The Stuff: titanium scissors in duct tape stick sunscreen  inhaler lighter tooth brush tooth paste leukotape floss ear plugs pills: 2x immodium, 2x ibuprofin, 2x benadryl 4” micro usb cable (high speed charge enabled) 4w solar panel folomov a1 1x2400mAh … Continue reading “Solar Charging System and Ditty Bag for Ultralight Backpacking (2018)”

4-Way Stretch Microgrid Upper Active or Warm Layer

6.06oz right now (needs trimming as you’ll see). Used a light weight 4way stretch microgrid fleece.  It’s a tight fit but for this sort of material, I like that.  This is more stretchy than my patagonia quarter zip hoodie and … Continue reading “4-Way Stretch Microgrid Upper Active or Warm Layer”

MYOG Fleece Balaclava with Eye Mask

I have the whole process recorded — modeling/stencils/patterns, cutting supplies, prep, sewing it all together.  For now, though, please just enjoy some images of the finished product. Materials: 100wt PolarTech Fleece (under 1/2 yard) 1/16” elastic shock cord tiny cord … Continue reading “MYOG Fleece Balaclava with Eye Mask”

Alpine Lakes Wilderness Mini Thru Hike // Pratt Mountain, Mount Defiance, Putrid Pete’s Peak, Dirty Harry’s Balcony, Web Mountain, Granite Lakes

Video Summary Itinerary Pratt Mountain (with stop at Ollalie Lake) Camp at bald above Island Lake  Mount Defiance Putrid Pete’s Peak (P3) Unestablished Trail Descend P3 Dirty Harry’s Balcony Off Trail to Web Lake Off Trail to Granite Lakes Hike … Continue reading “Alpine Lakes Wilderness Mini Thru Hike // Pratt Mountain, Mount Defiance, Putrid Pete’s Peak, Dirty Harry’s Balcony, Web Mountain, Granite Lakes”